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Travel with Purpose: How your vacation can make the world better

Supporting a good cause and making a difference can now be part of your vacation itinerary!
May 29, 2024

Passport? Check.

Swimsuit? Check.

Change the world? Check.


Does this list sound strange to you?  Perhaps not, as mindful travel is fast becoming a global trend these days.


The UK market for travel, from Office of National Statistics data, represents $76.7 billion spent in 2022 alone. And by the end of 2024, an optimistic projection for outbound tourism would reach 86.9 million trips! And with the European Green Deal pushing for a carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the travel industry is definitely going to need to do its part as it plays a massive part in shaping the planet’s sustainability agenda. Through a blend of innovation and responsibility, the steadily growing industry is striving to minimize its environmental footprint and reimagine how it operates, from embracing fuel-efficient transportation options to adopting eco-friendly practices in accommodations.  


We, at Communities for Nature, want to help “traveling for good” become even easier for people  around the world by partnering with Charitable Travel, a unique social enterprise that  goes above and beyond the traditional travel agency business model. They focus on purpose over profit, donating surplus profit from all sales to charity; with 5% of the holiday price to the charity of choice.


From exotic getaways to relaxing cruises, a traveler is able to choose from a wide range of holiday options to suit every traveler’s taste and budget. But here’s the best part: with every booking, the traveler has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. With no additional fees, 5% of the travel costs goes straight to the Charitable Travel’s  JustGiving website and can make a real difference to local communities. 


Charitable Travels Chief Executive Officer Melissa Tilling agrees, ”More and more travelers are championing responsible tourism practices and engaging with destinations respectfully and supporting local communities.”


She further shares, “ Through purpose driven social enterprise we can help our customers have fabulous and much needed holidays whilst helping them support great causes like Communities for Nature at no extra cost.”


Rhoda Phillips CEO and Chair says, “Partnering with Charitable Travel was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make. We both share a dedication to building a sustainable future for all. Charitable Travel’s commitment to curate travel experiences that benefit both  the environment and communities aligns perfectly with our mission at Communities for Nature: to make a positive environmental impact on the communities that need it the most. Personally, I love knowing that every time I travel with Charitable Travel, I am not only enjoying a great holiday but also making the world a better place..”


Ultimately, when booking with Charitable Travel we are reminded that the world is a vast and diverse tapestry of people, cultures, and landscapes, and that we all have a role to play in shaping a brighter future for generations to come.


To learn more about how you can plan your next adventure with Charitable Travels (and support Communities for Nature), visit their website at https://charitable.travel/communities-for-nature/.

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