Pleasure with purpose could be more attractive to a traveler. Charity is as old as humankind. Charity gives peace of mind like nothing else. We see in modern days billionaires donating and doing charity as a full-time job. Once they have acquired wealth by doing what they have to do all the time, they take off and think of charity and do it religiously. Recently Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook has donated 99 % of his current and future earnable wealth to charity. All cannot be Zuckerberg or Bill gates but could contribute in their own way. This is where charity travel gains significance.
From ancient times the basis of one’s happiness is said to come in a big way of helping someone. With today’s busy schedule to keep up with the commitments and to survive and sustain is really hectic. So there is no time to go in search of needy people who really need help. Small physical help alone is possible. Worldwide charitable organizations are run by some good-hearted people with dedication and as a full-time work. One such example is Saint Teresa. Mother’s foundations have helped poor across India. Even a small charitable donation to such foundations could have much reach to the needy. Similarly, some modern-day travel agents have incorporated charity with travel. By having them as travel agents for travel one could mix travel with charity. The proceeds of the profit could reach through charity a needy person for his lunch.
- Conscious Travel :
“Be the change you want to see” these are the golden words of Mahatma Gandhi. A conscious traveler could mix travel with charity and could be the change to millions of travelers. Even though travel is done by hard-earned and money saved a penny by penny, one may have a guilty conscious of spending it on pleasure over a vacation. A small part of it going to charity could help a traveler overcome this feeling and have a complete pleasant trip. A clear blueprint of how the money from the traveler reaches the needy stomach could bring in more happiness to the traveler and his family.
- Charity Partners :
A traveling agent could have many partners professionally but the best of them could be the charity partners. They could be of no help professionally but could be unmatchable in the mental satisfaction of traveling customers. The charity partners could be registered Non-Government organizations or a reputed foundation run by impeccable people who are dedicated to the welfare of mankind.
Charity travel could be the next generation travel module for millions of travelers worldwide.