Travel philanthropy series - Destination: Morocco
The term “summer vacation” often invokes images of sandy beaches and poolside refreshments. This year, why not make your summer travel count towards a cause? “Travel philanthropy” is increasing in popularity as more and more tourists want to make a positive impact on the world through their globetrotting.
Fortunately, organizations like Elevate Destinations offer several types of tours that give back to both people and the planet. Their “donor travel” itineraries take philanthropists abroad to demonstrate the impact of their contributions to international non-governmental organizations. The company also arranges private tours that allow groups, individuals and families to experience a richer cultural and community exchange by showcasing the work of local nonprofit organizations along the way.
One such tour takes voyagers to Morocco. The two-week excursion explores the major cities of Marrakech, Fez, and Rabat while experiencing the work that community organizations like Association Merzouga are accomplishing in youth development, architectural/cultural preservation and environmental conservation. You can read more about the tour on Elevate Destinations’ website.
The Center for Arab American Philanthropy encourages you to keep a philanthropic mindset wherever you go this summer! Over the next few months, we’ll be taking you on a virtual tour of travel philanthropy destinations all over the Middle East.
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