An online platform to help travelers find tours by non-profits and community-based organisations.
Visit.org collect a booking fee from their users, but never from the organizations showcased on the platform. They are certified B Corp, which is a certification for businesses meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Place: global (70 countries)
Scale: 700 non-profits / impact organisations (October 2017).
- Non profits and social enterprises in the travel industry gain more visibility to travellers.
Michal Alter, an Israeli citizen, launched Visit.org in 2015 in response to the travel industry’s immense potential to generate economic sustainability for local communities. This idea came up through a combination of different experiences. She did a lot of solo traveling in Latin America and in Israël, and as she had the privilege to travel for a long period of time, she had the time to create interactions with the local communities, and these were her most memorable experiences – but this is not possible to do when you go on holiday for just 7 days and to relax from work. Michal started her career as a computer science engineer in Israël, she worked in a few startups and also volunteered once a week for non profits helping immigrant workers in Tel Aviv. That opened her eyes on these kind of organizations and how they are creating an amazing trust relationship with local communities and have so much to offer to the general public. That’s how she came up with a new model: full day or half day activities with a guarantee that the fees paid benefit directly the local communities.
- They now have 200 ambassadors around the world to help the organisations to package their tours on the platform (October 2017).
- Their aim is to reach 5000 tours by end of 2019.
GET INVOLVED !
As a Traveler
Find a tour organized by a non-profit or community-based organisation for your next trip. Hike, weave, bike, surf & cook with local communities, but this time, make an impact.
Work for them
They are always looking for passionate and ambitious team players to join their global team!
Become An Ambassador
Visit.org encourages ambassadors to utilize their own network both to promote causes they care about, and discover new orgs to visit. Write them a message to introduce yourself.