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Visit.org at the United Nations

Our Co-Founder and CEO, Michal Alter, tells the inspiring story behind Visit.org's founding
(UN Commission on the Status of Women, March 2016).

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New York Times

Sustainable Travel Can Be Budget-Friendly

That sort of demystification is what organizations like Visit.org are trying to accomplish. The site curates different local travel experiences — ranging from free to several thousand dollars per person — in the name of social good. Sustainability, the idea goes, is not always something quantifiable like a certain number of trees planted or an amount of food waste reduced — it can also be about cultural exchange.

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National Geographic

7 Ways to Travel Local in a Foreign Country

To find these types of off-the-beaten-path experiences, Visit.org can connect you with hundreds of nonprofits offering local visits all over all the world.

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Market Watch

5 Ways to Make the World a Better Place While You Travel

Visit.org lets tourists book local experiences like workshops, cooking classes, walking tours and more. The fee they pay for the class is invested back into the local community. So far, it offers 600 experiences in 60 countries.

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Matador Network

Mapped: How to Travel the World and Help Our Planet

Traveling does not have to be a selfish lifestyle where you get all the benefits of visiting a wonderful, foreign place — there’s plenty you can do to help our world while you’re on the road. Visit.org is a website where you can book authentic travel experiences with do-good organizations. They offer different focuses depending on what you care about: Human rights, economic empowerment, animals, etc.

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Travel Weekly

Local Sensitivities: Embracing Sustainable Tourism

Visit.org partners with hundreds of small, nonprofit groups and organizations that have not traditionally catered to travelers because they have focused on their respective missions and generate funding and resources through more traditional donor and volunteer channels.

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Huffington Post

3 Ways You Don’t Know You’re Hurting A Culture When You Travel

Try not to choose establishments that encourage volunteering at orphanages or animal sanctuaries where the animals are still being used for labor. Visit.Org is a great site that encourages sustainable travel.

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MarketWatch

Millennials Are Trying to Redefine What it Means to be an American Tourist Abroad

A number of tour companies have emerged catering to the demand for “hyper-local travel,” including Visit.org, which says it invests back into the local community.

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Add A One-Of-A-Kind, Amazing Experience On Your Next Vacation AND Help Support The Local Community

Visit.org is a worldwide leading organization that helps vacationers book one-day travel experiences with do-good organizations, where 100% of the proceeds go back to the local communities.

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Hipmunk

4 Travel Experiences That Help Empower Women Around the Globe

Through its mission of connecting travelers with local do-good organizations, Visit.org is helping tourists support hundreds of projects across the world that that are aimed at empowering women and achieving gender equality. Examples range from an organization in Harlem, New York that offers cooking classes led by immigrant women; to Bedouin tribeswomen in Israel teaching tourists how to weave and women in India educating visitors about traditional Mehndi designs.

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Travindy

How to Create “The World’s Leading Platform for Social Impact Travel Experiences”

Visit.org is a technology platform for curated travel experiences offered by nonprofits around the globe. It enables travelers to add half to multi-day immersive experiences to their itinerary, with all revenues channeled back to the local community through the host organizations.

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MSN

25 Companies You Can Work for Remotely

This start-up New York City social impact travel company provides immersive travel experiences with local nonprofits and other organizations around the world, now in 65 countries.

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Go Nomad

Book Authentic Travel Experience With Do-Good Organizations

Looking to engage in society and travel at the same time? Visit.org aims ‘to enhance the mission of great social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial virtual and in-person interactions between people and communities around the world.’

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Epicure & Culture

How to Visit an Indigenous Community in Costa Rica

I visited Bribri with Talamanca Discovery Tour through Visit.org. Visit.org works with organizations to ensure that proceeds are put back into the local communities to create a pattern of sustainable tourism. This tour is available to anyone and can be arranged with a week’s notice.

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The Independent Traveler

Social Impact Travel: A Q&A with Michal Alter

Visit.org, allows travelers to find and book authentic and impactful excursions in the U.S. and overseas. Visit.org carefully vets the organizations it works with to ensure that the activities make a social impact and that 100 percent of the fees a traveler pays for an activity is invested in the local community.

