Understanding Travelers Philanthropy


World Travel Market 2008 recognizes Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Industry Innovation and Leadership
November 28, 2008, 10:58 am
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Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel is grateful to have been recognized as a travel industry leader in Philanthropic Travel by The 2008 World Travel Market: The Global Event for the Travel Industry.

Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel has pioneered the Philanthropic Travel experience by forging mutually beneficial fund raising partnerships with high impact NGOs serving in destination communities worldwide.

By educating philanthropic travelers on the critical humanitarian and environmental challenges and solutions facing fellow human beings who are struggling for their very survival, we are facilitating deeply meaningful, personally transformative vacation experiences that are funding clean energy, children’s education, basic medical services and safe drinking water.

With all due respect to Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel and Tourism Research for Euromonitor International and author of the 2008 Global Trends Report, Philanthropic Travel is not a “trend,” reserved only for the “socially conscious jet set,” as she has reported.

The cynical and nihilistic assertion that Philanthropic Travel is motivated by upper class guilt, assuaged by “conscientious consumption,” is inconsistent with thetestimony from our clients, who seek to connect at the heart with indigenous people.

Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel clients report that our facilitated, personal introductions to high impact NGOs left them with a renewed belief in themselves and their purpose in life.

Client donations, which far exceed our company’s industry-leading $250 per traveler donation, have empowered local communities to gain a foothold on sustainability.

We Know the World by Heart: Exquisite Safaris
The cornerstone of our success is creating an awareness in the traveler/donor and host/beneficiary that the “Circle of Giving” is only completed when a personal relationship is created face to face -the moment when gifts flow in both directions.

The resulting intimacy, trust and confidence between newfound collaborators has inspired and educated children, parents, boyfriends, girlfriends, mothers, fathers, grandparents and even the most jaded world weary travelers with clear evidence that one person can create powerful change -if they just make the journey with philanthropic intent .

Philanthropic Travel: The Globalization of Empathy
Unless you are a doctor, dentist, solar power specialist or have a technical skill that is urgently needed at the time, our NGO partners report that cash donations, which fund teachers salaries, employ local labor, and purchase local materials, are more important than ‘gifts in kind or short term volunteer labor.’

Philanthropic Travel is a learning experience, not a service experience like voluntourism.

Philanthropic Travel: It benefits everyone
We agree with the Ms. Bremner’s assertion:

“Travellers who do not have time to spend their holiday volunteering are more likely to choose industry suppliers that support local communities by paying market wages or by donating a portion of profits. However, the mass market is not willing to take on a price premium to switch to this type of supplier.”

Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel prices our three, four and five star philanthropic travel experiences at market rates as compared with similar non-philanthropic tour operators or even do it yourself travelers who would piece together airlines, guides, vehicles and accommodations for an ‘apples to apples’ trip a la carte.

Our $250 donation to our NGO partner does not add to the cost, it is subtracted from our revenue.

Philanthropic Travelers: Better Angels
During each of our journeys, there are those inevitable moments when someone comes into our life at precisely the right time and says or does precisely the right thing. Their words or actions may help us perceive ourselves more clearly, remind us that everything will turn out for the best, help us cope, or see us through difficult situations.

These people are Better Angels -individuals designated by a higher power to be there for those in need at specific points in time.

Better Angels, come into our lives when we least expect them and when we can most benefit from their presence.

Most Better Angels are regular people, going about their daily lives until inspired to be in the right place at the right time to bring peace, joy, help, or heal someone when they most need it.

You may have met a Better Angel in the form of a teacher who gave you a piece of advice that touched your soul and influenced your path.

Perhaps it was a person that momentarily stopped you to say hello while crossing the street, delaying you long enough to avoid an oncoming car.

Better angels may offer nothing more than a kind word, smile, and a generous anonymous donation -but they will offer it when you can draw the most strength and support from their simple action. Better Angels give of their inner light to all who need it, coming into our lives and often changing us forever.

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“If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Indigenous Saying

The Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel experience integrates indigenous local culture into every personalized experience we recommend. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide.

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Attaining Excellence and Happiness amid Unreason: Philanthropic Travel
June 28, 2008, 11:39 pm
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Moral excellence is a mean ..between two vices, the one involving excess, the other deficiency.” -Aristotle

The Golden Ratio is a universal law in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form. -Adolf Zeising, Neue Lehre van den Proportionen des meschlischen Koerpers, Leipzig, 1854, preface.

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“If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Indigenous Saying

Philanthropic Travel is the Ultimate Luxury

The Exquisite Safaris philanthropic travel experience integrates indigenous local culture into every personalized luxury trip we recommend. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide.



