Tenacious Bee Collective (Badsar Village, Himachal Pradesh, India)

Planeterra announces Global Community Tourism Fund recipients

Pax News |  July 20, 2023

Through this program, the nonprofit provides small grants of up to $3,000 USD, as well as community-specific training and mentorship to help local entrepreneurs and communities scale up and improve existing experiences.

SPOONS Cafe Restaurant (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

Planeterra hands grants to 18 community tourism enterprises

Travel WeeklyJuly 20, 2023

Eighteen organisations worldwide have been chosen to receive financial support from the Planeterra Foundation’s Global Community Tourism Fund.

Hill-Tribes Trek 
Mae Hong Son, Thailand

The Power of Community Tourism: Planeterra’s Mission To Turn Travel Into Impact

CSR WireMay 22, 2023

Tourism can be more than just traveling for entertainment and Bruce Poon Tip had a clear vision from the very beginning. He envisioned using tourism to do good things around the world and that is how the Planeterra Foundation came into being.

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Peru to host inaugural Community Travel Summit – ‘GX’

Travel Weekly |   May 3, 2023

Travel’s biggest community tourism summit – GX – has been announced to take place in Peru, and will also feature the 2023 Change Makers agent incentive.


G Adventures and Planeterra Showcase How Tourism Can Be a Force For Good

Travel PressJune 5, 2023

Upon arrival at Oodles of Noodles in Hoi An, Vietnam, travellers will watch a video that features once-homeless and at-risk youth sharing stories about how a bowl of noodles can make all the difference.


Planeterra launches Global Community Tourism Fund to support responsible tourism initiatives worldwide

Travel Daily Media |   April 4, 2023

Planeterra, the world’s non-profit dedicated to uplifting communities through travel, has announced the launch of the second round of the Global Community Tourism Fund, a grant program that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation for community tourism enterprises worldwide.



TtgMarch 8, 2023

This International Women’s Day we celebrate some of the women around the world who are busy dismantling stereotypes, by doing jobs typically the preserve of men in their societies, from Maasai engineers to Mokoro polers.

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Travel WeeklyMarch 1, 2023

From volunteering for ecotourism projects to developing one himself, from studying the subject under expert guidance to implementing them in practicality, Thomas’s journey is a dose of inspiration you don’t want to miss reading.

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Barauli Community Homestay, Nepal

Travel Industry Executives Offer Advice for Advisors to Help Navigate 2023

Travel Pulse |   January 31, 2023

As 2023 gets underway, the future of travel continues to look bright. The U.S. Travel Foundation projected in a recent report that despite inflation, all segments of travel will continue to surge at least over the short term, due to post-covid demand.

A new Community: G Adventures restructures, makes leadership changes

Karry OnJanuary 16, 2023

Small group travel specialist G Adventures is forming a new holding company for its existing brands and acquisitions called G Travel Community (GTC).

This social-impact small-group adventure shows travellers an unseen side of India and Nepal

Condé Nast Traveller  |  January 4, 2023

Sustainability editor Juliet Kinsman takes a trip around Delhi, Agra and Kathmandu with G Adventures – and gets a glimpse of some lesser-seen projects.


ttg |   January 2, 2023

TTG teamed up with G Touring (Just You and Travelsphere) to take a group of agents to Vietnam as part of the TTG Sustainable Travel Heroes initiative, so they could learn what responsible tourism really means and how to sell it better. Here they share their highlights and top takeaways!

Dqae Qare Fire Making

G Adventures and Planeterra direct ‘G Trek For Good’ funds to support Indigenous San Community in Botswana

Travel Daily NewsNovember 29, 2022

All of the funds raised for Planeterra will be directed to supporting an Indigenous San Community in Botswana, who have been hard-hit due to the tourism drought caused by the global pandemic.

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Indigenous Travel: How to Book Respectful, Responsible Experiences

TravelAge West  |  November 14, 2022

Sustainable, regenerative, responsible, meaningful — the buzzwords of pandemic-era travel reflect a change in the way many people are thinking about the world, and how they interact with it on vacation.


A Guide to Community Tourism Experiences

Verge Magazine |   November 2022

What is community tourism, why are local communities embracing it and where can you go to join a community tourism project?


Planeterra gets recognised in Bright Ideas in Travel list

Travel Weekly   October 7, 2022

Planeterra has been recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s first-ever Bright Ideas in Travel list for its Global Community Tourism fund, a grant program that supports community-based tourism initiatives.


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Travel trekkers conquer mountain challenge for ABTA Lifeline and Planeterra

TTG+  |  October 17, 2022

More than £30,000 has been raised for charity after a travel industry team trekked to the top of Mount Toubkal – North Africa’s highest peak.

G Adventures climbers raise £30k for Abta LifeLine and Planeterra

G Adventures climbers raise £30k for Abta LifeLine and Planeterra

Travel Weekly |   October 17, 2022

Members of the UK travel industry have raised more than £30,000 for charity by climbing Mount Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa. The trek, organised by G Adventures and named G Trek for Good, saw the group climb the 4,167 metre summit and exceed their £20,000 target.

Hill-Tribes Trek 
Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Innovative People-Centered Solutions for the Future of Tourism

Trainingaid  |  September 26, 2022

What are some good examples of tourism organizations investing in people, promoting decent work and meaningful careers, and supporting innovations that put people at the center?

An Nghia Commune
Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam

Regenerative Travel Is the Next Phase of Responsible Tourism

Outside |   September 22, 2022

It’s like sustainable tourism 2.0—with a focus on leaving destinations better than we found them.


Community-based tourism and how it works for a sustainable future

Inside Himalayas   September 16, 2022

An integral part of the global economy, the tourism industry has grown rapidly over the past few decades and is expected to continue its growth well into the future.


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On Location: Ancient cities, baklava & tourism for good – G Adventures hosts agents in Turkey

Pax News |    August 18, 2022

On Tuesday (Aug. 12), agents visited a Planeterra-supported women’s handicraft shop in the seaside town Ayvalık called Çöp(m)adam, which sells accessories made from throw-away materials.

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Proyecto de Turismo Sostenible en Perú

Econoticias.com |   June 7, 2022

El “Proyecto de Turismo Sostenible en Áreas Protegidas en un Mundo Post-COVID”, liderado por la UICN y co-implementado por la Fundación Internacional Planeterra, llevó a cabo una serie de capacitaciones sobre seguridad y salud para 160 personas en nueve comunidades amazónicas en las áreas protegidas de Río Abiseo y Amarakaeri.


Planeterra grants “holiday wishes” to communities worldwide

Travel Daily News |   December 1, 2021

Non-profit plans to grant “holiday wishes” to community tourism initiatives worldwide.

Zoológico Magico-Planeterra

After days of deals, travel industry brands mark Giving Tuesday by giving back

Travel Weekly |   November 30, 2021

TORONTO — After the deals and discounts of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, corporations and other organizations are giving back today, on Giving Tuesday.

Putting Giving On Your Wish List With Planeterra

Travel Press  |  Nov 30, 2021

The Wish List allows supporters of Planeterra and community tourism, to be part of making “wishes” come true this holiday season after a difficult two years with limited income from international travel.

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What does 'local' really mean? 5 tips to ensure local tourism is genuine.

Adventure Travel Networking |    September 16, 2021

The tourism industry has been turning away from a mass tourism model toward a more locally focused one. Yet this surge in interest is also paired with uncertainty: What does “local” even mean? 

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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.

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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  |   May 19, 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 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  |   July 19, 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.


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.

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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.