Dominica is among six small island nations in the top ten of the seventh annual list of ethical travel destinations in the world, according to an article in the International Business Times.
Ethical Traveler, a project of the Earth Island Institute, issues an annual report on the most-ethical travel destinations on the planet to educate people about the social and environmental impact of their decisions, showing how travel can be a potent form of diplomacy.
The article in the International Business Times states that Executive Director of Ethical Traveler, Jeff Greenwald and 14 other volunteer researchers who worked on the 2014 survey, looked at both the past and present states of some 150 developing nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to see how they’ve changed over time.
“They used information from 35 sources such as Freedom House, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Environmental Performance Index and the World Bank. The team also ensured that each country that made the final cut offered a strong tourism infrastructure with opportunities for travelers to interact with local people and cultures in a meaningful and mutually enriching way.on the seventh annual list are small island nations,” the articles notes, adding, “Greenwald noted that these countries often place near the top because they have a high stake in environmental protection and a good sense of social welfare.”
The other countries making the top ten list of ethical travel destinations are: The Bahamas, Barbados, Cape Verde, Chile, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Palau and Uruguay.