Supporting Sustainable Travel & Community Tourism
At Island Effect we believe that tourism is the best when there’s a genuine connection with the people, culture and community. We promise to show you Saint Lucia from a genuine community tourism and sustainable travel focus. We want you to leave Saint Lucia with the best of memories of real people, amazing places and
What makes a visit to Saint lucia go from lovely to “Wow! I love this place! And I’m coming back!”? We believe it’s all about making sure you get to see the real Saint Lucia – and to do that, we’re committed to bringing you lots of non-commercial content about our culture, language, communities, free places to go…
We also want to ensure that our wonderful micro-business people can get great promotion at really affordable prices, so we keep our charges low and our quality high, because we want you to really experience Saint Lucia to the fullest!
Our motto is:
We’re excited to tell community tourism stories about the Saint Lucia we love! Traditions, cultural festivals, self-guided walks, history and nature, language and local life, but these are most often not associated with clients that can pay us… and here, your support will help us create lots of this kind of amazing content – yes, you’ll be supporting sustainable travel to Saint Lucia to flourish!
For our paying clients we’re also determined to keep it super affordable: we offer a free basic listing, but we also want to ensure our paid features are kept low cost and high quality, telling the full, rich story of Saint Lucia.
And we have BIG dreams
We’d really like Island Effect to be more than just another sustainable travel, community tourism website, and to be truly able to get eyes on Saint Lucia and feet out of the villas and hotels and exploring our wonderful island… Your support will help us with
- Community mentorship: We want to create a community of clients and hold meet-ups, networking and mentoring sessions. We’ll seek grant funding but often we will need to match funds – your contributions can help make this happen!
- Mentorship mail: we’d also like to create a dedicated regular newsletter for our clients helping them create linkages and be up to date on important info and opprotunities.
- Excellent website: We need to make sure we have an eye-catching, fully functioning site and be able to adapt and grow as new needs become known to us. Sometimes we’ll need to pay experts to help with this.
- Facebook & Instagram: We will promote via our supportive network of fans and media contacts, but we will also make use of affordable promotion on social media. Your support will help fund this – especially for non-commercial content!
- Promotion, Promotion, Promotion: The more we can promote ourselves, the more our mission is likely to succeed! Your contribution will make a real difference!
- Awesome e-newsletters: A big part of making sure our site is effective is making sure people receive the amazing travel inspiration so we will create and send out great newsletters!
Right! So here’s how you can support us!
We,ve set up some options for you to give a little one-off payment, or to pay for a specific length of a non-commercial feature. And of course there’s an ‘other’ option for anything else!
And if you would like to give us something every month for a 12 month period, then select the Long-Term Subscribe button option
BIG Thank you for your support – and we hope to SEE YOU IN SAINT LUCIA!!!
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