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Q & A with a Visit.org Ambassador: Lourdes Chuquipiondo

Lourdes Chuquipiondo, from Peru, is the founder of placeOK blog and one of our ambassadors. Let’s meet her!   When did the blog start, and how? We launched it in February 2013. We had the idea during a trip to Argentina to celebrate my sister’s 15th birthday. Walking through the Mar del Plata streets, my sister Nicola and I realised…

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PRODESTUR: Helping People and the Environment in Peru

Andrea Ledesma works at PRODESTUR developing and consulting for tourism initiatives. She is currently working with the Association of Ecotourism Circuits of Lomas de Paraíso to implement an initiative promoting the conservation and environmental protection of the district of Villa Maria del Triunfo in Lima, Peru through tourism. Read on to learn about this inspirational project. What led to the creation…

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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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Connecting Rural Himalayan Villages Through Ecotourism

Gaganpreet Singh, Leader at Mountain Homestays, describes how an eco-tourism initiative in Himalayas helps remote villages connect with the world in a responsible and sustainable way. As he explains, this objective is mainly achieved through promoting homestays, local handicrafts, and locally produced organic goods. Let’s get to know more about this incredible organization. 1. What led to the creation of…

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Building ties between Thailand and Myanmar

We know, sometimes, that cohabitation gets complicated. This also happens between villages, and the bordering zones are, in many occasions, sensitive regions where there’s a lot to do. Since the year 2000, Pattanarak Foundation is building ties between Thailand and Myanmar and improving the life conditions of the local communities. Do not miss this interview with Seri Thongmak, Executive Director…

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Cauce Ciudadano: Empowering Youth in Mexico City

As part of our impacter series, Visit.org conducted an interview with Erika I. Llanos Hernández, the director of one of our partner orgs in Mexico, Cauce Ciudadano A.C. The org works to strengthen and recover the social fabric of the communities that have been affected by violence and organized crime. Cauce Ciudadano empowers young people as agents of social change,…

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COTORCO: Conserving Sea Turtles In Costa Rica

Animals are our co-habitants on Earth who can’t advocate for themselves. That’s why they need humans to do the job for them. The world is lucky to have animal conservation organizations that dedicate their resources to conserving animals. Visit.org is proud to feature COTORCO, a sea turtle conservation organization based off of the coast of Costa Rica! When was the…

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Spiti Ecosphere: Empowering Local Economies in India

An interview with Ishita, the founder of Spiti Ecosphere, social enterprise supporting the livelihoods of local communities through sustainable, ethical ecotourism, and conservation and development projects in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India.    by Chris Samuel, Visit.org country leader India.   1. When was the organization established and what conditions in the community led to the formation of your organization? We started working in Spiti…

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Sierra Gorda: Leaving Behind A Sustainable Legacy

Our partner organization, Sierra Gorda, located in Mexico has just won the National Geographic World Legacy Award! It is leaving behind a sustainable legacy by providing travelers adventure opportunities in the mountains of Sierra Gorda while channeling the tour revenue back into the community! We asked them about their organization and the motivation behind it. Take a journey through Sierra Gorda…

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