Are you a Social Impact Traveller?
Social Impact Travellers are people who want to take a break from their day-to-day and go on vacation. We want to explore new cultures, meet new people, try new foods.
We want to venture further and, for the most part, we are open to whatever adventure we come across. Some of us have big dream trips that we are saving for – those once-in-a-lifetime trips that fuel our inspiration and passion.
All that said, we are also people who care about the communities we visit; we are respectful to different cultures and we are open to seeing life from a new point of view. We may not all be eco-warriors, but we do care about protecting our environment and wildlife. We also want to feel good about where we spend our travel dollars, and know that we are making a positive impact. We care about empowering the communities we visit in meaningful ways.
Social Impact Traveller
We created Social Impact Traveller to help like-minded travellers book the best when it comes to the kinds of trips and destination that Social Impact Travellers want and love. We continue to cull through the abundance of information and offerings coming from the travel industry to identify opportunities that are truly making a positive social impact. We provide expert advice and only promote tours that we have experienced first-hand.
We have created a collection of Social Impact Travel Journeys. These are all experiences we have tested and highly recommend. They can be done as custom or in a group, that’s your call.
The Social Impact Traveller Approach
- Promote travel experiences that have a positive impact on the communities we visit.
- Work with travel partners that are conscious of social impact choices, which include supporting local economies, being respectful of culture, and making responsible travel choices.
- Invest in carbon offsets to help mitigate our flight impact.
- Promote responsible travel initiatives in mass tourism.
- When animals are involved, we choose travel experiences that put conservation first.
- Provide charitable donations to support communities we travel in.
Social Impact Traveller is not about voluntourism or poverty-tourism.
We can help you at any stage of your journey – from inspiration to booking. We work with Polo Travel Ltd., a trusted, TICO-licensed travel agency in Ontario for all of our bookings (Tico #2966399). We are keen to work with more travel agencies and share the Social Impact Traveller Journeys collection, so that more people can experience these selected journeys.