Who is Planeterra

Planeterra is the leading non-profit using community tourism to change lives.

Tourism is a global industry, but many local businesses and communities do not benefit from it. There are some forms of tourism where no money reaches the hands of local people. Planeterra works to break this cycle by supporting and uplifting community tourism. By strengthening community tourism around the world, economic opportunities are created, places are protected, and cultures are celebrated through travel.

Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk New Delhi, India

Here’s how it works

Together, we harness travel to change lives


By working with community tourism enterprises that are led by women, youth, Indigenous and rural communities, we ensure the ripple effects of tourism are endless.


With the Global Community Tourism Network, we are providing enterprises with access to much-needed training and support. By helping these enterprises thrive, they can then invest in their economies, education, healthcare, and the environment.


By creating a platform for peer-to-peer support amongst enterprises, while advocating for more travellers, travel companies, and destinations to prioritize community tourism.

Important Partnerships