Change Lives Through Travel

Our Travelsphere Cares programmes, in partnership with the Planeterra Foundation, support local projects and social enterprises by helping them earn an income from tourism. We simply donate a portion of the funds from our tours, so it’s great to know that when you travel with us you are helping to change lives and turn travel into real impact. Look out for these symbols throughout the brochure and read more about the projects. Here are a few examples of initiatives we’ll be working with in 2020 and beyond.

  1. STHREE CAFE

    The Sthree Café in Kandy works with women in the local community to increase their income, strengthen their financial independence, and help them become economically empowered. The Sthree Café employs local women, providing them with a fair wage and the skills and training needed to work in the service sector. The café serves fresh, locally sourced, seasonal vegetarian cuisine and provides a traditional Sri Lankan dining experience. You will visit the Sthree Café on our ‘Highlights of Sri Lanka’ tour.

  2. NAVAJO TACO FOOD TRUCK

    When you book our ‘Epic Wonders of The National Parks’ tour, you’re supporting the Planeterra and DinéHózhó project ‘Native Grill’ - a food truck run by a local Navajo family, which you will visit. DinéHózhó aims to provide economic opportunities to communities in Navajo Nation Indigenous-owned businesses connecting them to the tourist industry.

  3. CCACCACCOLLO WOMEN’S WEAVING CO-OP

    The Ccaccaccollo Women’s Weaving Co-op supports a community close to the Inca Trail, funding training programmes to help bring back weaving traditions that have been lost over generations, and helping communities benefit from the tourism industry. 

  4. OODLES OF NOODLES

    When you book a tour to Vietnam, you are helping to support the Oodles of Noodles project. A social enterprise which helps at risk youngsters.

  5. MASAI CLEAN COOKSTOVES

    The Masai Clean Cookstoves scheme provides African women with training to construct and fit safe stoves in community buildings and family homes.

  6. SALAAM BAALAK TRUST

    Our Grand Tour of India holiday includes a walk through Delhi with former street children who now work with the Salaam Baalak Trust. This charity does incredible work with these youngsters, not only teaching them skills to better their lives but also providing them with a warm bed at night, a hot meal each day and the chance of a brighter future.