Planeterra recruits five more directors

Travel Weekly |   November 18, 2021

Non-profit organisation Planeterra has appointed five women as members of its international board of directors.

5 Tour Operators That Are Working Toward a More Sustainable Travel Future

TravelAge West  |  Oct 11 2021

Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) travelers visiting Cambodia’s legendary Angkor Wat also often make a later stop in nearby villages, where the tour operator has helped provide water wells for many impoverished local families.

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Panama Is Spending $300 Million With Lofty Goals for Community-Centric Tourism

Skift |    October 8 2021

The country’s new sustainable tourism master plan could set a precedent for the region if the government puts its money where its mouth is. But is Panama’s private sector ready to embrace sharing the tourism pie after a major downturn?

The Future of Travel

Verge Magazine   |   June 24, 2021

Has the global pandemic hit the tourism reset button? Industry insiders weigh in on what post-pandemic travel could—or should—look like.

Proyecto de turismo comunitario jamao ecotours ingresa a la red global de turismo comunitario de Planeterra

Infotur Dominicano  |   19 May 2021

El Proyecto de Turismo Communitario Jamao Ecotours ha sido escogido como miembro de la “Red Global de Turismo Comunitario”, una Red Mundial creada por Planeterra, organización sin fines de lucro que ha reunido a más de 200 negocios turísticos comunitarios en 68 países.

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Planeterra launches fundraising challenge to promote community tourismPlaneterra launches fundraising challenge to promote community tourism

Travel Daily News  |    May 17 2021

Planeterra launched the Around the World Challenge, encouraging travel lovers to join the non-profit’s movement to support community tourism enterprises as travel reemerges post-COVID, all while celebrating the diversity and power of community tourism.

CTO joins with Canada-based group to promote community tourism

Jamaica Observer    |   August 06, 2021

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) on Friday said it is collaborating with a Canada-based non-profit organisation to support community tourism in CTO member countries.

How to travel more responsibly in Australia and beyond

Fair Tourism  |   19 July 2021

In the Asia-Pacific region, an interest in ecotourism and nature-based tourism is gathering significant momentum. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) claims that nature-based tourism is now the fastest growing tourism sector globally!

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A Crash Course On Community-Based Tourism & Its Importance Right Now

Travel & Leisure India  |    July 1 2021

With sustainability being the need of the hour, the tourism industry is gradually, yet consistently, moving forward to embrace responsible and mindful ways of travelling, which minimises environmental harm to a great extent.

“WE HAVE LOOKED DEEPLY TO WORK OUT WHAT WE WANT TO BE”: PLANETERRA’S PRESIDENT ON USING COVID DOWNTIME WISELY

Travel Weekly  |   August 18, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt been a challenging time for us all, not least the travel industry, but it’s also provided an opportunity to rethink and reset our path towards a more sustainable future.

Planeterra, CTO team up for community tourism initiative

Travel Week  |   August 9 2021

BRIDGETOWN — Planeterra and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have a new partnership to scale up community tourism and change lives across the Caribbean.

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Planeterra, CTO join forces to promote community tourism in the Caribbean

PAX News  |    August 6 2021

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Canada-based global community tourism non-profit Planeterra have joined forces to support community tourism in CTO member countries.

12 sustainable destinations doing good for the planet

The Times |   September 27, 2021

We celebrate the corners of this sprawling world of ours that are extra special when it comes to enriching the lives of people and protecting nature

Planeterra, CTO team up for community tourism initiative

Travel Week  |   August 9 2021

BRIDGETOWN — Planeterra and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have a new partnership to scale up community tourism and change lives across the Caribbean.

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Bruce Poon Tip’s Planeterra Launches 2nd Annual Virtual Trek Challenge To Support Communities In Tourism Recovery

Open Jaw |    August 21 2021

Last year’s Planeterra Trek Challenge saw hundreds of industry professionals and travel lovers virtually climb the distance to the iconic Everest Base Camp trek – while raising over $100,000. Building on that success, Planeterra is launching the 2nd annual virtual Trek Challenge.

12 sustainable destinations doing good for the planet

The Times |   September 27, 2021

We celebrate the corners of this sprawling world of ours that are extra special when it comes to enriching the lives of people and protecting nature

Planeterra, CTO team up for community tourism initiative

Travel Week  |   August 9 2021

BRIDGETOWN — Planeterra and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have a new partnership to scale up community tourism and change lives across the Caribbean.

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Bruce Poon Tip’s Planeterra Launches 2nd Annual Virtual Trek Challenge To Support Communities In Tourism Recovery

Open Jaw |    August 21 2021

Last year’s Planeterra Trek Challenge saw hundreds of industry professionals and travel lovers virtually climb the distance to the iconic Everest Base Camp trek – while raising over $100,000. Building on that success, Planeterra is launching the 2nd annual virtual Trek Challenge.

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Planeterra lanza el movimiento por el Turismo Comunitario Global

Infotur Latam   |   April 30, 2021

Apoyar a las empresas de turismo comunitario tiene el potencial de cambiar millones de vidas a mejor mientras el mundo comienza a viajar de nuevo, así como de ofrecer experiencias locales inolvidables a los viajeros. Pero son pocas los negocios comunitarios que cuentan con el conocimiento y los recursos para poder aprovechar al máximo la cadena global de suministro del turismo.

Planeterra launches Global Community Tourism Network

Travel Weekly   |   April 20, 2021

Non-profit organisation Planeterra has created a network of more than 200 community tourism enterprises from 68 countries to share experiences and lessons.

