Story & Mission
At Positive Impact Tourism (PIT), we aim to change the world for the better through tourism by designing Positive Impact Experiences around the world.
Our mission is to stimulate travelers’ direct contribution to the welfare of local communities and nature and thereby contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We do this by co-designing positive impact experiences with partners around the world that give guests the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that directly benefit local communities and nature. Read more in our travel articles.
We also maintain a Fair Wage policy with our partners and only add a small markup to the fair wage price for all those involved in the execution of every Experience co-designed with us. This way, we ensure that over 90% of your travel fee goes to our partners and they do not need to lower their wages in order to work with us.
At our core, we are a fun-loving, humble, adventurous bunch and we are intrinsically motivated to make people smile and thrive.
At Positive Impact Tourism (PIT), we have very warm memories of the local communities we met during our travels, who have made us their family for a little while. We took home great pictures of the wild animals we spotted and the tropical beaches we relaxed on. We love it so much and want to do our part in making the future of travel better; to #travelthechange.
PIT is dedicated to combine the fun of vacation with the awesomeness of giving back. So that you can become a Travel Change Maker and travel with a positive impact on local communities and nature, wherever you go.
We provide you with the opportunity to make the world a little better while you are travelling. Our mission and our story is to give you Positive Impact Experiences!
You are our story!
From Our Community
Read what our partners and guests have to say about the opportunity of making a positive impact for local communities and/or nature while discovering your favorite destinations around the world.
We try to live as sustainably as possible and this is especially true for travel. While travelling itself is oftentimes not very sustainable, there are many changes along the way and at your vacation destination to engage in activities that support sustainability. Those changes are what Bharte-reizen looks for and is eager to act upon. Working together with Positive Impact Tourism is a way for us to enhance our social impact. PIT does their name credit and gives both travelers and tour operators a change to give back to the people who make it possible that you have a safe and satisfactory stay at your holiday destination. This is why I am very happy with the collaboration between PIT and Bharte-reizen. It’s a good match; for us, the travelers and the people and animals at our travel destinations!
Bert Harte – owner of Bharte-reizenThe Netherlands
Positive Impact Tourism is redefining the travel experience. Their commitment to fostering genuine connections with local communities is exemplary. By going beyond conventional tourism, they pave the way for meaningful interactions, leaving a positive footprint wherever our journeys take us. This initiative is a beacon for responsible and impactful travel, making a real difference in the places we explore. Thank you PIT!
Paula Bran – owner of Let’s Go To GuatemalaGuatemala
We met Esther and Abel at the Vacation Fair in Utrecht and we love what they are doing. We have not yet been on a positive impact experience, but we see the number of their partners and experiences growing and we hope to join one soon! Keep up the good work guys, you are doing amazing!