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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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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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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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Inspiration, Responsible tourism

Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #4 Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Visit Kyrgyzstan for an unforgettable adventure! Bordered by China on the southeast, and Russia in the north, Kyrgyzstan is a remote, naturally beautiful country to travel to. The Kyrgyzstan people’s heritage is deeply-rooted in Russian history. Traditionally pastoral nomads, locals speak Kyrgyz and Russian. Immediately after Russian colonization in the 1900s, the locals in Kyrgyzstan were forced to abandon nomadic culture and…

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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #3 Colombia

Colombia
 Colombia has a multitude of natural landscapes, each special with defining characteristics; the Andes mountain range, the Pacific coastal region, and the Amazon Rainforest are just some of Colombia’s most astounding sights. But this nation has also had its struggles. For 39 years it has been involved in a drug war that has been considered one of the worst…

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4 Adventure Dates for Travelers

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples — we also celebrate love for ourselves, our friends, and the world around us! But no matter how or with whom you spend it, make the day special by doing something unexpected. Here are four adventure dates you’re bound to fall love with. Camp Under the Stars Eco-alterNATIVE Tours is a social enterprise that gives…

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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #1 Albania

Albania A part of the Ottoman Empire for 650 years, Albania fell under communist rule after World War I. In 1991, the country gained their independence. Against the landscape’s natural beauty, ancient and modern ruins are a visible reminder of the nation’s war-torn past. Here are some reasons why this off-the-beaten-path destination deserves more visitors. Why You Want To Go…

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Environment, Food, Responsible tourism

Organic Farming: Care for Land, Care for People, & Sharing the Excess

Please help our partner org Rio Muchacho Organic Farm in Ecuador! They are a leader in environmentally and sustainable farming practices dedicated to teaching people how to better care for our earth. Unfortunately the devastating 2016 earthquake has destroyed much of the farm and the surrounding community. You can read more about what they do in the following Q&A, and…

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