Understanding Travelers Philanthropy


Defining Philanthropy’s Role in Travel
June 28, 2010, 4:02 pm
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Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel: Taking you Farther. Bringing you Closer.

One hundred and fifty years ago visionary poet Walt Whitman warned that the industrial revolution (not to mention our digital revolution) was artificially accelerating the tempo of people’s lives to the point where humans where losing touch with their inner rhythms and the natural pulse of their thoughts and emotions.

Whitman urged people to appreciate and occasionally cultivate idle time as a way to refresh the soul, in order to become more receptive to the human part of us.

More recently, Jeremy Rifkin the author of Time Wars warned of the dangers to the human psyche of too much speed.

“We have quickened the pace of life only to become less patient. We have become more organized, but less spontaneous, less joyful. We are better prepared to act on the future, but less able to enjoy the present and reflect on the past.

Humanity has created an artificial time environment punctuated by mechanical contrivances and electronic impulses.”

Today, over 75% of families share dinner once a week or less and parents face more outside the home responsibilities, and less intimacy and meaningful experiences with those they love.

Whitman’s prescient observation has been clearly validated.

Our experience (Exquisite Safaris PhilanthropicEngaged Legacies) has proven that the most powerful under-utilized tool for creating multi-generational family intimacy, unity, growth and transformation is the private family philanthropic travel experience.

A purpose driven high impact philanthropic travel experience creates a wonderful way to communicate with the people you love, the people with whom you want to share the most important learning insights and feelings of your life.

We give our hearts to those who share our experiences and we cherish those people both in and out of our immediate families, whose stories we have truly heard because we then understand their world.

Intimate Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic private travel experiences help us find meaning in our lives while we expand our perspectives, practice generosity and experience teachable moments that imprint our memories and model our values.

Creating virtuous children through early and often age appropriate philanthropic travel has proven itself countless times as a unifying transformational family experience.

Can Money Buy You Happiness?
Marc Gold was set on the path he now travels when he was just a child, when his father, photographer Albert Gold, explained “the meaning of life.” He took the 8-year-old into the bathroom and had him look in the mirror. Gold recounts the conversation:

Albert: ”What do you see?’
Marc: ‘I see myself.’
Albert: ‘Okay. How old will you be in 70 years?’
Marc: ’78.’
Albert: ‘Okay, when you are 78 years old, look in the mirror again and ask yourself one question, because by then your life will be almost over: ‘Did you live a life that made this a better world or not? Very simple. If the answer is yes, I am proud of you, and if not, I am disappointed.’
Marc: ‘But how am I going to make this a better world?’
Albert: ‘That’s your job. You figure it out.’
Mark has spent his life exploring the world as a philanthropic traveler.

Philanthropy Begins at Home
A parent’s greatest challenge is how to infuse character into children and grandchildren so they will have the underlying fiber to use their present and future social, financial and intellectual capital in ways that will be a blessing to them, their family and the world.

There is no vacation from a parent’s obligation to deliver leadership by example and being an affluent parent comes with even greater responsibilities.

It’s not just the responsibility of preventing money from harming your child -but the responsibility of using that money to parent in positive ways.

Creating teachable transformative moments that include impactful lessons in honesty, humility, sacrifice, industry, responsibility and temperance have largely failed in the Baby Boomer world of unprecedented affluence and excessive consumerism.

Families who are succeeding in raising well adjusted children do so because they always remember that every moment counts.

When I was just seven years old, my grandparents leveraged a rare opportunity to introduce me to the daily march for survival in rural Haiti.

My grandparents intent was to expose me to the world that I would inherit, both good and not so good.

Their vision included helping me develop a strong sense of self through challenging experiences and to impress upon me at a very early age that our family wealth was a blessing and a tool for the greater good, not the definition of who we are.

As you might imagine, my memories of our four-hour ride into a jungle village with unclothed, impoverished villagers left a lasting respect for my grandparents who answered my questions and helped me to comprehend what I had witnessed and how we might help.

My grandfather’s kind words and respect for those who we met and his generosity that day has profoundly shaped my worldview.

“The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.” -Steve Forbes

Thoughtful family wide participation in philanthropy leads to growth in self- esteem, stability, imagination, and a rewarding family life.

