Holiday with a dictator: Helpful or immoral?

(Bangkok Post) Fascinating travel destinations such as China, Cuba or Iran are home to some of the world’s greatest cultural sites.┬áMany travellers wonder, however, if it is morally acceptable to spend a carefree holiday in countries ruled by authoritarian regimes, knowing that freedom of expression is curtailed and opposition figures languish in squalid prison cells.

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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