PHOTO: Practice responsible traveling with Exodus. (Courtesy Exodus Travels)
Exodus Travels helps thousands and thousands of customers realize the power of travel every year.
But, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.
That’s why Exodus Travels practices the idea of travel responsibility, which is leaving your destination – which is really somebody else’s home – exactly how you found it.
Exodus has identified specific projects where, as a worldwide tour operator, it can actively help some of the less fortunate communities it visits while encouraging them to protect their environments and wildlife. The projects are chosen carefully, and Exodus has formed partnerships with several registered charities to ensure that all donations are delivered to the projects on the ground.
Those partners include:
Friends of Conservation (FOC). Established in 1982, Friends of Conservation works in all parts of the world to support effective community-based conservation projects. In the struggle to save endangered species and habitats, FOC is committed to work with local people and partners to find sustainable ways of living in harmony with wildlife, ecosystems and the environment.
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Baraka Community Partnerships. Set up in 2006 and registered in 2007, Baraka’s sole purpose is to support communities in developing countries to achieve long-term self-sufficiency and sustainability. To achieve these aims they work in close collaboration with local communities and require they take ownership of each project by identifying priorities and contributing in some way.
ALD Life. This is a UK charity set up to support families of children with the rare genetic disorder adrenoleukodystrophy. Exodus chose ALD Life as its UK Charity after we were approached by its founder, Sara Hunt, who used to work for Exodus. Both of Sara’s sons were diagnosed with this rare, inherited metabolic disorder. Although her youngest son underwent a successful bone marrow transplant, her eldest boy died in December of 2012. Sara continues to campaign for funding for research as well as supporting families that have been affected.
For more on the projects Exodus is involved in, read more here.