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The Altruistic Traveller Blog
This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day, a global day bringing light to the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Although these achievements are celebrated every day in many places around the world, this special day marks a global celebration - an official holiday in many countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Eritrea, Uganda and Zambia.
In this article I wanted to particularly articulate how sustainable tourism has helped to enhance women’s empowerment around the world. Especially given that 2017 has been designated the Year of Sustainable Travel by the United Nations - an opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism development amongst communities.
One organisation bringing sustainable tourism to the mainstream market is Visit.org, offering immersive and impactful travel experiences hosted by social initiatives to raise awareness and increase revenue for their causes.
“We have an extensive vetting process with criteria requirements that ensure organizations are benefiting local communities in a meaningful, lasting way. Our set of values promotes cross-cultural understanding and respecting local customs.” - Michael Alter, Co-Founder and CEO of Visit.org.