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Who is Planeterra

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

Tourism is an $8 trillion global industry, but many local businesses and communities do not benefit from it.

There are some forms of tourism where $0 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.

Here’s how it works

Together, we harness travel to change lives

Empower

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.

Support

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.

Connect

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

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