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Travel Channel

10 Fabulous Ways To Celebrate Mother's Day

Visit.org offers over 500 travel experiences in 65 countries, by “do-good” organizations. Each trip promotes a worthy cause, such as sustainability, women’s empowerment, or human rights, and 100 percent of the hosts’ revenues are invested back in the local communities. In Paris, take a workshop to repurpose trash into something useful or beautiful, or learn about henna and other Indian crafts and textiles in Jodhpur, India.

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Travel Massive

10 Wonderful Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Visit.org offers 500 immersive and impactful travel experiences in 63 countries hosted by do-good organizations. 100% of hosts’ revenue is invested back into the communities, meaning travelers can enrich important causes while encountering local culture. Tourists can add these unique experiences into their travel itineraries to make a direct impact with underserved women.

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Swaay

15 Entrepreneurs Who Left Everything To Launch Their Businesses In America

Michal Alter came to America to continue her studies at Columbia University and in 2015 successfully launched Visit.org, the world’s largest community-based tourism platform, with 600 immersive and impactful travel experiences in 70 countries hosted by philanthropic organizations.

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Her Campus

How To Have An Impactful Travel Experience

Everybody wants to make a difference in this world. If you love to travel and explore new cultures, then your opportunity is here! Visit.org is an organization that allows you to incorporate unique and transformational activities into your travel schedule while helping underprivileged women gain attention and much-needed income. This goal is fulfilled as these women are given the opportunity to teach their cultural trades and activities to tourists.

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Immersion Travel

10 Activities that will Surprise and Delight Mom

Visit.org offers 545 immersive and impactful travel experiences in 65 countries hosted by do-good organizations. They work with charitable partners to create unique experiences around the globe that promote causes such as sustainability, women's empowerment, human rights, animal welfare and heritage preservation. 100% of hosts revenue is invested back into the local community.

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Tourism Concern

Earth Day and Tourism – 9 Ways Travellers Can Help the Earth Right Now

Book immersive and impactful travel experiences that support local communities that are committed to helping the planet, fighting climate change and other environmental causes. Visit.org allows users to travel the globe by cause and has a map of hundreds of experiences that benefit the environment.

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Travel is Your Business

Michal Alter of Visit.org - Good Will Traveling

Michal Alter, Co-Founder and CEO at visit.org (building the world’s leading platform for social impact travel experiences, allowing millions of users to discover, support, and interact with ‘do-good’ organizations both virtually and in-person) –joins Pavan Bahl, John Matson and Peter Crysdale in the MouthMedia Studios.

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Thrive Global

Travel the World for a Social Cause Map

Visit.org, the globe’s first platform for immersive and impactful travel experiences, has launched an interactive, searchable global map allowing users to travel the world for a cause. The user-friendly technology gives travelers the ability to search by both cause and location to find and book social travel experiences hosted by highly vetted do-good organizations around the globe.

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El Universal

¿A Quién Quieres Ayudar?: Viajes de Voluntariado en 70 Países

Visit.org es un sitio que reúne viajescon una buena causa a nivel mundial. La empresa, fundada en 2015, no opera ninguna oferta en realidad, sino que trabaja como intermediario entre viajeros e instituciones benéficas. Su ventaja es que muestra ofertas que difícilmente encontrarías por tratarse de lugares poco conocidos o actividades realizadas a pequeña escala.

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The Knot

6 Honeymoon Activities for Adventurous Newlyweds

Get a dose of do-good on your adventures and volunteer for a conservation project. . . . Check out Visit.org to book activities abroad that benefit local communities and the environment.

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Travel Fashion Girl

5 Tips on How to Shop Ethically While Traveling

You can actually learn how to make the local craft you want to purchase through excursions provided by Visit.org, the world's largest platform for immersive impact travel experiences hosted by do-good organizations.

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Cause Talk Radio

How Visit.org is Partnering with Nonprofits to Offer Unique Travel Experiences

Megan and Joe talk to Michal Alter, Co-Founder and CEO of Visit.org, about how this B-Corp is curating different local travel experiences, ranging from free to several thousand dollars per person, all in the name of social good!

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