WELL DONE! Travel bloggers call for conference to cancel dolphin tours

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Travel bloggers call for conference to cancel dolphin tours

The TBEX travel bloggers’ conference in Cancun is the latest in a string of tourism companies to be put under pressure for their association with dolphin or whale tours
Dolphins off the coast of Mexico
Wild dolphins off the coast of Mexico. Photograph: Michael Patrick O’Neill/Alamy

A row has broken out between travel bloggers, wildlife campaigners and the organisers of a major travel media conference over the inclusion of captive dolphin experiences in its exclusive pre-event programme, as pressure mounts on travel brands to take a stand against such attractions.

TBEX 2014, which describes itself as “the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators” has been criticised for offering attendees the opportunity to sign up to two tours at a dolphinarium in Cancun, where the conference is being held in September. …

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