There is good news for high-end travellers who are bored of pleasure and leisure trips and want to experience a different dimension of life. ITC Classics, famous luxury tour operators, has decided to give tourists a combined work and leisure experience. It is all set to launch a ‘Voluntourism’ luxury holiday package on April 6th which will be blend of volunteering and holidaying. Visitors will be able to get involved in community projects in places like South Africa, India, Thailand and Peru.
It is a very innovative idea indeed for most luxury travellers do seek meaningful experience which mere luxury doesn’t provide. Also this is the best way for travel industry to get involved in the socio-development in far flung exotic locales, an excellent way to give back to the local poor community what they really need. The visitors will get chance to work in various community projects like education, health and social care, conservation and wealth creation. This ‘Voluntourism’ will be collaboration between ITC Classic and ‘Peoples and Places’ and has been audited by Responsible Tourism.
Most of educated, socially responsible travellers will certainly love this kind package and one really hopes local communities will also benefit a lot from their services. We need such links between ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’. ITC Classics are well known for tailor made holiday packages, sometime back they had announced Great Holiday Package for UK Citizens.