FRANKLYWNOW - prsv-591-regression

prsv-591-regression

Published: Updated:

(CNN)Help has arrived for travelers who've resolved to avoid spending their tourism cash in countries with poor human rights and environmental records.

Non-profit group Ethical Traveler -- a project of the Berkeley-based Earth Island Institute -- has just released its annual list of the 10 most forward-thinking countries in the developing world.

According to the California-based group, each country is reviewed for its performance in the areas of human rights, social welfare, animal welfare and environmental protection.

At the same time, it also needs to have plenty of appeal as a travel destination.

Five first-timers have made this year's list -- Grenada, Micronesia, Mongolia, Panama and Tuvalu.

"By spending travel dollars in forward-thinking countries, explorers can reward the good guys -- and encourage humane practices worldwide," says Ethical Traveler's report.

Powered by Frankly
All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2020. All Rights Reserved. <BR>For more information on this site, please read our <a href="//wnow.worldnow.com/story/18990/this-web-sites-privacy-policy" >Privacy Policies </a>, and <A HREF="//wnow.worldnow.com/story/18991/this-sites-terms-of-service">Terms of Service</A>.