The impact of the organization in 2019 is impressive: they saved 12,500 turtles, planted 9,000 trees and removed 15 tonnes of waste from beaches. Moreover, they are always open to host and educate volunteers from all over the world, offering them valuable experience in supporting their programs and in turn, inspiring others to travel sustainably.
“Sustainable tourism is more than a holiday, it is an experience in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. It encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed decisions and planning trips that support the communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or nonprofit organisation with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices” – says Tommaso Bellelli, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Casa Congo.