Charitable Travel is to launch The Charitable Travel Fund on November 1, to support tourism communities in need around the world.
Charitable Travel, which was launched in May 2020 by former Funway Holidays Managing Director Melissa Tilling, is a not-for-profit travel agency, enabling customers to donate 5% of their holiday cost to a UK-registered charity of their choice.
The Charitable Travel Fund’s key objectives include: the prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship, the relief of sickness, injury, disease, and other suffering and the advancement of vocational education and training to aid recovery or diversification.
The Charitable Travel Fund will initially support two projects through non-profit organisations Tourism Cares and United Purpose helping people affected by the downturn in international tourism arrivals in places like Cambodia and Guinea, West Africa.
Travel industry supporters are being asked to pledge a minimum of £1 per booked passenger, allowing organisations of any size to donate to the fund.