Travel and tourism is one of the mainstays of many economies, and is rapidly trending towards moving away from the traditional sightseeing that was earlier in vogue.

Social impact travel can be one that impacts local businesses like visiting small family run restaurants or stores, or even opting to stay in AirBnB than checking into large corporate hotels. Some travel takes into consideration the environment and depends on destinations where the surroundings are as natural as possible.

Travelling to work in voluntary organizations that help children, animals, conservation efforts, and health care programs has an impact on society that has to be appreciated. This travel philanthropy has the power to give back to society and can have a positive impact that can be of great benefit to the world. Many travel and tourism companies have noticed this trend and are increasingly offering their clients travel packages that can have a social impact.