Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

July 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
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I guess you could call this ‘doing good while doing well’. The Ritz-Carlton chain has introduced imaginative volunteer programs in all of its 70 properties worldwide. Leading the way with volunteer programs in the hotel industry and taking voluntourism to a new level is the Ritz Carlton goal. Their “Give Back Getaways” offer hotel guests an opportunity to participate in half-day volunteer programs that have been researched by their employees to bring aid and assistance in local communities.

Ritz-Carlton Give Back GetawayGuests pay from $50 to $100 to participate in the “Give Back” programs with all profits going to the partner organizations. Each program is unique and tailored to the community the hotel is located in. Projects have included building a library for children of migrant workers in Beijing, saving sea turtles in Cancun, mapping endangered blue iguanas in Grand Cayman, and building homes with Habitat for Humanity. You’ll find projects identified as Hunger and Poverty Relief, Environmental Conservation, and Well-Being of Disadvantaged Children.

Have a look at all their upcoming Give Back Getaway opportunities around the world, and take advantage of this terrific program the next time you’ll be staying at a Ritz property.

Category: Family Vacations, Hotels, Inns, B&Bs, Unique Vacations, Volunteer Vacations