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Marriott Offers New Voluntourism Package

Five years since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans remains a city that needs rebuilding with added challenges from the recent oil spill in the Gulf. Looking to lend a hand while in New Orleans?

Marriott has announced a new voluntourism program called “Spirit To Serve New Orleans” that makes helping out easy for both business and leisure travelers.

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Four Seasons Hotel in Austin Offers 50% Off for Voluntourism

Would you be willing to volunteer a half-day of your vacation in order to get 50% off your hotel room?
This week Four Seasons Austin launched its “Pay It Forward” voluntourism package which gives hotel guests a special rate for volunteering a minimum of 3 hours at one of two local projects in Austin. Guests could either help prepare and serve meals in a community kitchen or help with beautification projects around Austin.
The two non-profits participating in the program are Caritas of Austin, which provides housing, food, education and employment services …

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Voluntourism with Free Nights at Maldives Soneva Resorts

Looking for a trip by the azure blue sea, white sandy beaches or relax by a lagoon looking out to the vast, crystal clear ocean AND you want to spend some time giving back to the local community during this idyllic tropical vacation?
The Six Senses collection of luxury hotels and resorts has made sustainability and giving back to the community a priority, without compromising the experience and expectations of guests. They want more people to join their efforts. We’ve featured Six Senses’ Soneva Fushi last year as one …

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Mayan Aquaintance Experience: Giving Back in Tropical Paradise

Voluntourism may sound unappealing to some simply because it conjures up stereotypes of trips to undeveloped, amenities-deprived, third world country. For some it’s too much creature comforts to give up on a vacation even if they have altruistic intentions. For others, it’s too hardcore, especially for first timers who are looking to combine service and vacation.

The answer — hotel voluntourism — a soft introduction to voluntourism without having to sacrifice vacation amenities. The Ritz Carlton, an early entrant through its “Give Back Getaway” program, offers volunteer vacation packages at …

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RockResorts' Give & Getaway Promotions

This year all RockResorts in the U.S. and Caribbean along with the Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail Resorts are offering you the opportunity to give back to the environment, and in return for your volunteer efforts, you will receive:
1) A reduced rate on a stay at a luxurious RockResort
2) Complimentary gifts like a reusable, durable hydration pack, soothing hand lotion and more!
The Give & Getaway package is centered around guests volunteering in the community they’re visiting. The resort will arrange an environmental conservation project for you such as recreational trail …

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Hotel voluntourism programs are perfect for those travelers looking for volunteer service trips that are less intense and take the least amount of planning. More and more hotels are joining the growing list of hotels offering service opportunities for their guests. It’s also the perfect alternative for travelers who don’t want to stay in a hostel or don’t like the idea of staying in a stranger’s home for accommodations. As an extra incentive, many hotels around the world offer voluntourism packages that provide discounts to guests who either …