Can This New Global Community Tourism Network Shift Business Models?

Skift   |   April 27 2021

The concept of community-based tourism, in which businesses are owned and operated by local communities with revenue, in turn, targeting rural development, dates back to the 1970s. Pre-pandemic, a greater number of community enterprises were entering the tourism value chain as travelers increasingly sought culturally immersive experiences with travel dollars going directly to local communities.

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Planeterra’s new ‘PACT’ prioritizes community tourism development in Panama

Travel Week   |   January 18 2021

Planeterra, the global leader in community tourism enterprise development, has teamed up with the Panama Government, in partnership with the Panamanian Foundation for Sustainable Tourism (APTSO), Fundación Natura, for a joint venture, ‘PACT’, to work with communities across Panama to build community tourism experiences that improve the well-being of residents, visitors, and the environment.

Planeterra launches virtual Trek Challenge to rebuild community tourism

PAX Global Media   |   August 25 2020

Planeterra Foundation, the non-profit partner of G Adventures and G Touring, has launched its first annual ‘Planeterra Trek Challenge’ and is inviting the travel industry to join a virtual trek to Everest Base Camp to help rebuild community tourism around the world following the devastating impact of COVID-19.

Together In Travel: Planeterra Supports Communities Most In Need

Karryon   |   May 26 2020

Planeterra has launched the ‘Turn Travel into Impact from Home’ campaign, which assists local communities who rely on tourism for income, during these challenging times.

Special Report: The global impact of Covid-19 on tourism jobs

Travel Weekly   |   May 12 2020

Katie McGonagle speaks to six tour leaders, accommodation providers and operator representatives in destinations from Australia to Peru

There's a shocking story behind this meal

The Observer   |   May 1 2020

“No, gentle. You have to pinch with your fingers, like this. Slow! You have no patience!” She’d known me for 30 minutes and had me nailed: I am not patient, ever.

Non-profit launches Turn Travel into Impact from Home’ campaign

Inside Travel   |   April 28 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, halting the global tourism industry, local communities who rely on tourism for income are being severely impacted.

Planeterra Pivots To Help Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Travel Press   |   April 27 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to halt the global tourism industry, local communities that rely on tourism for income are being severely impacted.

New Planeterra Campaign Aims To Help Communities Impacted By COVID-19

OpenJaw   |   April 23 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to halt the global tourism industry, communities that rely on tourism for income are being severely impacted, says Planeterra, G Adventures’ non-profit partner.

Planeterra supports communities most in need as projects pivot to help tackle COVID-19 crisis

Travel Daily News   |   April 23 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, halting the global tourism industry, local communities who rely on tourism for income are being severely impacted.

GLP Films Announces the Best Sustainable Tourism Films of 2020 (Sthree Craft Shop and Cafe Video)

GLP Films   |   March 19 2020

GLP Films (GLP), the award-winning content marketing agency dedicated to sustainable tourism, announced the official selections for the 2nd annual “Best Sustainable Tourism Films” competition.

Local knowledge for eco-conscious tourism choices

Otago Daily Times   |   March 9 2020

The latest travel book from Lonely Planet, Sustainable Escapes, discovers the world’s best eco-conscious travel experiences and places to stay. This is an edited extract.

G Adventures and Planeterra add not-for-profit experiences for International Women's Day

TTG   |   March 6 2020

Five new projects aimed at empowering women and their communities have been announced by G Adventures and its not-for-profit partner Planeterra.

Where to Go in 2020

enRoute Air Canada   |   March 2020

Where to Go in 2020 — From a parrot safari in New York to glamping on the shores of the “world’s aquarium” in Mexico.

The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

Skift   |   January 10 2020

As the global travel industry enters a new era of responsibility, how we define and measure the impact of community tourism must evolve beyond the traditional understanding of community-based tourism as a tool for community development.

Tourism that Makes a Difference in India and Nepal

Virtuoso   |   January 2020

Exploring beyond Everest in Nepal and connecting with locals in India deliver tourism for good.

Spotlight: Travel industry leaders to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Travel Weekly   |   November 14 2019

A team of travel industry leaders will travel to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro raising money for G Adventures’ charitable foundation, Planeterra and Abta Lifeline.

50 reasons to celebrate with Planeterra and G Adventures

Travel Week   |   November 7 2019

TORONTO — Planeterra, G Adventures’ non-profit aimed at “turning travel into impact”, had 50 reasons to celebrate at Livelihood Café earlier this week.

Here’s How Canadians Can Do Good Every Time They Travel

Far and Wide   |   September 27 2019

On September 27 the United Nations marks World Tourism Day, highlighting the ways travel and tourism make a positive impact across the globe.

Planeterra is just 15 projects away from completing its Project 100 goal

PAX   |   November 6 2019

The Planeterra Foundation, the non-profit arm of G Adventures, completed its 50 in 5 campaign ahead of schedule, one and a half years early, to be exact.

"Try not to overthink it": G Adventures' Sustainability Message to Agents

Travel Weekly   |   August 29 2019

G Adventures’ vice president of social enterprise and sustainability has urged travel agents to sell products that aren’t just a commodity and “make them feel good”.

Creating Positive Change Through Tourism

The Discoverer   |   August 12 2019

Standing in the crowded New Delhi airport, weighed down by carry-on luggage and fighting off yawns after a long flight, I was met with the familiar signs of the start of a trip.