Exodus Travels pledges to send children on the adventure of a lifetime with every agent’s subscription or social share
On behalf of agents across the continent, leading adventure tour operator Exodus Travels is celebrating Travel Agent Appreciation Day by sharing the gift of adventure with children who would otherwise go without. From May 3-10, for every North American travel agent who subscribes to Exodus Travels’ trade e-newsletter or shares the Adventure 2017 article from the Agent Facebook Group, the tour operator has pledged to send one additional child on the adventure of a lifetime with its new responsible tourism initiative, Adventure2017.
Adventure2017 commits to sending at least 2,017 children, who wouldn’t normally get the chance to enjoy the wonders of the world, on exciting, educational day trips throughout the year. These experiences aim to teach children more about their home country’s culture, history, and iconic sites, which many have never left their villages to experience.
In Zambia, the children will be taken on safari in South Luangwa National Park to see wild elephants, most for the first time, and learn more about conservation and the environment. In Nepal, they will head out of the sprawl of Kathmandu city and into the Himalaya foothills to trek amongst the giants. In Ecuador, they’ll be taken to a bird refuge, to see owls, raptors and the endangered Andean Condor, including a flight demonstration.
“We believe that travel can be a transformative thing, a force for positive change in the lives of all involved,” says Sasha Andrews, Director of Industry Sales. “Our hope is that these day trips will be the inspiration that encourages these children to strive to protect and preserve the world as they grow up.”
Learn more about Exodus Travels’ community projects worldwide here.