At Insight Vacations, we are committed to supporting the cultures, traditions and arts of the communities that we visit. We help communities unlock the benefits of tourism through economic empowerment, by supporting micro-enterprises and community-based initiatives that build positive futures for local people and their families.
Meet Sarain Fox, People Ambassador
Activist | Dancer | Storyteller
Sarain amplifies the voices of her Indigenous community through preservation of culture and stories. “When we make authentic connections with local people our travel becomes infinitely richer. My First Nation Anishinaabe heritage serves as the lens through which I view the world, seeking to build a bridge to the people whose lands I am grateful to visit and whose stories I am privileged to tell. Throughout the Americas, you will find rich cultures to discover and support – and fascinating people to meet.”
Insight Experiences that Make Travel Matter
A selection of Insight trips feature experiences where you can contribute to and participate in the cultures, traditions and arts of the communities we visit. Look for trips with the TreadRight logo to discover Insight Experiences that #MakeTravelMatter.
Visit a Flamenco School in Spain
Visit the Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville, a private flamenco school and put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson. The school is a recent beneficiary of the TreadRight Foundation; this support will help ensure that the flamenco tradition lives on in the community and continues to create opportunities for generations to come.
At Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, Insight travellers will learn about the art of traditional hand-weaving and discover how this co-operative has preserved the technique through e-commerce and education.
Discover Local Heritage & Artisan Handicrafts in Jordan
Managed and run by local women, the Iraq Al-Amir Women's Co-operative aims to preserves local heritage and to make the women in the area financially independent through the making of handmade crafts and gifts.
Visit the Mi'kmaq Community of the Abegweit First Nation
Travel to Prince Edward Island to meet the Mi’kmaq community of the Abegweit First Nation. Through partnership with Chief Junior Gold, Insight Vacations’ guests will be the first travelers welcomed to experience the hospitality of this community, participate in a traditional Smudging Ceremony, and learn of the Mi’Kmaq’s Seven Teachings, the guiding principles toward restoration of cultural values, beliefs, and practices that had been forbidden.
Visit a truly inspiring social program set in the favelas outside of Rio de Janeiro. There, Fight for Peace offers after school classes to children in Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that brings together dance, acrobatics and music.