The Planeterra Blog

Changing Lives in the Galapagos Islands: The Lady Restaurant Entrepreneurs of Floreana ›

Floreana Island is a small, isolated, inhabited island part of the Galapagos Archipelago. Many of its residents have been living there for the past three generations since the islands were first colonized. Its 150 residents have tried to benefit from the tourism boom, but they have struggled to find any opportunities.     Planeterra and… Read More ›

Changing Lives in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada: A Story About Aduanemaku – Eduardo Gil Gil ›

Aduanemaku is more known as Eduardo Gil Gil, 25 years old and is the third of nine siblings. His father is from the tribe Wiwa and his mother is from the tribe Kogui, both are tribes located in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Colombia. In the tribes settled in Sierra Nevada, mixing races among the… Read More ›

Two years later: Results from Planeterra & G Adventures’ work with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) ›

In November of 2012 G Adventures and Planeterra signed an agreement to develop community tourism enterprises in five sites in four countries. This was the first time the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund commissioned a tour operator to implement such an initiative.   The goal was to establish market-based opportunities that would bring effective… Read More ›

Planeterra at UN Conference on Small Island Developing States ›

Planeterra and G Adventures will share our experience on effective private sector partnerships in sustainable tourism development to delegates of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, held for only the 3rd time in 20 years, this year in Apia, Samoa. The conference aims to “focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain… Read More ›

Courage in our souls ›

Last year, G Adventures and Planeterra launched The G Project — a campaign to bring together ideas from around the world to change the world through travel.  The winning idea, The Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS), recently launched using the $25,000 development grant received from The G Project.  This blog was written by Anjali, one of… Read More ›