Planeterra and Socialbnb Announce Partnership

“We’re excited to be expanding our work to include the accommodations on socialbnb’s platform,”

Planeterra is excited to announce that we have partnered with the social impact startup socialbnb to support community tourism enterprises around the world, while bringing meaningful accommodations to travellers wanting to give back on their next adventure abroad. 

Founded by Nils Lohmann and Alexander Haufschild in Cologne, Germany, socialbnb is an online platform that connects travellers with social and environmental projects or social businesses around the world for overnight accomodation. By choosing to stay at an accommodation on the socialbnb platform, travellers know that their travel dollars are having an impact locally. There are plenty of spaces to choose from, as the socialbnb platform currently hosts 190 projects in 45 countries. 

With socialbnb’s help, Planeterra plans to provide access to training and resources via the Global Community Tourism Network, to as many of the accommodations on the socialbnb platform as possible. 

“We’re excited to be expanding our work to include the accommodations on socialbnb’s platform,” says Planeterra’s Director of Global Programs, Rhea Simms. “We are also going to be working with the socialbnb team to introduce them to community tourism enterprises that we are already connected to – providing our community partners with access to more travellers in the future, while helping socialbnb expand their important platform.” 

By staying overnight at an accommodation booked on the Socialbnb platform, the projects receive a sustainable source of income apart from donations and can thus finance their valuable work. This supports projects in the field of environment and animal welfare, as well as education, equality, or health. Meanwhile, travelers can have an authentic and local travel experience, to immerse themselves in local life and to learn more about the respective project.

Planeterra and socialbnb are looking forward to a long partnership, helping to bring more community tourism enterprises to the market, and changing the face of the travel industry by providing travellers with access to meaningful experiences that give back and empower local people, while protecting the environment.


Learn more about socialbnb here. 

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About Planeterra

Planeterra is committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. It is a non-profit organization created in 2003 by G Adventures’ founder, Bruce Poon Tip and was started with the purpose of connecting underserved communities to opportunities in the travel industry. Planeterra helps local organizations and communities use tourism as a catalyst to improve people’s lives, protect their natural environments, and celebrate their culture. For more information please visit

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