Philanthropy
June 22, 2008, 1:56 pm
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Philanthropy: “Love to Mankind. Practical benevolence to people in general. The disposition or active effort to promote well being and happiness of one’s fellow man.” -Oxford English Dictionary

Understanding the Joy’s and Benefits of Philanthropic Travel

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“If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Indigenous Saying

Philanthropic Travel is the Ultimate Luxury

The Exquisite Safaris philanthropic travel experience integrates indigenous local culture into every personalized luxury trip we recommend. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide.




A Symphony of Life: Philanthropic Travel
June 17, 2008, 8:09 pm
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In the great symphony of life, we all have important parts to play. While some people are best suited to be conductors or soloists, their contributions would be diminished considerably without the individual musicians that lend their artistry to the fullness of an orchestra. The magical accents of the percussion section might sound random and out of place without the music they accompany. But any one member of an orchestra, doing less than their best at their particular part, can destroy the harmony of the whole piece, such is their importance. So although we may not receive the same amount or quality of attention as another, all of our contributions are valuable and integral to the success of the whole.

When we do our tasks well, we infuse them with our unique energy, making each act a gift.

Each of our personalities and talents are suited to different roles of support. Even leaders and star performers support others in their own way. We can look around us at any moment to see that while we nurture some people with our work, others are supporting us with their gifts. Doing any job from this place within us allows us to do our part with humility and gratitude, while also learning lessons that move us steadily toward our goals.

When we can be fully present in every job that we do, we bring the fullness of our bodies, minds and spirits to the moment. Our contribution is enhanced by the infusion of our talents and abilities, and when we give them willingly, they attract the right people and circumstances into our experience. Anything we do begrudgingly limits the flow of our energy and closes us off from the good that is available to us in every situation.

By giving the best in us to make the world around us better, we open ourselves to receive the best from the universe in return.

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“If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Indigenous Saying

Philanthropic Travel is the Ultimate Luxury

The Exquisite Safaris philanthropic travel experience integrates indigenous local culture into every personalized luxury trip we recommend. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide.



The Huffington Post: Philanthropic Travelers
June 13, 2008, 3:09 pm
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In the Beginning
In 1972 my grandfather, grandmother and I visited the poorest country in the western hemisphere: Haiti. Much to my grandmother’s dismay, my grandfather decided that our adventure for the day would be exploring the countryside with a Port Au Prince taxi cab driver as our guide. After an hour driving down a dusty rutted gravel road we stopped in at a rural marketplace to experience life in rural Haiti. It was along the side of that dirt road that we had our first personal philanthropic travel experience.

Soon after the dust from our cabbie’s Toyota had settled, unclothed children, adults and their livestock emerged from the surrounding area, undoubtedly to closely examine my aqua and orange tailor made Miami Dolphins leisure suit with white leather loafers. We were surrounded by smiling faces wondering who we were and why we had stopped by to say bonjour. Ten minutes later, after just about everyone in the crowd had a chance to smile at us, touch us and make direct eye contact with us, a soccer ball flew through the air. I trapped it and quickly passed it back to my new teammate who received it effortlessly after it had flown right over the heads of several adults.

When we are very young children we know how to feel. It’s innate. But as we lead a lifetime, we pick up so many thoughts, impressions, feelings, and ideas, that our sensitivity goes away.” -F.L. Ph.d

Connecting

I bonded with the local kids and my grandparents stood side-by-side with adults from the village while the cabbie lit a cigar. My grandmother, initially fearful of the unknown, was now smiling, calmly and communicating in sign language with local women, and enjoying her experience. We all seemed to connect for those brief moments. The spontaneous transcendent events of that morning’s cross-cultural experience are still vivid today, as they were so many years before. Those few moments changed our lives.

Deja Vu

During my first trip to Africa while driving between Maun, Botswana and Windhoek, Namibia I was moved to pull over at a village in a remote area of the Kalahari Desert, much to my friend Linette’s consternation. She declined my offer to join me for a walk into the center of the grass hut village and decided instead to stay in the car -with the doors locked. Ten minutes later I returned to the car with a crowd from the village: children running, mothers talking, fathers trailing the entourage, and once again soccer balls flying through the air. Linette gracefully emerged from the car with a smile and began to open the clothes intended as gifts. Captivated by everyone’s curiosity, kindness and easy laughter, Linette and I spoke of life in their village and life in our village in Switzerland and the USA. We felt our guests’ humanity and warmth, we were welcomed and felt safe as guests of the community. And, an hour later after sharing gifts of Nike t-shirts and old Levis we had agreed to deliver, two men needed a ride to their cousins’ funeral in a village 25 kilometers away. Sent off with with an open invitation to return completed with smiling faces, vigorous handshakes and waves we set off down the Trans-Kalahari Highway towards Namibia.

