Rehabilitated gang members are leading walking tours of Panama City as part of a business incubator. The Esperanza Social Venture Club funded the guided tour scheme that offers employment opportunities to former gang members. This also offers travellers looking for an authentic experience in a developing country a way to be immersed in and learn about the local culture.
The Fortaleza Tours of Panama were set up by graduates of the innovation lab, which is dedicated to demobilizing street gangs in Panama by integrating members into society and stimulating the local economy. The tour guides not only inform tourists about the area, they also share their personal stories, pointing out their mothers' homes and nearby gang graffiti.
More Stats +/-
Robotic Museum Guides
Experiential Tour Apps
Culturally Immersive Travel
Safety-Conscious Bus Tours
Guided Global Biker Trips
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.