Travel & travellers are changing – And we’re here for it, are you?
Imagine being able to offer your travel clients a life-changing experience that not only benefits them, but also has a far-reaching, positive impact on the people and communities they visit?
We’ve all heard of offsetting our carbon footprint, and limiting the impact that our adventures have on the natural environment. Now MEETCHANGEMAKERS is offering you and your clients the opportunity to have a positive impact on the social environment too.
Life-changing experiences for travellers & locals
MEETCHANGEMAKERS offers the perfect balance of travel experience plus social investment. Through meeting one of our innovative South African Changemakers, and learning more about their projects, your clients will enjoy life-changing, unique experiences, and invest back into communities at the same time.
Join our ‘social compensation’ initiative for travellers
Travel has the power to change the world. You and your clients can be part of this change.
By simply adding a social compensation fee to their travel booking, travellers can help the people of South Africa change their communities. This fee is donated to MEETCHANGEMAKERS, and gives the traveller the opportunity to personally meet up with one of our phenomenal Changemakers while they’re touring the country.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
MEETCHANGEMAKERS is not just your average NGO – collecting donations for a good cause. We’re passionate about offering a public platform to ordinary people who are making an extra-ordinary difference in the world, and building a socially acceptable future for all. And now you have the chance to join us!
How did we begin?
MEETCHANGEMAKERS Director Gisela Piercey has been involved in tourism in southern Africa for the last 25 years, and lived in South Africa for the past 16 years. MEETCHANGEMAKERS is her way of ‘giving back’ to the country that made such an impact on her life. This is why, together with François Rüf, she founded the NGO in 2021.
Travel & travellers are changing – And we’re here for it
I’m sure you’ll agree that the pandemic has forced us all to rethink our priorities. We’ve realised that the things that matter most aren’t things. It’s people and experiences that really leave a mark on our lives. And that’s why MEETCHANGEMAKERS is working hand-in-hand with the tourism industry to create unforgettable moments in people’s lives.
Tourism is one of the keys to creating lasting, meaningful change in South Africa
Like the rest of the world, South Africa was hit hard by the pandemic. 3 million people have already lost their jobs, and every second restaurant has been forced to shut its doors. For many of those affected, there’s no safety net… The economic impact is devastating.
But there is hope.
Travel with a conscience: Make a positive impact
The people of this incredible country are resilient, and with your help they will thrive again. Your clients have the opportunity to make a world of difference in someone else’s life – just by travelling the world. Instead of feeling guilty or uneasy about travelling to a country with a struggling economy and a high rate of poverty, your clients will be able to give back to the communities that they visit. This means that the authentic long-distance travel experience is now accompanied by a positive social upliftment component. We believe that this is the right way to travel, and that there will be no other way in the future.
Social investment – Community upliftment – Lasting positive change
How can your clients become involved in the MEETCHANGEMAKERS social investment & community upliftment experience?
We’d love to introduce you and your clients to some ordinary people creating extraordinary change in their communities.
Through a voluntary S (social) compensation towards MEETCHANGEMAKERS during the client’s booking process, the client will have the opportunity to get to know one of our Changemakers personally, and find out more about their social initiatives.
We can guarantee that this will be a life-changing experience for your client.
And their valuable donation will, in turn, be a life-changing gift to a South African community.
Your client’s journey will become a transformative experience, and the circle between travellers and locals will be closed!
• We need CO2 compensation to help save the environment.
• Become part of the solution, and implement S (social) compensation to help the people of South Africa thrive.
Become a Changemaker in the world of travel
We believe that this is an incredible opportunity for travel companies like yours to position yourselves as Changemakers in the world of travel. Show your clients and your competitors that you are serious about investing in social responsibility as well as environmental responsibility.
Tourism is changing, and it will be the growing number of socially conscious travellers who have the ultimate say in the future of travel.
Join them. Join us.
Become part of the change you want to see in the world.
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