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Legacy now begins for two iconic local supply initiatives


Two well-known, well-regarded Travel Foundation projects have finished on a high:

Both projects have been supported by the Travel Foundation and its industry partners for over half a decade, and are award-winning examples of linking local producers to mainstream tourism supply chains. The Travel Foundation has worked hard to ensure long-lasting benefits to the communities involved, following the end of its direct support.

So far the outcomes of the projects have included:

Salli Felton, CEO of the Travel Foundation, said:

“It is a credit to my team, to our supporters and especially our partners locally that these initiative have, over several years, grown into the successes we see today. Both now have bright futures, and I have every reason to believe they will continue to go from strength-to-strength as examples of how tourism can link to, and benefit, local producers, SMEs and communities.”


The Travel Foundation will continue to monitor progress across both projects and will also continue to have a presence in Mexico and Turkey through existing and new projects. Any travel business can support the work of the Travel Foundation and help to shape a better future for tourism - and with next year being the UN's Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, there's no better time to start. The charity is always keen to consider new ideas for destination partnerships and projects, so please contact

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