International tourism accomplishes great good. Unfortunately, when you purchase a foreign tour from a domestic travel agency, less than 15% of your money stays in your destination country!
When you purchase a tour or hotel room through Globio, more money goes to the people providing your experience. In fact, no online payment service gives more money to the local tour company than Globio.
“Few sectors are as strategically positioned as tourism to contribute decisively to job creation, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and multicultural peace and understanding.”
UN World Tourism Organization
Here's why that matters
Tourism is one of the largest providers of jobs in the world. It’s responsible for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide! Many of these jobs are available to historically vulnerable populations - women, ethnic minorities, and people who may not have strong education. When you purchase travel through Globio, you’re helping to create valuable jobs.
International tourism increases global awareness of a country’s ecological and cultural assets. When you go scuba diving in Indonessa, or bird watching in the Amazon, or on a safari in Tanzania, that doesn’t just benefit you - your purchase is often invested in preserving those world treasures.
For many developing nations, tourism is the largest, or among the largest, contributors to its economy. In addition, international tourism is the largest source of foreign currency reserves for nearly 40% of the world’s countries. Foreign currency reserves are critically important for a country to manage its economic health. If you’re traveling to a developing nation, your purchase helps build and stabilize that country’s economy.