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Taking the High Road: Philanthropic Travel connects tourists with World’s Poor
May 24, 2008, 4:32 pm
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“Taking the High Road, Philanthropic Travel connects tourists with world’s poor,” by Craig Offman National Post (Canada)

..munificent as those gestures might sound, some proponents of philanthropic tourism take exception to voluntourism’s approach, which they believe can be counterproductive.

“Most grassroots (humanitarian) organizations can’t manage when hundreds of people come for a morning or afternoon to build a nursery school or a latrine,”said David Chamberlain, owner of San Francisco-based operation Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel, whose company donates US$250 per traveller to the grassroots organizations with whom he has worked.

Mr. Chamberlain says that many of the towns his company supports have massive unemployment issues, and the can-do, Peace Corps model of voluntourism only takes jobs away from locals who need the money, no matter how paltry.

The philanthropy (Philanthropic Travel) message of giving puts the community’s needs first, he said, emphasizing that companies in his space who do not give something back to the local humanitarian organizations have questionable intentions.

We’re trying to inspire not only travellers and hosts, but also the industry, he said. We’ve (travel industry) been reaping rewards of world heritage (indigenous people) sites without participating in helping the communities around them.

Please support the travel industry’s rush to embrace the marketing value of Philanthropic Travel by gently reminding them to increase their commitments to community in at least direct proportion to their marketing campaign budgets. Defining and demanding the full potential of philanthropic travel lies quietly in the hands of you -the enlightened consumer.

When we started our business, we asked ourselves, how can we create an experience meaningful for travellers that would be different?,” recalled Mr. Chamberlain.

One of the company’s big accomplishments is contributing for a school in Zambia, which cost US$10,000 and was completed last year.

Arthur Brooks, a sociologist who studies the confluence of conservatism, wealth and charity, agrees with operators who say that a little generosity is better than lot of indifference. “It’s easy to ridicule people who dabble,” he said. “But it’s cynical to say that it’s reprehensible to care about poor people while enjoying the finer things in life.

Ultimately, he believes, the concept (Philanthropic Travel) challenges the soul. “It goes back to the Biblical teachings,” said Mr. Brooks, author of Gross National Happiness. “It won’t help the poor if we don’t help the poor, but it also doesn’t help the poor if we make ourselves poor.

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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.

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April 13, 2008, 6:52 pm
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“We get stakeholders on the ground visiting communities where they have business and philanthropic interests. Combining business opportunities with NGO project/community visits with cultural immersion and empathetic insight is essential for effective oversight and sustainable donor support worldwide.” -David Chamberlain

The CSR/CR Corporate Philanthropy Challenge:
Many multi national corporations are beginning to create or struggling to execute comprehensive corporate responsibility programs at overseas operations that partner with NGO’s in communities to create medical services, children’s education, and micro-enterprise training and funding while reducing their negative environmental impact and addressing climate change.

Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Corporate Donor & Advisor Services works closely with corporate stakeholders, philanthropic advisors (employees, customers, board members, investors) using a consultative methodology to inspire, educate and empower CR/CSR initiatives to navigate cross cultural issues, corporate/non-profit relations and sustainable effectiveness while upholding a respect for indigenous culture and environments.

Corporate Donor Philanthropic Travel is an essential element in the process of creating new corporate CR/CSR initiatives -not only in vetting potential NGO’s for future funding, but also to create authentic relationships based on cultural respect and shared vision. Our corporate advisor & travel services emphasize the importance of personal connections that flourish when sustainability, respect and profit are the ultimate goals.

Exquisite Safaris Corporate Donor Travel Services provides organizations with professional stakeholder visits to NGO projects that are aligned with their company’s humanitarian, economic and environmental CSR goals initiatives. Exquisite Safaris Corporate Donor Travel leverages the Creative Capitalism Model to create, manage and support customized CSR Initiatives.

Bill Gates on Creative Capitalism CR/CSR at the World Economic Forum
“In many crucial areas, the world is getting better…but it’s not getting better fast enough, and it’s not getting better for everyone,” Bill Gates said in Davos on Thursday as he called for a more concerted global drive toward what he calls “Creative Capitalism.”

He said that companies, especially the biggest ones, can improve the lot of the world’s least privileged by better aligning their self-interest with the good of society.

“There are two great forces –self interest and caring for others,” he said. But he noted that “profits are not always possible when business tries to serve the very poor.” However, he noted the power of “recognition which enhances a company’s reputation,” calling it a way to more strongly appeal to customers and attract better employees. Thus indirectly, he insisted, companies can concretely benefit by doing good.

Gates spoke of what he believes is the growing global movement for corporate social responsibility. But businesses, government and nonprofits need to work together better to “stretch the reach of market forces,” so more companies can make a profit doing work that will “improve the world.” (That phrase is included in the tagline that defines the purpose of the World Economic Forum.) -DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (CNN)

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