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Rethink Orphanages

We're adding our weight to the fight against orphanage tourism

Our parent company, World Expeditions is on the working party of the Rethink Orphanages Network, an organization working to prevent the unnecessary institutionalisation of children in developing countries. 

Back in 2013, we removed all instances of orphanage tourism from our trips when research first revealed a direct relationship between the increase in the number of orphanages in developing nations and the increase in tourism numbers. 

We hope that our involvement will encourage other companies, and travellers, to avoid orphanage tourism.


In response to the question, 'There are many excellent orphanages that will be tarred with the same brush of unethical operations. How can we stop that from happening?', Leigh Matthews, the the co-Founder of the ReThink Orphanages Network, makes a bold statement at World Expeditions' Thoughtful Traveller Q&A, which was held in Sydney on 14 Match 2018.  World Expeditions are a leader in worldwide adventure travel holidays and our responsible tourism policies help guide our decision making. Learn more about our policies here: https://worldexpeditions.com/Responsible-Travel


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