A New Journey

While driving I realized that the seed for Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel, planted 27 years before in rural Haiti, had just bloomed in Africa. That afternoon as I drove through the Kalahari Desert with Linette and our two new acquaintances on their way to acknowledge an ending, I began again on a new journey: introducing travelers to locals with the intention of uplifting those local people and their communities through health, education and sustainable development. If you’re a traveler I encourage you to become a philanthropic traveler. Exquisite Safaris has developed partnerships with humanitarian outreach projects in Africa, Asia and South America: Orphanages, AIDS and medical clinics, schools, women’s entrepreneurial initiatives, and clean water NGO’s that will open their doors to you and connect you personally with the people they serve. -The Huffington Post

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Philanthropic Tourism
May 26, 2008, 7:14 pm
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Philanthropic Travel is the ultimate luxury and a WIN-WIN-WIN formula on many, many levels.-David Chamberlain CEO Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide

WINNER #1 Destination Communities
Destination communities win when philanthropic travelers arrive with open hearts and philanthropic intent. The economic generosity of those travelers allows communities to move past the daily march for survival by gifting education, medical facilities, clean water and entrepreneurial training. Philanthropic Travelers create a chain reaction of ‘pay it forward,’ goodwill that unlocks powerful community development and gratitude.

What David is doing is wonderful because it combines the best of everything,” says Chellie Kew, founder of Qfund, a non-profit organization whose grassroots endeavors in Africa are sometimes observed by Exquisite Safaris travelers. “You get the world-class accommodations, the top-notch activities, and then end up at a project that is life-changing.-Chellie Kew Q Fund Humanitarian NGO

“There’s something in all of us that hungers after the good and true, and when we glimpse it in people, we applaud them for it. Through them we let the world’s pain into our hearts, and we find compassion. When things go wrong or have been terribly wrong for some time, their inspiration reminds us of the tenderness for life that we can all feel.” -Bishop Desmund Tutu

WINNER #2 Philanthropic Travelers
Acting as committed and awakened ‘resource catalysts,’ rather than ‘day laborers,’ Philanthropic Travelers who donate to our NGO humanitarian partners are participating in the inspiration, education and empowerment of communities -better able to sustain themselves creating new local opportunities for upward mobility.

Visiting the Matare slum outside Nairobi was a powerful experience for our family. What we encountered grabbed our hearts. Living there does not make for an easy life, and it is so much different from what we know. And yet we found our hearts warmed from this unforgettable experience. Franklin opened the community up to us in ways we would have never been able to see ourselves. We enjoyed a chance to hear people’s stories, to learn about their hopes and dreams, and to enjoy playing sports with local youth. Franklin’s outreach is powerful, and since our visit we now feel like we can help him make a difference through our growing friendship. Our lives will never be the same and we look forward to visiting again.-Amber Dowd, Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Traveler

WINNER #3 Environment, Indigenous Culture and Wildlife
Once communities are empowered, they have the ‘personal bandwidth,’ to participate in the preservation of their environment, their cultural uniqueness and the wildlife that makes their neighborhoods so attractive to philanthropic travelers.

“Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around these (wildlife) parks, then people will have no interest in them, and the parks will not survive.” Nelson Mandela

Philanthropic Travel as a catalyst for a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Friendly World. Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide has been working hard to show meaningful benefits to conservation and communities, but to do this our first responsibility is to provide a desirable product to our market and a viable, successful business model.

“The ‘Enlightened Luxury‘ experience of Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide revolves around a sophisticated high-end traveler who demands and requires a world class level of service and wants to play a leading role by traveling with philanthropic intent.

Our clients report that being the guest of a grassroots humanitarian outreach project for a morning or afternoon somewhere along their itinerary has profoundly expanded their understanding of the world. It has awakened powerful emotions, enlightened ideas, and concrete plans about how they intend to re-invent their their future while leveraging their “quality time remaining.-David Chamberlain


UNESCO on Philanthropic Travel:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) states that if responsible practices are in place, Philanthropic Travel is the natural interlocutor between the wealth and desires of the global traveler and the socio-economic needs of some of the world’s most remote, but heritage-rich communities, natural and cultural sites. It’s vital to manage, through collaboration, the impact of tourism and the low-volume, high yield operators particularly in the luxury tier are in a unique position to deliver service and stability to world heritage. UNESCO sees responsible travel as a delicate balancing act. Tourism involves a series of trade-offs but, within an agreed framework of goals and limits and a climate of educational, respectful relationships, we have one of our most powerful tools for poverty reduction.

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“If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Indigenous Saying

Philanthropic Travel is the Ultimate Luxury

The Exquisite Safaris philanthropic travel experience integrates indigenous local culture into every personalized luxury trip we recommend. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide.