Below are a list of organisations Locally Sourced Cuba tours feel are doing a great job in the travel industry. Some are partners, some are memberships and some are simply companies making a difference in the sector.
The experts in responsible travel consultancy. Let us make your dream holiday a reality. From your departure to your arrival back home, careful care is taken to ensure every element of your holiday is taken care of. We build tour itineraries that focus on being local and authentic. Careful care and consideration is taken to us local providers and to give back to the communities that you travel to.
Locally Sourced Tours is a member and supporter of responsibletravel.com. We like the way that visitors to responsibletravel.com can use the site to find real, authentic and responsible holidays and to make a booking. They can also read operators responsible travel policies; review how they meet responsible travel criteria; see how every trip benefits local people and the environment; and read independently published travellers feedback which is used to help tour companies improve their practices.
The Travel Foundation
Locally Sourced is a supporter of the work The Travel Foundation is doing in promoting responsible and sustainable travel. They have a fantastic range of Green Business Tools, each of which has a case studies section.They also have a fantastic range of communication tools that you can use to help spread the word about sustainable tourism and greener holidays. They help us here at Locally Sourced communicate the importance of responsible travel with both our staff, and customers.
Locally Sourced supports the work the Coral Reef Alliance does as the only international nonprofit organization that works exclusively to unite communities to protect our planet’s coral reefs. The Coral reef Alliance provide tools, education, and inspiration to residents of coral reef destinations to support local projects that benefit both reefs and people. You should check out their website here and see how you can support them!
Locally Sourced Tours is part of World Nomads affiliate network. World Nomads global travel insurance covers residents of over 150 countries, with high levels of medical and evacuation cover, 24-hour emergency assistance and cover for a large range of adventure activities. WorldNomads.com policies can bought online 24/7, from anywhere in the world, even if you’re already traveling. As plans often change when abroad, you can also extend your policy and even claim online. Locally Sourced recommends viewers check out World Nomads Cuba travel guide which has a fantastic Q&A section alongside other helpful travel tools
flip flop – Philippines homestay experience
Locally Sourced is a good friend of flip flop – Philippine Homestay Experience. Cuba and Philippines share some fantastic synergies as destinations with favourable climates, warm and embracing locals and pristine diving conditions. They also both have some fantastic homestays you can experience! If you are a considering a trip to the Philippines, check out flip flop!
Locally Sourced is proud to be a member of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand. TIANZ members gain access to a wide range of discounts on travel and accommodation, business products and services. They also receive discounts on events including TRENZ, the TIA Summit and workshops on topics such as social media and employer obligations. TIANZ provide members with free, specialist advice on everything from adventure tourism safety to media relations.
Locally Sourced Cuba Tours is a member of the International Ecotourism Society. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, TIES has been on the forefront of the development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, and educational resources. TIES’ global network of ecotourism professionals and travelers is leading the efforts to make tourism a viable tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and sustainable community development.
Locally Sourced Cuba Tours is a member of the ecoclub.com. ECOCLUB.com – International Ecotourism Club is a global mutual aid network for an Ecological & Socially Just Tourism coordinated by Frosso Dimitrakopoulou & Antonis Petropoulos. Harnessing the power of appropriate forms of tourism, they look forward to a voluntary and peaceful passage, to a free, stateless & classless world, a world without borders, divisions, violence or oppression, serving the well-being and respecting the rights of all people and other life forms.
Cuba Hostels are a leading reservation platform for booking Hostels in Cuba. Cuba Hostels offers a wide range of authentic Cuban Family Homes (Casa Particular’s), allowing travellers to experience the best in Cuban hospitality in a safe and welcoming environment.