What is Planeterra?

Planeterra is the world’s leading non-governmental organization turning travel into impact in communities.

Planeterra helps local organizations and communities use tourism as a catalyst to improve people’s lives, protect their natural environments, and celebrate their culture. Put simply, it is a better kind of tourism – improving the lives of community members as they provide travellers with better experiences. Planeterra is more than just an agent of change and driver of communal well-being, they are tested and trusted builders of self-esteem and pride. Pride that we can all share as well as take pleasure in – from uplifting communities through tourism.

The Planeterra Foundation is registered under Canada’s Not-for- Profit Organization Act and 501(c)3 in the United States.

Why they are Awesome

  • Between 2015 and 2019, Planeterra helped funnel over US $10 million into local communities through integrating 85 community tourism enterprises into the itineraries of three tour company partners.

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