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Responsible tourism, Travel tips

You’ve got to go to Togo

Although Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa, it is still referred to as the “land of small miracles” to some and to others “miniature Africa”. And this isn’t because of stuff it’s lacking, but rather what it’s packing. Why Togo? In Togo you can find beaches, on the Gulf of Guinea, lined with coconut and palm trees….

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Mass Tourism Vs. Sustainable Tourism

As extreme traveler and sustainable tourism advocate Jean-Philippe Platroz says, we as a society “cannot continue to develop mass tourism.” This seems like a radical statement. Especially with the consistent popularity (and convenience) of cruise liners, hotel tour packages, and international beach parties. In fact, mass tourism has doubled in twenty years despite the economic crisis. However, travel experts are now claiming…

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Inspiration, Responsible tourism

Travel for a Cause: Celebrate the Year of Sustainable Tourism

At Visit.org, we are passionate about making an impact on the world through sustainable travel. And we’re not alone. In fact, the United Nations named 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. While conscious travelers are eager to impact local communities through sustainable travel, it can be daunting to plan. Furthermore, there are so many incredible destinations and…

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Inspiration, Responsible tourism

Expert Advice: Why Sustainable Tourism Matters

Jean-Philippe Platroz is one of the most-travelled people in the world. Having visited 170 countries and territories, he ranks #3 in his home country of France. Recently retired, he spent the past 38 years working in the travel industry. Now, his foremost priority is spreading the word about sustainable tourism. He spends his time on Adamandia, a passion project to…

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Inspiration, Responsible tourism

How does Visit.org serve social impact organizations?

Visit.org is the leading online platform for sustainable travel experiences with social impact organizations. With over 600 tours in more than 70 countries, we offer a wide range of social impact experiences. Moreover, our tours work for every type of visitor, from the animal lover to the environmentalist and everyone in between. Visitors are able to have immersive and authentic…

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What is Social Impact Travel?

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 define Social Impact Travel and cite examples, to help you make your next trip meaningful for you and the community you visit. The Definition of Social Impact Travel Like its name…

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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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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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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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