As the Global Community Tourism Network grows, Planeterra is also growing our partnerships with travel companies, governments, donors and other key stakeholders that help us break down barriers for community tourism enterprises to engage successfully in the tourism industry.

What is an Impact Partner?

An Impact Partner is:
  • A community tourism organization that is fully committed to using tourism as a positive force for good in their community.
  • An impact partner acknowledges the potential harms that tourism can create, and is taking concrete steps to ensure the protection of people, places, animals that call the community home, as well as protecting local culture and supporting the local economy.
  • An Impact Partner is committed to continual learning for the betterment of their community.

Promotional benefits for the Global Community Tourism Network include:

  • Spotlight on Planeterra’s social media channels and the channels of our travel company partners,
  • Recommendations to travel company partners for itinerary inclusion,
  • Partnership on funding opportunities

If you would like to access these benefits, we request that you follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Complete our Responsible Tourism Modules and Quiz

Planeterra will continue to add more modules to our Responsible Travel Collection in collaboration with experts around the world. You will be advised when more modules become available for review.

If you have any questions, feedback or concerns about the policy please contact [email protected].

Step 2: Complete the GCTN Intake Form

This form gives Planeterra details about your organization, confirms your adherence to our Responsible Travel Policy and completion of required training, and provides permission for Planeterra to begin promoting your organization.

Once you have completed the form you will gain access to the entire Planeterra Online Learning Hub.