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 Havana: Proyecto Garabato
Proyecto Garabato is a community run project in the heart of the Colon Neighborhood in Havana. The project is dedicated to providing free and inclusive workshops to the local children to give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in activites and learn about painting, sculpture, paper mache, acting and even chess! These activities are also run at a local elderly care facility in the Colon Neighbourhood, providing essential fun and human contact to the elderly citizens of the area.
All the money raised by our guides in Havana goes toward neighbourhood restorations and buying supplies for the activities such as paint, paper, and clothes.