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Elisa Spampinato is a travel writer and a Community Storyteller who has lived and worked in Italy, Brazil, and the UK where she is currently located. Practitioner, researcher, speaker, and consultant for sustainable tourism with years of experience in local development and social projects, and a passionate advocate for ethical and responsible tourism. As a writer, she has collaborated with Tourism Concern, Equality in Tourism, Gender Responsible Tourism – GRT, Travindy and Tourism Watch. She has published a book on Slum Tourism in Rio de Janeiro and she continues telling the stories of tourism encounters in local communities, especially the traditional, rural and indigenous ones. Among other things, she is the Community-Based Tourism specialist and Ambassador for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC) Elisa can be followed on her Blog, Facebook, LinkedIN and Instagram.

28 September 2021

Slum Tourism: an ethical choice? Ethical tourism starts at home

To round off and truly complete the answer to our initial question, there is something else that we need to include on the list.If we want […]
22 September 2021

Slum Tourism: an ethical choice? The role of the tourist

Tourists do not need to remain in doubt until the moment of the actual experience to gain an understanding of their tour’s inner nature. To discover […]
14 September 2021

Slum Tourism: an ethical choice? Element of change

1. Changes over time Although the initial offerings of Slum Tourism were on the whole extremely negative, over time significant changes initiated a chain of positive […]
8 September 2021

Slum Tourism: an ethical choice? A complex dilemma

Slums are complex realities that present hugely varying scenarios, even within the same city. In a similar way, the term ‘Slum Tourism’ does not refer to […]
24 August 2021

Embraer pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer has announced ambitious new ESG targets as part of its commitment to building a sustainable future, including a commitment to carbon […]
18 August 2021

Rio de Janeiro’s new year’s eve celebration is coming back this year

One of the most popular New Year’s Eve destinations in the world, Brazil’s famous celebration in Rio de Janeiro is hoping to make a comeback this […]
29 June 2021

Native people of the Amazon forest haven’t caused any damage for over 5.000 years, new study says

The Amazon rainforest is huge. It covers about 5.500.000 square kilometers and makes up more than half of the world’s remaining rainforests. Researchers estimate that there […]
14 April 2021

This is Brazil’s new majestic statue of Christ

Brazil will soon have not one but two giant statues Jesus Christ. The new statue is being built in a small town in the south of […]
2 April 2021

24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is an impressive city. From beautiful expansive beaches (after all Brazil is renowned from them) to vibrant neighbourhoods, tasty traditional food, modern architecture […]
2 March 2021

10 Fascinating facts about the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest, otherwise known as Amazonia or “Amazon jungle”, represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. It comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract […]
16 February 2021

10 interesting facts about Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival

The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most important cultural events of Brazil, attracting each year more than 5 million people and approximately […]
12 February 2021

Rio’s Carnival is cancelled: Here’s how to celebrate it online

In a ‘normal’ world, the largest street celebration would be starting today, February 12th. Cariocas and visitors alike, would be rushing to the streets to watch […]
11 January 2021

Amazon lost almost 8,500 square kilometers of forest in Brazil in 2020

Nearly 8,500 square kilometers of Amazonian forest were destroyed in Brazil in 2020, according to the National Institute of Space Research (INPE). This has been the […]
7 January 2021

New study: The Amazon rainforest may become completely arid by 2064

Global warming, droughts, deforestation, fires: these phenomena are a constant all over the world, but more so in the Amazon and it may lead to the […]
31 December 2020

Rio de Janeiro: Why is New Year’s Eve at Copacabana so famous?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, people from all over the world used to go to Brazil, in particular to the beaches in […]
23 December 2020

How is Christmas celebrated in Brazil?

Christmas is one of the most important holidays in the Brazilian calendar and is very much celebrated, although not quite in the same way as it […]
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