Tell TripAdvisor to check out of stolen land | Amnesty International UK

Thousands of Palestinians have had their homes destroyed, their land stolen and their rights to live, work and move freely denied.

But online tourism giants, like TripAdvisor, are profiting from these human rights violations.

Don't let these companies benefit from Israel's illegal settlements. The creation of these settlements amounts to a war crime.

Tell TripAdvisor to check out of stolen land

The situation

At night a bulldozer could destroy everything. Children here live in fear

- Fatima Nawaja, a resident of Khirbet Susiya (in the Occupied Palestinian Territories)

 

Why TripAdvisor?

Learn to shoot like a soldier, ride a camel or take a tour of historic sites – all on stolen land! Thanks to help from TripAdvisor, these are all activities you can do when visiting one of the many illegal Israeli settlements. 

  1. SunShade.png TripAdvisor is boosting settlement economy

    TripAdvisor lists more than 70 properties, activities and attractions in illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    By advertising holiday attractions where Palestinian families once lived, TripAdvisor is boosting Israel’s illegal settlement economy.

  2. Case.png Tourism helps to normalise illegal settlements

    Settlements are illegal under international law - their creation amounts to a war crime. Settlements are on stolen Palestinian land. They should not be tourist destinations.

    Since 1967, when Israel captured and occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Israeli government has promoted the creation and expansion of settlements.

    By having listings in the OPT, TripAdvisor is helping to normalise the situation.

    Tell TripAdvisor to check out of stolen land now.

  3. Aeroplane.pngA devastating impact
    Due to illegal Israeli settlements, thousands of Palestinians have had their homes destroyed, their land stolen and their rights to live, work and move freely denied.

    But online tourism giants, like TripAdvisor, are profiting from these human rights violations. 

    Tell TripAdvisor today to #CheckOut of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine.

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TripAdvisor is the main focus of this campaign because of the company’s relative importance to the tourism industry in Israeli settlements: TripAdvisor is the most visited online tourism website by foreign visitors to Israel; and it promotes more listings (at least 70) in more settlements(27) than any other digital tourism company - with the exception of Airbnb, which pledged in November 2018 to remove most of its listings in settlements. 
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