The Community-based Tourism Network of Ceara brings together 11 coastal communities and two association in Fortaleza: Mulheres em Movimento and the Frei Humberto Centre for Training, Capacity Building and Research (of the Rural Workers Landless Movement). They consider tourism as a strategy to strengthen the communities’ resistance and organisation capacity, with the aim of reinforce their autonomy while protecting their culture and territory. As a network, they speak with public bodies and private stake-holders, on behalf of the communities. They also provide training in several fields and are implementing a system to commercialise tourist services. They work in co-operation with the Solidarity Tourism Brazilian Network.
http://www.tucum.org – Official website
http://www.turisol.org.br – Solidarity and Community-based Tourism Brazilian Network
http://www.sumak-travel.org – Tour operator specialised in Community-based Tourism
Related article: Prainha do Canto Verde, in the Brazilian nordeste.