Impact Traveller is a social enterprise founded on the principle that if we each give a little selflessly, we receive a lot more in return. When applied to travel, a modest upfront donation to an important cause in your destination can open doors to extraordinary experiences. Our journeys include a self-directed 10% donation to small, but internationally recognized non-profit organizations dedicated to uplifting the most vulnerable men, women and children in our destinations. To express gratitude for your contribution, we design one-of-a-kind experiences not available through other travel companies. Meet inspiring leaders, visit untouched places and gain new perspectives that will make this journey the most impactful of your life.
The Tarayana Foundation
Founded by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in May 2003, the Tarayana Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and livelihood of the most vulnerable and remote communities of Bhutan and to bringing about holistic growth and development of these communities. As of 2016, the Foundation has reached out and implemented community development programs in 305 villages in and 16 of the 20 districts of Bhutan.
The Foundation's work has achieved international acclaim. Most recently, Her Majesty was honored with the Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award by Caritas In Veritate International and the Foundation was recognized as a finalist of the Building and Social Housing Foundation's World Habitat Awards.
Watch this video to learn more about one of Tarayana's inspiring interventions in the remote southern Bhutanese community of Dechen Pelri.
The Sala Bai Hotel School
Sala Baï Hotel School is a development program that contributes to fight poverty and human trafficking by providing professional training and job opportunities for young, underprivileged Cambodians.
In 14 years, the School has graduated more than 1300 students (70% women, aged 17-23) from its free, 11-month training program and secured 100% employment at minimum 3 times previous annual household incomes.
In February last year, the school inaugurated its new premises, the main aims of which were to increase the school's capacity from 100 to 150 students by 2018 and to ensure the long‐term stability of the program by increasing its self‐financing capacity.