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 restoration, working with local community farmers and supporting local stream and river ecosystems. Full day, half-day and multi-day projects are available.
The Give & Getaway packages promote conservation of the spectacular environments around the resort locales and help guests find even more value in their vacations. Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts believes that “in today’s economy, guests want to feel good about the vacations they take, and this program guarantees an exceptional hotel experience with a unique opportunity to positively impact the environment. This way they can make a contribution that they can enjoy on a return visit to the destination.”
The package cost and activities vary by the resort. The Landings St.Lucia Give and Getaway Package offers an example of what you can expect:
The Landings St. Lucia, a RockResort, gives guests the opportunity to give back to the island during their stay with a St. Lucia vacation package including a half-day excursion working alongside St. Lucians on a working farm–either harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables or helping to fish farm-raised tilapia and shrimp. The family will also have a guided excursion to Anse La Raye to enjoy their weekly Friday Fish Fry. There they will get to sample all locally caught seafood as well as some of the vegetables the family may have had a part in harvesting.
The St. Lucia Vacation Package Includes:
* 5-night stay in a Two-Bedroom Harborfront Villa Suite
* Breakfast Daily
* Half day excursion to a local farm.
* Evening excursion to Anse La Raye Friday Fish Fry
* Resort Fee, Taxes, and Service Fees
The length of stay allowed for this package is 5 to 28 nights and is valid between Wednesday, April 15, 2009 to Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Cost is based on your travel date.
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