STA Travel & Planeterra
STA Travel has embarked on a responsible travel journey by partnering with Planterra, a travellers' foundation. Your next holiday with us will have a greater positive impact on the people, environment and places you visit. Find out how!
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Working with Planeterra, we are supporting worldwide community development projects through our new volunteer travel projects and through direct funding of important initiatives. STA Travel has committed US $1 Million over five years to Planeterra to develop our new volunteer travel programmes.
In addition to this investment; we will be raising $120,000 for our Community Resource Centre in tsunami-affected Thailand! We will be building this centre on Koh Pra Thong which will be accessible to communities throughout southern Thailand, providing a way to increase income and sustainable tourism in the area for thefuture. We believe we can reach our goal with contributions from staff and travellers alike.
STA Travel has committed to matching individual donations towards our project, up to US $30,000 annually, dollar-for-dollar, to double the impact! When you call STA Travel to make a booking, ask us how to donate to our Thailand project and make a real difference!
What is Planeterra?
Planeterra evolved out of a history of travellers’ desire to give back on their holidays. Everywhere travellers went they saw a need and knew they could help out. Since 2003 Planeterra has developed over 25 projects spanning Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Now with STA Travel as a partner, they are on their way to 80 projects!
STA Travel will work with local partners to develop projects and direct donations to fund needs such as tools, materials and other items that keep projects going. They also develop volunteer programmes so that people can visit a project, live onsite or with a local family, and contribute to the wellbeing of the community.
STA Travel & Planeterra focus on initiatives for sustainability – positive impacts for the long term. They believe supporting education, health, conservation, and small business will enable people the developing world to have a hand in improving their futures. Planeterra and STA Travel will connect you with community and conservation projects and give you the chance to make a difference!