thefairtraveller.org
Content submitted by thefairtraveller.org – Catarina Mastellaro
Submited Date : 12/02/2019
Volunteers working for thefairtraveller.org

At thefairtraveller.org we believe in a world where travelling has a positive impact. Where fair travellers can spread awareness wherever they go, contributing to local communities and protecting the environment, and where businesses taking socially and environmentally friendly actions are rewarded. We aim to promote another type of travel to popular destinations and, at the same time, support other, lesser known, places. We are the first online platform based on user generated content that showcases only businesses/tourism activities where people are taking important environmental or social actions, which are called "fairspots" in our platform. Currently, there are over 1100 fairspots from 59 countries listed on our website and 78 fairpractices (actions taken by the fairspots) documented in the form of short videos or blog posts. We currently rely on 275 users from 27 countries to add new fairspots every month. We are constantly organizing events, called faircrawls, to raise awareness and promote hidden fairspots in Switzerland, but also in the US, Canada, Peru, Mexico and Finland. We were mentioned by the Swiss Radio and Television (RTS) and Elle Magazine in 2018, just to name a few, and we are partners with Agritourism Switzerland, with whom we have been organizing #swissfaircrawls during the European Sustainable Development Week and taking several travellers (using bikes, train and electrical cars) to spend a week in several fairspots, learning and documenting their fairpractices.

We are looking for sponsorship and funding to develop our platform (document more fairpractices and improve our web development, including through the creation of an application for smartphones, for instance). We are also looking for partnerships to boost the visibility of our project, and to create a network of "ambassadors" all over the world who can generate localized content and events for thefairtraveller community.
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