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Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities

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cleanVoluntourism—or giving back when you travel—is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry.

More and more hotels—at the corporate level—are getting involved in supporting local communities in need.

Heading to Jamaica? Stay at GoldenEye and the hotel donates part of your room rate to the Oracabessa Foundation that supports youth sports leagues and vocational training.

Staying at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco? When you check out, the hotel donates your used soap to Clean the World, which then recycles it and distributes it around the world.

In Portugal, the Six Senses resort sells a miniature donkey figurine to guests.

You might want to buy it because half the profits go to the local rescue association that protects the endangered Miranda Donkey.

At the Song Saa Resort in Cambodia, located in the country’s first marine reserve, money from room rates not only goes to protect the reserve, but guests can accompany the resident marine biologists on their missions.

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