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Visitor Experience: Uncovering New York’s Overlooked Black History

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Washington Square Park, where people gathered for their mid-day lunch break, those of us at Visit.org’s New York office gathered around the famed arch to embark on a tour of the city’s overlooked Black history. What is Black Gotham Experience? Black Gotham Experience started in 2010 as, like the name suggests,…

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Culture, Inspiration, Visitors testimonials

Bogota, Colombia: Discover the City in a Meaningful Way

Bogota, Colombia is in the middle of a very exciting transformation: leaving the past behind, the city is getting ready for a brighter future. To achieve this change, different groups of society are finding new ways to live together and create opportunities for the less fortunate. Drawing on this transformation, the Pocalana Foundation aims to aid the homeless and help…

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A Cape Town Must-Do You Really Must Do

Traveling to Cape Town and missing the African penguins is quite like going to Paris and passing on baguettes and cheese– heresy! You don’t have to tackle every items on a city’s must-do list, but there are always a few things visitors definitely should not miss. In Cape Town, African penguins are one of them. So when we learned that visit.org had partnered with SANCCOB, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates African penguins, we decided to pay them a visit.

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Greek crisis: Athens homeless city tour shows view from the streets

BY Zoe Greenfield, INSP Project Manager INSP’s Zoe Greenfield is in Athens this week, preparing for INSP’s 2016 Global Street Paper Summit alongside the team at Greek street paper Shedia. On Saturday, she got her bearings thanks to a unique city tour, guided by one of the homeless vendors of the street paper. Athens’ Invisible Paths social business is part of a worldwide movement of ‘homeless…

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Azizi Life Experiences

Maya, our ambassador from Paris, recently visited our partner organisation Azizi Life in Rwanda and she wrote about her experience!  What is Azizi Life?  In Swahili ‘Azizi’ means good life. Azizi Life is a charity organization who’s vision is “to participate in local initiatives for the development of Rwandan communities working towards physical and spiritual wholeness for all.”They work with different…

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A weekend among the “hat-heads” of Peru

French and Spanish below “Community-based tourism (CBT)”, what does it mean? CBT is a kind of sustainable tourism in which part or the whole of a community works together to develop and provide a tourism product whose economic impact will benefit all its members. The activities and services are managed and delivered by members of the local community involved. These…

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