Justice tourism or solidarity tourism is an ethic for travelling that holds as its central goals the creation of economic opportunities for the local community, positive cultural exchange between guest and host through one-on-one interaction, the protection of the environment, and political/historical education. It also seeks to develop new approaches to and forms of globalization,[1][2] and may overlap with revolutionary tourism.[3][4]

It has been promoted particularly in Bosnia and Palestine, especially by the Alternative Tourism Group and the Christian initiative in Palestine.[5][6]

Denis Tolkach proposed that justice tourism aligned with the precepts of anarchist philosophy, particularly that of anarchism without adjectives, due to its focus on solidarity and connection with the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization movements.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Higgins-Desbiolles, Freya (2008-06-23). "Justice Tourism and Alternative Globalisation". Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 16 (3): 345–364. doi:10.1080/09669580802154132. ISSN 0966-9582. S2CID 153318219.
  2. ^ Cole, Stroma; Morgan, Nigel (2010). Tourism and Inequality: Problems and Prospects. CABI. ISBN 9781845936624.
  3. ^ Higgins-Desbiolles, Freya (2018-09-01). "The potential for justice through tourism". Via Tourism Review (13). doi:10.4000/viatourism.2469. ISSN 2259-924X.
  4. ^ "The perils and possibilities of revolutionary tourism: A visit with the Zapatistas". Matador Network. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  5. ^ Kassis, Rami (July 2006). "The Palestinians and Justice Tourism". Alternative Tourism Group. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  6. ^ Warn, Shane (August 2010). "Tours Guide". Tourism Media Association. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  7. ^ Tolkach, Denis (2017). "Tourism and anarchism". Tourism Recreation Research. 42 (3): 8–9. doi:10.1080/02508281.2017.1309495. ISSN 0250-8281. Retrieved 12 July 2023.