Research indicates that the adult philanthropist becomes the values model for their children and grand kids.

Personal Transformation, Wealth & Wisdom
There are many components to a charitable giving strategy, from donating money to causes we believe in to volunteering our time to setting up a donor advised fund or private foundation to create a lasting legacy of giving.

Savvy high net worth parents realize that full family involvement in philanthropic travel requires more than just a call to their black card concierge hotline.

Transformation requires outside help in the form of a philanthropic advisor experienced in choreographing every detail of the transformational experience to drive the deeper meaning and impact on all members of the family.

The full potential of Philanthropic Travel is realized through a professional process that requires a consultative and collaborative team of experts in philanthropy, investments, estate planning, family dynamics and family mission development.

You should expect to be engaged in questions that focus on every member of your family, their personal preferences, current philanthropic experience and future vision.

The hardest part of the planning process (for me) is asking the essential questions about what is most important to the people involved and determining how the answers can be used to enhance each family member’s growth and trust.

Over the past 6 years it has been my unique privilege to listen to family members share their aspirations and dreams of how they can make a difference in the world and leave a trace of the best of ourselves once we are gone. I have found inspiration in creating family transformation and sharing the personal victories catalyzing over $1 million dollars in high impact philanthropy donations.

Like Benjamin Franklin stated in Poor Richard’s almanac:

If you would be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth the reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

A few stories worth the writing..
“Visiting the Matare neighborhood 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. David 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.”

Quintessential Philanthropic Travel
Two Februaries ago, in the middle of a sticky East African night, Ted van Beuren sat in a remote region of Kenya, eyes fixed on the horizon. From his cushy Rusinga Island Lodge bed, near the shores of Lake Victoria, he watched as a storm approached like none he’d ever witnessed. Lightning bolts fired in blinding spurts, each time illuminating a landscape of fallen trees and grazing hippos. And the sound of thunder, at first almost inaudible, rose to a pitch so high it felt like a thousand bombs exploding in unison.

In the same room, van Beuren’s 23-year-old son tried to sleep. But as the seconds passed and the eye of the squall moved closer, a blast of wind burst through the net door, blowing the room’s curtains against the ceiling and the atmosphere into chaos.

“What was that?” Ted Jr. yelled as he jolted upright. “What’s happening?”

A moment later, the skies opened, unleashing a torrent of rain so hard it drowned out the thunder and dimmed the lightning. But as he sat there, the man who had left his safe Pennsylvania neighborhood to visit the unknown halfway around the world could not think about the powerful meteorological event unfolding before him. Nor could he think about fly-fishing, his passion, and one of the adventures he had hoped to share with his son while in Africa.

“All I could think about was what I was going to do with the quality time I had left in my life,” he says. “All I could think about was that morning.” That morning, van Beuren found himself first in Nairobi, in a densely populated slum where orphans of AIDS victims lived alone in extreme poverty. And then later in a village on Rusinga, where a young man without even a high-school education had somehow managed to pull together the necessary means to start not only a medical center, but an international export business to support it.

Images from those encounters did not sweep over van Beuren immediately. But as the day’s cadence slowed, and the clock turned past midnight, and that storm drew near with a strength he’d never seen, they came into focus. As the CEO of one of the biggest multi-sports facilities on America’s East Coast vividly tried to recall every last detail of his day, a message reverberated through his body.

“It was like God was speaking,” van Beuren says. “That storm was his cleansing me, and I knew what I had to do. Everything was all of the sudden extremely clear.”

Philanthropic Travel tests our comfort zones, generates positive emotions, ignites old dreams, empowers entrepreneurial initiatives and recalibrates financial and estate plans for families with a new-found sense of mission.

Our decision to create a living legacy allows us the opportunity to engage our children as financially responsible directors of family philanthropy potentially generating a legacy of global philanthropic engagement that shines like a lighthouse into the future.

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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.


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Paradigm Alert: Pay it Green
March 31, 2008, 7:21 pm
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PayItGreen is a simple, safe, and smart way to have a positive impact on the environment! The average household receives approximately 19 bills and statements and makes approximately 7 payments in paper form monthly. The average consumer saves 2.5 minutes per bill when paying electronically instead of with a check3. The cost of postage and check stock can add up to more than $100 per year; these costs can be saved by making payments electronically, instead of by paper check. Also, credit scores are significantly increased when a consumer receives payments by Direct Deposit and uses Direct Payment to pay recurring monthly bills and/or save and invest automatically.

