Planeterra has announced the recipients of this year’s Global Community Tourism Fund.
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.
Eighteen organizations from around the globe were selected for their outstanding proposals and compelling vision for using tourism as a catalyst for community development.
“These organizations have demonstrated a deep commitment to responsible travel, showcasing innovative initiatives to promote cultural exchange, environmental conservation, local economic development, empowerment and more,” said Evie Nhdlovu, manager at the Global Community Tourism Network.
“Their projects have the potential to create a lasting positive impact on their communities while offering visitors the opportunity to engage in meaningful and more responsible travel experiences.”
As part of Planeterra’s support, each recipient will be granted financial assistance and logistical support from the nonprofit.
Additionally, the Global Community Tourism Fund recipients will have the opportunity to share their journey through various platforms.
The selected community tourism enterprises are:
Train and Travel with Women For Africa (Côte d'Ivoire)
Tribal Textiles Zambia Ltd (Zambia)
Muhabura Cultural Experience and Craft Centre (Uganda)
Red Rocks Rwanda (Rwanda)
Centro de Turismo Comunitario La Moya (Ecuador)
Asociación de Artesanas de Chorrera (Colombia)
Cooperativa de Agroturismo Red de Turismo Campesino (Argentina)
Asociación de Mujeres María del Mar Bocagrande (Colombia)
Sociedad de Turismo Comunitario Suni Uta Choquemarca (Bolivia)
Jamao Eco Tours (Dominican Republic)
San Vicente Ecoturismo (Mexico)
Asociación Turismo Rural Comunitario Kusi Kausay (Peru)
Tenacious Bee Collective (India)
Odisha Ecotourism Foundation (India)
North Andaman Network Foundation (Thailand)
SPOONS Cafe Restaurant (Cambodia)
Barauli Community Homestay (Nepal)
Sharing Seeds (Nepal)
For more information on how community tourism enterprises can join Planeterra’s Global Community Tourism Network, contact Planeterra at email@example.com.