Visit.org, the world’s leading platform for social impact travel experiences, has partnered with Photographers Without Borders, world leaders in photography and documentary services with social impact, to benefit both Companies’ partners.
(TRAVPR.COM) USA - April 18th, 2017 - NEW YORK,NY., April 18, 2017 -- Visit.org, the world’s leading platform for social impact travel experiences, has partnered with Photographers Without Borders, world leaders in photography and documentary services with social impact, to benefit both Companies’ partners. PWBxVisit.org is a result of the necessity to provide social ventures (nonprofits and other community-based enterprises) the means to have a substantial presence in the digital age. Quality still imagery and video will enhance social ventures digital presence while mainstream tourism products will financially support their missions.
This groundbreaking collaboration will launch with 65 social ventures and is monumental for both parties. Photographers Without Borders will be able to vastly expand their network of nonprofit partners while Visit.org will be able to provide their established partners with professional photographers to capture their missions. The joint effort is a natural extension of both Companies’ missions to generate awareness for do-good organizations around the world. Both parties promote and support sustainable experiences that focus on local communities all over the world. The joint effort supports a shared common goal of increasing positive travel to local communities all over the world.
Founded in 2015 by social entrepreneur Michal Alter, Visit.org is changing global access to impactful travel by offering over 500 tours in 64 countries. Visit.org is the debut marketplace for social impact travel experiences hosted by social ventures around the world. The platform offers users authentic activities that are unique to the partner organization’s cause and can be added to any trip itinerary. 100% of hosts’ revenue is invested back into the local community.
“Photographers Without Borders is a perfect pairing for the Visit.org platform as they have a network of over 500 incredible photographers who are passionate about social issues and are eager to donate their time and talents to benefit our partner organizations. Our partners are creating paradigm shifts in their local communities and now Photographers Without Borders will be there to help capture their efforts,” Michal Alter, Visit.org CEO.
Photographers Without Borders was established nearly a decade ago by Founder Danielle Da Silva. Visual materials are an important tool for sharing, exchanging, and connecting communities around the globe. Providing this service pro-bono has had a massive impact for grassroots NGOs that could not otherwise afford quality multimedia. The nonprofit operates with a strict code of ethics to ensure professionalism. Images captured on Photographers Without Borders projects have been shared by the United Nations and have been published in National Geographic and Asian Geo.
Through the PWBxVisit.org partnership Photographers Without Borders will select talented artists based on their skills, personality and dedication to the relevant humanitarian cause. The selected photographers will spend 10-14 days on the ground with the specific organization. This time period will allow the talent to understand the mission of the project and how the group is working to alleviate their chosen issue. They will constantly be capturing footage and will edit and package everything within two weeks to send back to the host organization. The photos and video will be used as storytelling tools to help the selected missions garner awareness and support.
Photographers Without Borders CEO, Danielle Da Silva said, “there is strong synergy between PWB and Visit.org. I spend the majority of my time visiting NGOs and documenting their work. I know how meaningful and enriching impactful experiences can be for travelers which is what initially grabbed my attention about Visit.org. We are fortunate to have Visit.org supporting our goals by connecting us with more charitable partners around the globe.”
About Photographers Without Borders:
Photographers Without Borders® (PWB) is a registered, volunteer-run not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and a registered charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status. PWB Canada was founded by Danielle Da Silva in 2009 while PWB USA was founded by Phil Spitze in 2006. The organization now operates as one entity with Danielle Da Silva as the CEO. We are over 500 photographers strong, have worked in over 30 countries and have completed over 100 projects to date. Our images are published in places such as United Nations Handbooks and National Geographic.
About Visit.org Inc.:
Visit.org is a NY-based startup founded in 2015 and is the world’s leading platform for social impact travel experiences hosted by do-good organizations. 100% of hosts' revenue is invested back into the local communities. The platform offers 545 immersive and impactful travel experiences in 65 countries. Visit.org won Columbia Business School’s 2015 fund for Social Entrepreneurship, the Inc. Magazine and Salesforce “Small Business Big Impact” competition 2016 and the Accenture ConsumerTech Award 2017. Key business partnerships include Expedia and TripAdvisor. Visit.org, meet the world in person! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and the Visit.org Blog.