The Planeterra Foundation aims at changing 85,000 lives
You can read more about the Ripple Effect on the Planeterra Foundation website. This non-profit organization was founded by G Adventuresfounder Bruce Poon Tip. G Adventures not only finances Planeterra, but also integrates the various projects it supports on its tours. For example, you can visit projects that support at-risk youth or fight against the discrimination of women. Other projects focus on the environment as well as experiencing and preserving indigenous cultures and customs. For example, you might stay overnight with farmers on a trip to Japan or visit a workshop in Sri Lanka that helps women achieve economic independence. You can find an overview of all the trips during which you visit Planeterra projects here.
Top destinations for 2020 include Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Laos, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Brazil. At the Berlin Travel Festival you can find out more about life-changing trips to these exciting countries and more, and learn more about the different projects there. By the way, if you travel with G Adventures in 2020, you will actively contribute to the company’s goal of “Project 100” creating, by the end of the year, a total of 100 Planeterra projects and changing the lives of over 85,000 people.
If you would like to learn more about how G Adventures’ supports community tourism and find out how to avoid tourist traps, we recommend you to listen to Victoria Houle‘s talk on Saturday 7th March. Victoria is Director of Development at the Planeterra Foundation. She will talk about how travelers can get a glimpse into the lives of local people and behave in a socially responsible way, under the title “Local Homestays: Authentic or Just Another Tourist Trap?“