G Adventures are upping their commitment to community tourism by adding an extra 25 Planeterra (G Adventures’ non-profit partner) projects into their tours by 2020.
This will bring the total number of projects to 100 globally, meaning 90% of their small-group trips will visit a community tourism project supporting women and children, Indigenous culture and/ or environmental conservation.
This supersedes G Adventures’ ‘50 in 5’ initiative announced in 2015 where they pledged to add 50 projects to the pre-existing 25.
The 50 in 5 project is now complete – 18 months early! With the final five projects taking place in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Botswana, Hungary, and Kyrgyzstan.
Founder of G Adventures Bruce Poon Tip said giving back to local people in the communities that the company travels to is built into the company’s DNA.
“For us to over-deliver on our promise to build 50 community tourism projects in five years, and to now commit to 100 projects by 2020, proves our laser-focus and determination to use the power of positive impact travel to change people’s lives.”
Founder of G Adventures Bruce Poon Tip
“Each year, more than 100,000 travellers visit our 75 current projects, touching the lives of 60,000 local people annually”.
He said that he believes travel can be “a force for good” and has the power to become “the biggest form of wealth distribution the world has seen.”
“The transformative power of travel is most real when our travellers see first hand the impact their travel choices have on others, so I’m proud that 90% of our travellers will have this experience”.
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