Culture

5 Ways to Support Sustainable Fashion through Travel

One of the perks of traveling sustainably is being exposed to other, innovative ways of impacting communities. For instance, a sure way to benefit locals is to support their businesses. This week, Visit.org celebrates ethical fashion. As such, we encourage travelers to indulge their desire for clothing and jewelry in a way that creates solid livelihoods for those in need, while coming away with…

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How Photography and Travel Can Change the World: Photographers Without Borders

Visit.org has joined forces with Photographers Without Borders to bring professional photography to more do-good organizations around the globe. Photographers Without Borders is a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and a registered charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status. They consist of over 500 photographers, have worked in over 30 countries and have completed over 100 projects to…

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Responsible tourism, Travel tips

What is Social Impact Travel?

Are you dreaming about your next holiday? Dying to escape the daily grind? Or just got itchy feet that need a good scratch?!   Whatever kind of trip tickles your fancy, you may have heard of numerous ‘tourism terms’ under the umbrella of Social Impact Travel such as: Sustainable Tourism, Responsible Tourism and Eco-Tourism. In this post, we want to…

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#MoreThanATourist, Culture, Inspiration, Uncategorized

How Tourism Supports Indigenous Mapuche Artisans in Chile

Paula Vlamings visited the Chol-Chol Foundation in Chile, which allowed her to contribute to a project that promotes sustainable economic development for hundreds of indigenous artisans in the Mapuche community. Let’s get to know a little more about Chol-Chol through Paula’s experience. Paula is part of our ambassador program*. 1. Could you tell us a little bit more about your…

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Impacters, Responsible tourism

How Sustainable Tourism Helps the Women of the Andes

We sat down with the founder of Visit.org partner org Huayna Paqareq Development Association of the Inka Region (ADEHPRI), to find out what inspired him to establish this organization dedicated to promoting sustainable growth and human development for Andean women and families in Cusco, Peru. Read our Q&A with its founder, to discover what about ADEHPRI’s work is so important…

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Inspiration

Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #6 Laos

Laos Officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Laos is a landlocked country in South East Asia, which, due to its burgeoning mining industry, is one of the fastest growing economies in the region. However, because of its history of corruption, widespread poverty, and poor human rights record, the beautiful culture of Laos has been overlooked by travelers. We at…

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Responsible tourism

What are ‘Do-Good’ Organizations?

Visit.org is the world’s largest platform for impact travel experiences hosted by do-good organizations. But what exactly is a do-good organization? The short answer is that our partners consist of non-profit organizations, NGOs, community-based cooperatives, social enterprises, museums, schools, and more. This means that the host of each of our experiences serves a good cause — which ranges from  helping people,…

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Environment, Responsible tourism, Uncategorized

4 Asia-Pacific Tours That Benefit the Environment

Travel off the beaten path in Asia-Pacific to benefit the environment! When you book an experience hosted by these Visit.org partners in South East Asia, you will contribute to protecting the natural environment. And as with all Visit.org activities, 100% of the hosts’ revenue is invested back into the local community, sustaining livelihoods in the area! These are our top picks for…

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Animals

Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #5 Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. Additionally, it has abundant deposits of diamond, gold, and other precious minerals. Unfortunately, it is a nation that has suffered from extreme poverty, with 70% of the population living in need. And although it is a beautiful country, it has had setbacks…

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Responsible tourism

3 Sustainable Travel Experiences to Support Women’s Rights

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In conjunction with this worldwide observance and other movements for women’s rights, we at Visit.org would like to share with travelers everywhere, how you can contribute to the important cause of equality as you explore the world. Not only is sustainable travel beneficial to locals (men and women alike) because it fosters economic development…

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