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Do human rights affect your travel decisions?

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1. Posted by Walkaways5813 (Budding Member 14 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hello fellow TravellersPoint people!

Me: My name is Nick and I'm a passionate traveller (even travelling as I type!) and I also have a big interest in human rights. I've also been on TravellersPoint for years now and its the first place I go to learn about travel and get some excellent advice!

My question: I was wondering whether a country's human rights record affects a traveller's decision to visit a destination and so I thought - why not try to find out!! So what I've done is created a questionnaire (with permission from the TravellersPoint moderators) and posted it at the bottom of this message. If you have a 2 minutes to complete this I'll be soooo thankful and I'll share findings in this thread for you all to see.

You: Know that this is entirely confidential , anonymous and asks no personal questions. It is only for my personal interest and study and I will share my findings with you all. I contacted the moderators and they've agreed that I can post a questionnaire here so please click the link below and answer the questions if this is of interest to you or you're kind enough to help me learn!

Thanks so much all!!!

2. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

1.) There's a bug in Question #4, earlier answers get deleted as you move down the list so it's impossible to complete and submit the questionnaire.

2.) Question #7 makes no sense whatsoever if you answered "largely aware" to Question #3. You need to re-work your line of reasoning.


[ Edit: Edited on 28-Nov-2015, at 01:17 by CheersT ]

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 965 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

The question 4 selector worked fine for me, using Chrome for Android.

Some odd presumptions though. Why assume I'll be more aware of human rights as a result of taking this survey? Slightly insulting, suggesting this two minutes has had a bigger effect than years of travelling.

4. Posted by Walkaways5813 (Budding Member 14 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for doing this both - I really appreciate it!

I've slightly re-worded #7 so it is more coherent as I don't think my question really conveyed what I wanted it to so I do apologise for this and will factor this into any findings.

Also - please do not consider #7 merely an assumption (and I apologise if it came across that way). I actually imagine that many of the findings will suggest that the travel community are largely aware of human rights issues in the countries they would like to visit and believe that responses to earlier questions (like question #3) would support this claim. The motive for including this question is to gauge the effectiveness of this survey on those respondents that specifically indicate that they do not typically consider human rights situations when thinking about travel. It's just to have a look at what impact a survey on human rights and travel may have on those that rarely consider human rights situations may have.

As far as the problem with #4 - thanks for flagging this. It seems to a be an issue with a few browsers (I've tried with multiple ones) so unfortunately can only suggest that you try another browser. It seems to be a problem with the questionnaire software which I'm unable to fix I'm afraid.

Again - thank you all - it's really appreciated!

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3898 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I've completed this Nick. Question 4 worked fine for me using Chrome on Windows 7.

6. Posted by Walkaways5813 (Budding Member 14 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Bex! Much appreciated :-)

Post 7 was removed by a moderator