Our Strawberry Promise means that part of the tips received on all our tours will be destined to contributing towards a local charity. We carefully select the charity we want to support in each city where we operate, because we’re committed to helping disadvantaged communities. Why do we do it?
Strawberry Tours and Responsible Tourism
At Strawberry Tours we believe in Responsible Tourism. We believe that tourism can be an activity which is beneficial not just for our customers but for every local community in which we operate.
Responsible tourism has two main aspects:
- Enhancing local cultures throughout the world
- Having a positive impact on local communities
The very nature of our work takes care of the first aspect, as on our tours you will get a deep understanding of the culture that you are visiting. Our tours highlight the cultural eccentricities of each individual city that make unique, and thus we help it’s preservation.
As for the second aspect partially the nature of our company takes care for it. As we provide a platform for local guides to be able to to show the city that they grew up in and love. Not only that, we provide them with a business infrastructure through helping them create their own Strawberry Tours franchise. That way every time you go on a Strawberry Tour, regardless where you are in the world, you will be supporting a local enterprise.
However, that only takes care of it partially, as we want to have an even bigger positive impact in the local communities where we operate. For this part we needed to be more proactive, so that’s why we decided to create the Strawberry Promise, to take our commitment that little bit further.
Our Current Project in Buenos Aires: "La Noche de la Caridad"
Even though Buenos Aires is a rich city, it has, like many other South American Capitals, of a high number of homeless people. You will be able to see, on some of our tours, the uncomfortable sight of people sleeping in the pavement of the sidewalks surrounding luxurious palatial buildings.
"La Noche de la Caridad" is a great project which helps people in this precarious situation by giving them a warm, nutritious home cooked meal. Whilst Caritas takes care of all the non perishable ingredients your donations through the Strawberry Promise will contribute towards buying fresh ingredients. Vegetables, meat and fruit.
Our goal is to raise 10000 USD over the next year to cover the expense of all the fresh ingredients for the dinner offered every Friday for a year for 130 homeless people.
Thanks for your generosity!