Asia, the world’s most populous continent, is made up of nearly 50 different countries and a landscape that is as diverse as its people. From the mountains of the Himalayas, to the jungles of Borneo and the beaches of Indonesia, Asia has been luring travellers for centuries. It is well known for its ancient temples and the rise and fall of many kingdoms throughout its long history.
Modern Asia is made up of contrasts, with bustling, crowded cities and remote, pastoral countryside speckled with small villages. People in both urban and rural areas face environmental and social challenges. Due to its ever-increasing population, many of Asia’s natural resources are under great strain. There are economic disparities and unequal access to basic health care and education for the people of many of its nations.
In response to these issues, Planeterra is working with local, grassroots organizations to help strengthen social enterprise opportunities and promote gender equality and women empowerment through the development of community-based tourism initiatives that will benefit communities throughout Asia.
New Hope is a community outreach centre that provides free vocational training to young adults in order to prepare them for careers in the tourism industry. Read More ›