The goals of the Rasta Routes Cultural Ambassador program are to Enhance Visitor Experiences at Local Attractions, Arts and Cultural Activities, and at Special Events here in Jamaica, while simultaneously Building Community Pride through involvement of Overseas Volunteers in Neighborhood Projects and the Encouragement of Visitor Voluntourism within local Jamaican Community Development organizations.
As a Social Enterprise, the Rasta Routes trifecta is to (i) Help Create a Positive Images of Jamaica in the form of Lasting, Lifelong Memories for each & every Community Tourism Visitor, (ii) Bring Cultural & Economical Enrichment (Wealth Dis-tribution) directly to Jamaican Communities, and (iii) create Mutually Enriching Opportunities for Global Cultural Exchange by Linking People from Many Nations to Build a Better, More Tolerant World.
In addition to Cataloging the Locations & Events that are Typical for Jamaica and Provide Cultural Scenery Different from Anything Else on the Planet, Rasta Routes supports Sustainable Tourism and respects Natural and Man-Made Environments – Promoting Local Businesses & Attractions that Use Domestic Jamaican Products and/or Environmentally-Friendly forms of Energy, and Featuring Areas with Opportunities for Stunning Picture Taking where Wildlife & Nature can be Discovered without “hurting” the environment.
Additionally, Jamaica Backpackers and the entire RastaRoutes.com project seeks to Increase Jamaica’s Competitiveness in Attracting and Hosting value-conscious, Backpacker Travelers in Environmentally and Culturally Sustainable Ways that Positively Impact our country’s International Image and Economic bottom line.
Because Everyone Benefits from a Positive Visitor Experience, we Encourage and Foster Partnerships with Airports, Attractions & Activities, Parish/National Government, Citizen Volunteers, Merchants, Hotels & Lodging providers, Lounges, Bar & Nightlife, Realtors, Restaurants, Shopping / Retail outlets, Transportation, Tourism Entities, Chambers of Commerce and other Jamaican Tourism stakeholders.From Mayors, Managers & Municipal Police Chiefs; to Taxi Drivers, Bartenders & Vacation Property Owners – RastaRoutes.com & Jamaica Backpackers stand ready to Work Constructively with Anyone who Cares about their Jamaican Destination and wants Everyone who Visits to Talk Positively about their Experience here.
No, Winston DOES NOT Personally Accept Donations but I&I Support the Charitable Endeavors of Others.