Improve security.
Consumers receiving electronic bills and statements and making payments electronically can maintain tighter control over accounts in real time. Almost 85 percent of identity theft cases are due to “offline” transactions such as lost checkbooks and stolen bills, statements, and check payments.

By switching to electronic bills, statements, and payments, every year the average household can:
* Save 6.6 pounds of paper
* Save 0.079 trees
* Avoid use of 4.5 gallons of gasoline to mail bills, statements, and payments
* Avoid release of 63 gallons of wastewater into the environment
* Avoid producing 171 pounds of greenhouse gas

Saving this amount of greenhouse gas is the equivalent of:
* The emissions avoided by not driving 169 miles
* The emissions avoided by not consuming 8.8 gallons of gasoline
* Planting 2 tree seedlings and allowing them to grow for 10 years
* Preserving 24 square feet of forest from deforestation

With many households participating, these small contributions can add up to a big benefit for the environment.
If 20 percent of households (22,876,800 households) were to switch to electronic bills, statements, and payments, every year the collective impact would:1

* Save 150,939,615 pounds of paper
* Save 1,811,275 trees
* Avoid creating 1,439,601,370 gallons of wastewater
* Avoid creating enough wastewater to fill 2,180 Olympic-size swimming pools
* Avoid filling 8,597,328 household garbage bags with waste
* Avoid filling 6,141 garbage trucks with waste
* Avoid using 102,945,600 gallons of gasoline to mail bills, statements and payments
* Avoid producing 3,920,802,916 pounds (1,960,402 tons) of greenhouse gases

Saving this amount of greenhouse gas is the equivalent of:
* The emissions avoided by not driving 3,861,769,517 miles
* Taking 325,722 cars off the road
* The emissions avoided by not consuming 200 million gallons of gasoline
* Planting 45.6 million tree seedlings and allowing them to grow for 10 years
* Preserving 12,405 acres of forest from deforestation

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Parents Dedicated to Instilling Philanthropic Values in their Children


Bonnie Lunt, Founder: Azama Project, Otavalo Ecuador, by David Chamberlain

Today’s Children Are Culturally Aware, Responsible Consumers

Parents are teaching their children to value philanthropy, cultural experiences, and other personally enriching activities above material goods according to the Third Annual American Express Platinum Luxury Survey. Ninety-one percent of responding parents indicated that they encourage their children to participate in charitable or philanthropic activities and almost two-thirds (62%) of children have donated a part of their own money to charity.

Almost all parents (94%) surveyed said that they want their children to have experiences that assure they are cultured and well-rounded, and even more (96%) spend time talking to their children about good ethics and values. As such, when affluent parents do spend significantly on their children, the survey results revealed it is on cultural activities, such as international travel, with two-thirds (68%) of respondents’ children having traveled internationally. Even when shopping with and for their children, parents emphasize the experience more than the purchases as 66% of parents reported that the experience of shopping with their children is more important than what they buy.

“Parents are raising their children to be value-conscious consumers with an appreciation for life-enriching experiences,” said Simon Kahn, vice president, Platinum Card Product Management for American Express.

Next Generation of Responsible Philanthropic Travelers
Parents said they emphasize the value of the dollar through discussions with their children, and these children are frequently taking part- time jobs when they reach the age of 15. Parents also stress the importance of philanthropy with their children and lead by example, giving.

* Eighty-one percent of respondents indicated that they believe their children appreciate what they have.

* Similarly, 76% of affluent parents believe their children understand the value of a dollar.

* About half (53%) of all children aged 6-17 receive a regular allowance. The average weekly allowance for children aged 6-14 is $7,and $21 for children aged 15-17.

* Forty-five percent of children in the 15-17 year age range have part-time jobs. For children aged 18-21, 73% have part-time jobs.

* Ninety-one percent of parents encourage their children to participate in charitable activities and two-thirds (67%) of all respondent’s children do so, or donate part of their own money to charity (62%).

* Nineteen percent of adults identified volunteer events and charity functions as a personal passion. Of those that did, 80% indicated that they include their children in such activities.

