World Footprints LLC, USA
Recognized as influencers, World Footprints founders, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick, have earned multiple awards for travel journalism excellence from the Society of American Travel Writers, North American Travel Journalist Association, Caribbean Tourism Organization and they’ve received an African Community Service Award for their work in promoting tourism to the continent. Tonya was also recently appointed a Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Ian is a two-time National Silver Medalist in Taekwondo.
World Footprints is a multi award-winning socially minded travel media company that has a mission to build community, share our common humanity and foster a “cross-culturalist” mindset. World Footprints also aims to create a sustainable consciousness for our planet’s natural resources and heritage treasures.
A constant theme that World Footprints shares through its multimedia platforms and live presentations is the transformative power of travel on individuals and communities. Through powerful and authentic storytelling, World Footprints captures the essence of a destination and inspires meaningful travel that reaches beyond a destination to touch the heart. From unique aspects of a country’s culture or a global social cause, travel journalists Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick share stories that spark curiosity and shift points of view.
Through their World Footprints platforms the Fitzpatricks’ share the single impression that their many travel experiences have provided — no matter where one lives, the language spoken or the customs practiced – we all share more similarities than differences, and everyone desires the same things: respect, good health, human rights and a sustainable clean living environment.
This content-rich World Footprints website presents behind-the-scenes information and human-interest stories that provide a deeper travel experience. World Footprints invites its visitors to examine the cultural roots of a destination, to view a destination with a different mindset and to explore travel by specific interest or social cause. World Footprints has partnered with various various non-profit and advocacy group like the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GifT). It has also tapped world figures, thought leaders and celebrities, such as Maya Angelou, Jack Hanna, Bobby Kennedy, Jr., Ken Burns, chef Cat Cora and others to share unique insights on places and people.