Where we work
Planeterra is an organization born in Toronto, Canada, but rooted everywhere. We are committed to breaking down the barriers community tourism enterprises face, by giving our partners practical training at their fingertips, support, mentorship, and a connection to the tourism industry.
Our Strategic Partners
We partner with community based tourism enterprises themselves, as well as strategic partners, who help us grow our impact in a number of ways. Some are subject matter experts, who help grow our training resources, while others help Planeterra to reach rural communities without access to the Internet.
Our newest partners and enterprises
Alebrijes Zoologico Magico, Mexico
Women-owned cooperative dedicated to celebrating the Zapoteca culture, with revenue from handicrafts and visitor visits benefitting 13 women and their families.
Pink City Rickshaw Company, India
An innovative project aiming to train and empower 200 resource-poor women from Jaipur to lead unique tours on environmentally-friendly rickshaws.
Grow Dat, USA
A nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for youth in New Orleans to develop leadership skills alongside a diverse group of peers, while learning about sustainable agriculture on the organization’s 7-acre farm.
Train and Travel, Côte d’Ivoire
A nonprofit that gives women the opportunity to participate in training courses that engage them in tourism. They have been using Planeterra’s resources to enhance their training materials for the women they serve.
After the successful completion of our 50 in 5 Campaign, we introduced Project 100, with the goal to partner with an additional 25 community tourism enterprises worldwide. We accomplished this goal in December 2020.
Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas in a Post-COVID World
This project aims to develop a more crisis-resilient and sustainable tourism landscape and in the spirit of building back better for the people, wildlife, and ecosystems, improve the ecological and social aspects of tourism in and around protected and conserved areas.