By Alexandra Frischmann


The non-profit organization travel2change launched an idea challenge that invites travelers, organizations and localcommunities alike to submit innovative and sustainable project ideas. The goal is to foster responsible travel that can create a positive impact on local communities and offer support in a sustainable manner. The first challenge revolves around the themes of water and tourism.

Since its launch, over 200 initial members joined the online community and submitted around 45 innovative project proposals for the idea generation challenge. We have received many great projects linked to sport, education, health and environment. There is no limit to your creativity when it comes to linking water and travelling to create social change! We are entirely community driven and emphasize the interaction and collaboration of travelers and local communities to ensure that our initiatives have a sustainable impact. It is important for us to hear and respect all voices and work together towards common goals.

Travel2change believes that this is a great way to positively impact people’s lives. We are happy that thanks to our supporter Kuoni we are able to award our winning projects with a free trip and financial support to realize their ideas this summer 2011. The most valuable participant will also be able to join one of the winning projects to the project destination. The first challenge is open until 19 June 2011.

How can we travel to create a positive impact on the lives of local communities? Inspire with your idea at!

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