Since 2003, a non-profit organization called Ethical Traveler has been identifying politically correct travel destinations. It evaluates the countries based on various criteria, such as promoting and observing human rights, environmental protection measures, and public welfare support. All these factors are taken into account to ensure a sustainable tourism economy.
Conscious travelers can check out the list of travel destinations that performed excellently in the last year for environmental and climate protection, human rights, and ecological tourism.
The organization promotes behaviors that help create a safer and more sustainable world. The ranking promotes countries that have shown the most significant improvements last year, even though there is still a long way to go for many of these countries.
In addition to ethical considerations, travel destinations should offer plenty of attractions to holidaymakers. Each selected destination offers natural beauty, exciting outdoor activities, and meaningful opportunities to interact with local people and cultures.
According to Ethical Traveler experts, the following countries lead the way in the publication "World's Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2023":
Barbados: After gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 2021, Barbados shines with high ratings for political rights, civil liberties, and environmental protection while actively combating corruption and human trafficking.
Belize: Nature and marine conservation are top priorities in Belize. New fishing restrictions protect native reef sharks. Positive developments in socio-economic and human rights policies have also been made.
Botswana: The African continent performs poorly in an international comparison. However, Botswana stands out as one of the most stable democracies and a leader in animal welfare, human rights, and sustainability.
Cape Verde: Cape Verde has been featured in the list of ethical travel destinations multiple times, owing to its varied landscape. The country has taken recent measures to uphold children's and human rights and is focused on renewable energy. These efforts have helped Cape Verde secure a leading position among politically correct travel destinations.
Chile: In recent years, Chile has made significant progress in environmental protection. Additionally, with a cabinet consisting of more than half women, Chile also excels in politics.