Emphasis on Experience and Enrichment
The survey revealed that when affluent parents spend on their children they do not accentuate the acquisition of material goods, but the accumulation of experiences. Frequently, they share experiences with their kids including fitness, dining or theater activities. And children of affluent parents are increasingly worldly, often traveling internationally at a younger age than did their parents.

* The top three personal passions among parents were identified as physical fitness (45%), dining out (39%) and travel (39%).

* Parents are sharing their passion for physical fitness with their children, with over half (53%) of respondents’ children receiving personal lessons for sports.

* Of those affluent parents (39%) who identified travel as a personal passion, 92% indicated that they include their children in their travel activities.

* Parents surveyed said when it comes to personal passions they spend the most money on travel, with an average overall annual spend of $13,004. Of the 22% of respondents with a reported household income above $600,000, average overall annual spend on travel increased to more than $20,000.

* Interestingly, over two-thirds (68%) of children were reported to have traveled internationally before the age of 17, with 80% of boys aged 13-14 and 77% of girls in the same range having already done so.

* Parents reported their first international trip at an average age of 19.

* Forty-one percent of parents reported that their child aged 17 or under is taking music lessons, and 55% of children are attending theater and music performances.

* Ninety-four percent of parents said they believe their children have experiences that make them more cultured and well-rounded.

* Two-thirds (66%) of parents indicated that they would give up 20% of their salary to spend 20% more time with their children.

METHODOLOGY: About The American Express Third Annual Platinum Luxury Survey

The Third Annual American Express Platinum Luxury Survey was a quantitative survey conducted in June 2006 among a random cross-section of 1,170 affluent consumers in the U.S. Relevant facts of the survey include:

* Survey responses were drawn from a national sample, including 26% from New York, 32% in Los Angeles, and 42% from the rest of the country.
* Respondents had an average net worth of $4.3 million and an average household income of $472,000.
* Ninety-six percent of respondents were married, had an average age of 47 and averaged two children per household.

Those surveyed had to report a household income of at least $150,000 and fall in the age range of 30 to 59 to be considered. Respondents were not required to be American Express Card members to participate.

The American Affluence Research Center conducted the survey on behalf of American Express.

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ArabianBusiness.com: Philanthropic Travellers

Luxury Travel with a Conscience -ArabianBusiness.com

Jane Kaye-Bailey, a visionary philanthropic traveller, the founder of UK charity The Butterfly Tree and a partner of Exquisite Safaris, noted the responsibilities of the luxury travellers. “The luxury traveller needn’t be a hedonist,” she said. “I can give many examples of luxury travellers with a conscience.” She said many of her supporting partner Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel clients had visited countries and become philanthropic tourists by donating money for community projects in that destination.

And David Macdonald, director at Air Partner Private Jets argued that flying both business and luxury travellers to exotic and hard-to-reach locations where communities needed assistance encouraged them to become philanthropic travellers because they: a) invest in the country and b) become the philanthropic travellers of which Kaye-Bailey spoke. “It opens their eyes and makes them aware; they become the new philanthropists.”

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A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats: Philanthropic Travel

When we act in ways that confirm our ideals, we make the ideal our reality.

Exquisite Safaris is a pioneer in Philanthropic Travel -our mission is to include philanthropic intent, inspiration, education & empowerment into every luxury travel experience we create. We believe that international travel should enlighten and enrich both traveler and host, while serving as a bridge over which passes friendship, peace, ancient wisdom, technological innovation and economic sustainability.

Historically, the worldwide travel industry has generated large profits and delivered culturally insulated travel experiences while ignoring the welfare of the local communities their clients visit. Those greedy corporate practices excluded economically challenged communities from sharing a reasonable percentage of the prosperity created when travelers visit their World Heritage Sites, enjoy their culture and recreate in their unique environments.

Today, there are old line travel companies announcing their philanthropic programs and advertising a token ‘giving back,’ trip (of the year) or new companies donating to charity if you sign up by X date -just so they can market to you.

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.

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”
Anita Roddick

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Geotourism -sounds like Philanthropic Travel to me…

 


Understanding Geotourism…
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 mission integrates a guided visit to a humanitarian outreach project into every private, luxury, epicurean experience we create. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide. Collaboration creates Prosperity: Philanthropic Travel

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