Planeterra is excited to introduce to you the amazing partnerships that have been established over the last year. From Whistler, Canada to Bohol, Philippines, these new partnerships spread across the entire globe.
This year we are introducing three new women’s projects, three projects that empower at-risk youth, and nine new community-based projects. Planeterra invested over $500,000 to support and kick-start these social enterprises and provide the valuable link to G Adventures’ customer base. Starting 2018, all of these new partnerships will be integrated in G Adventures itineraries, allowing these community-owned organizations to profit and grow through tourism.
Click through to read more about each project below:
An indigenous centre in Whistler where travellers are treated to a traditional tea ceremony, bannock tasting and museum visit led by Indigenous guide trained through centre’s training programs.
North Cape Town, South Africa
An interpretive museum where travellers learn about San culture and history through a unique tour, run by San guides participating in the centre’s training program for youth.
Santiago de Agencha, Bolivia
A community-owned lodge in the salt flats that was once shut down because of lack of tourists – now, 2,500 G Adventures travellers visit the lodge each year.
Sierra Nevada, Colombia
We have worked with the Wiwa community in Gotsezhi to increase livelihood opportunities along the Lost City Trek in Colombia. A new trekking route was established to increase livelihood opportunities including a training kitchen, meal and handicraft experience.
A restaurant and handicraft workshop that employs 30 disadvantaged women and creates livelihoods for over 200 women in Namibia. G Adventures travellers will enjoy a meal courtesy of Penduka, supporting these women and the social enterprise itself.
A youth training restaurant that provides training to 30 marginalized youth every year. G Adventures will bring about 300 international travellers to Sanon each year, which gives the youth more opportunity to practice and learn English.
A community homestay run by 17 women in Panauti, giving travellers a taste of the local lifestyle. Located just outside of Kathmandu, this homestay provides a great alternative to the city experience.
Kandy, Sri Lanka
A craft shop and cafe run by the Women’s Development Centre to empower women and at-risk youth through livelihood opportunities. This social enterprise supports excluded entrepreneurs and nonprofit programs.
A cultural mediator and NGO with a mandate to educate locals about migrants and diverse cultures and religions. G Adventures travellers will get a unique tour which combines historic sites with landmarks important to the wide variety of migrant groups.
A training restaurant supported through a partnership with Planeterra and Friends International, training 8 vulnerable youth each year in hospitality. Planeterra has provided funding to improve the restaurant and for capacity building of the students.
Rift Valley, Tanzania
A community tour which provides travellers with a taste of local life, while improving livelihood opportunities for community members. Planeterra works with their Tourism Enterprise to improve the impact of tourism.