Chileway, Experience-based Tourism (Viña del Mar – Chile)

An experience-based tourism company offering unique cultural trips, with offices in Reñaca – Viña del Mar,  Santiago de Chile and Boca Raton – Florida, USA. Contribution by de Ricardo Ziede, founder of Chileway The company started out at the end of 2010, when Ricardo Ziede, its founder, returned to Chile after a taking a trip covering […]

Solidarity and Community-based Tourism Network (Bolivia)

TUSOCO is the Solidarity and Community-based Tourism Network of Bolivia. In 2004 they started with eight entrepreneurships, today there are 26 all across the national territory. Most of them are leaded by farmers and indigenous communities which see solidarity tourism as a complementary source of income, and as a tool to safeguard their culture and traditions. Tourists […]

Rural Tourism Network (Salta – Argentina)

In Salta, a vineyards region in northern Argentina, peasant communities decided to create a network to start offering home-stay based tourism, respectful of the local culture and ecosystems. The Rural Tourism Network of Salta centralised the commercialisation of the tourist services, guaranteeing a fair redistribution of the income and eliminating the sense of competition between the communities. Moreover, in a participative and inclusive […]

Community-based Tourism Plurinational Federation (Ecuador)

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Due to its natural and cultural variety, Ecuador is one of the most visited countries in South America, a mass tourism that does not bring any benefit to the local communities. About 20 years ago, they began to talk about community-based tourism; in particular indigenous tourism, given the huge presence of indigenous peoples all across the country (14 nationalities and 25 […]