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Cuban Adventures Memberships

Cuban Adventures is a member of the following organisations...

Responsible Travel Responsible Travel

Big Planet Adventures and its tours in Cuba, have been approved by ResponsibleTravel.com as an organisation that actively practices the principles of responsible travel in all of its activities. Responsible Travel aims to help re-invent the tourism industry for the long-term benefit of local people, the environment, tourists and the tourism industry. 

 The entire premise of its business is to market and distribute more responsible holidays, thereby creating more jobs for local people, greater income for local people and increased benefits for conservation, whilst at the same time minimising negative impacts on local environments and cultures.

The International Ecotourism Society

We are a member of the International Ecotourism Society (TIES), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. It is a global network of ecotourism travelers, professionals and organizations, making tourism a tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and sustainable community development. TIES' mission is to Engage, Empower and Inspire us all.

You can visit the TIES website (www.ecotourism.org) to become a traveler member.

Travelers Against Plastic (TAP)

We are a member of TAP, whose goal is to get travelers considering the option to clean their own water while traveling, avoiding the disposal of billions of plastic water bottles around the world each year.

The TAP website provides information about different portable water cleaning devices that you can take travelling with you to Cuba.

Friends of World Heritage

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Friends of World Heritage is an non-profit organisation whose mission is to ensure the protection of World Heritage sites for today’s travelers and future generations, by fostering a constituency of supporters and travellers. Expedia, Inc., UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, and the UN Foundation are working together to support this mission.

World Heritage sites are places around the world that have been internationally recognized for their outstanding value as natural and cultural treasures.

World Heritage listed sites in Cuba are:
  • Old Havana and its Fortification System
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  • San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
  • Desembarco del Granma National Park
  • Viñales Valley
  • Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
  • Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  • Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
  • Historic Centre of Camagüey

All of these sites in Cuba are protected by the 1972 World Heritage Convention, signed to date by 180 countries and administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), making it one of the most universal international legal instruments for the protection of cultural and natural heritage. While fully respecting the national sovereignty, the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention recognize that the protection of our World Heritage is the duty of the international community as a whole. There are currently 830 World Heritage sites in 138 countries.