We are proud to partner with some amazing individuals. Our partners introduce you to the wonders of the world through some of our best brands, help change lives, and in some cases help us raise awareness for the importance of responsible travel. We are proud to partner with like minded people that follow the same passions and drive that we do.
Me to We
The Travel Corporation’s Family of Brands and the TreadRight Foundation Celebrate Global Partnership with ME to WE Co-founders Craig & Marc Kielburger.
The Travel Corporation and seven of its award-winning brands including Trafalgar, Contiki Holidays, Insight Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Lion World Travel, African Travel Inc., Adventure World and the TreadRight Foundation celebrate the launch of their global partnership with ME to WE by offering immersive volunteer trips for all generations, worldwide. In partnership with ME to WE, travellers have a unique opportunity to visit three iconic destinations: India, the Ecuadorian Amazon and Kenya.
In conjunction with The Travel Corporation’s seven brands’ trips, guests can book ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip extensions on upcoming set departure dates or as a requested custom trip in these three spectacular destinations. As part of the culturally immersive experience, travellers will stay among local communities in comfortable lodges, fully owned and operated by ME to WE. All meals, ground transfers, transportation and local sightseeing excursions hosted by an expert facilitator are included.
“Through our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, we have been working to create a positive impact to promote sustainable tourism worldwide, with carefully selected partners and projects and some of the numerous local communities we visit,” said Brett Tollman,” Chief Executive Officer of The Travel Corporation. “Many of our travellers are open to experiencing meaningful travel with unforgettable, moving experiences. We are therefore very excited to be supporting ME to WE’s outstanding immersive volunteer trips, which we will help promote with our 10,000 team members across the globe and with the involvement of our loyal travel partners globally.”
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Trafalgar Announces Patricia Schultz, Author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die as their Global Brand Ambassador.
Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) is thrilled to announce a multi-year global partnership with Patricia Schultz, best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Patricia will be their official Global Brand Ambassador which was announced by their Global CEO, Gavin Tollman at their launch event in New York last October 10th. With four million copies of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die sold around the world in 25 languages, Patricia’s expertise as a travel writer lends itself perfectly to the Trafalgar brand, which has been leading guided travel to the world’s most exciting destinations for 70 years in 66 countries.
“I have a deep respect and admiration for the 70 years of experience and longtime love for travel that make Trafalgar stand apart so I am honoured and thrilled to join forces with such a respected leader and trail blazer in the travel world who makes travel easy and exciting for first timers and veterans alike,” said Patricia Schultz. “Trafalgar guarantees stress-free adventure and exploration you could never replicate on your own. There’s so much to see before you die – time to get going!”
In celebration of Trafalgar’s 70th platinum anniversary, Patrica and Gavin will host an exclusive, curated trip to Ireland for loyal, past guests including a visit to the award-winning, Red Carnation Hotels property, Ashford Castle in the summer of 2017. Throughout 2016 and 2017, Patricia will be participating in launch events and presentations in Australia, the United States and Canada. She will share with travellers some of her memorable Trafalgar experiences on her recent Prague, Vienna and Budapest trip. During the presentations, Patricia will share her favourite places to visit across the globe as well as her personal travel stories, from the humorous to the insightful to the truly inspiring. Following the presentations, guests can gather to have their books signed by Patricia and meet the best-selling author in person.
About Patrica Schultz
Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Everyday With Rachael Ray. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
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Journey with Céline Cousteau as she works with the TreadRight Foundation to help protect our planet and help lead the way towards educating on the importance of Responsible Travel.
Céline’s life of global travel has seen her embark on expeditions to track the grey whale migration from Mexico to Alaska, research shark species in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and bring the stories of the Amazon Rainforest’s indigenous cultures to our backyards. She has an incredible understanding and deep appreciation for the symbiotic relationship between travel and how that helps one to develop a true appreciation and respect for the planet. Founder and president of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization amplifying the voices of grassroots organizations and individuals around the world, Céline is a passionate spokesperson for sustainability.
As the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, Céline also has a profound understanding of the importance of legacy and the necessity to experience the world in a way that ensures future generations will have the opportunity to do the same.
Céline and TreadRight will work together to tell the story of TreadRight and our inspiring project partners around the world. Focusing on our Wildlife and Heritage Initiatives, Céline helps us bring these messages to our audiences, communicating the necessity of stopping wildlife crime and the intrinsic value of empowering local artisans.
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All Hands & Hearts
All Hands and Hearts efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters.
Philanthropist, international supermodel, and TV host Petra Nemcova founded the Happy Hearts Fund to restore hope and opportunity to children affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Glamour magazine awarded Nemcova a “Survivor Award” in 2005 for her charity work and in June 2012, she was designated by president of Haiti Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe as Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti for her work with Happy Hearts Fund.
In the fall of 2017, Happy Hearts Fund merged with All Hands Volunteers to form All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response. Together, they now focus on delivering a Smart Response to those reeling from disaster both domestically and internationally.
All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters.
Through volunteer and community engagement they aim to help families recover faster after natural disasters using their “smart response” strategy – by rebuilding in a disaster resilient way we prepare them for future events and, through the process, strengthen both volunteers and communities.
In partnership with All Hands and Hearts, TTC has helped to re-build the Alangalang school, which was destroyed in Typhoon Haiyan, and Kalika Secondary School in Nepal, which was destroyed in the Nepal earthquake of 2015.
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Marie Anne MacRae, VP Partnerships
“The Travel Corporation works with some of the most unique and amazing partners who all have remarkable goals that align very much with our own. This passion and drive to succeed in helping people and the world in which we live shows the force for good that can occur when like minded individuals create new things together.”
TTC is a proud member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, helping raise awareness of travel and tourism as one of the world's largest industries, supporting 313 million jobs and generating 10.4% of the world GDP.
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