Stories from Communities

Fairmont Mayakoba’s Guests Give Generously When They Pack for a Purpose

  The Fairmont Mayakoba became a Pack for a Purpose participant over 10 years ago. Pack for a Purpose has been supportive for many years thanks to the generosity of our guests who decide to donate a space in their baggage to bring gifts for our community. Over the years, many of our guests at... Continue reading

Scorpion Bay Hotel Promotes a Community of Giving that PfaP Travelers Embrace

Scorpion Bay a hotel located in a small town called San Juanico, Mexico that has about 900 inhabitants., Its main economic activity is fishing. It is also known worldwide for having one of the best surfing spots in the world as it has the second longest wave in the world. As we like to help... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and The Sandals Foundation – A Stupendous Success

The feature story below was written by Nick Pignato as part of an assignment for The Selling Power of Storytelling class, Spring 2021, at St. John Fisher College. Doctor Monica A. Hodis, Associate Professor of Marketing, selected Pack for a Purpose as a client for her class. Nick Pignato chose The Sandals Foundation and the... Continue reading

Gracious Guests Bring Magic to the Fairmont Mayakoba as PfaP Travelers

The Fairmont Mayakoba became a participant on the Pack for a Purpose website over 9 years ago. All the magic really starts with the generosity of our gracious guests. For the Pack for a Purpose program to be successful at the Fairmont Mayakoba, our guests must choose to make space in their luggage to include... Continue reading

Africa Albida Tourism’s Commitment to Travel with Purpose

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Africa Albida Tourism and Pack for a Purpose guests brought smiles to surrounding communities in the Victoria Falls region. With travel restrictions in place from March 2020, the usually bustling city of Victoria Falls fell strangely quiet as hotels closed, activities stopped operating and even the popular souvenir... Continue reading

Goodwill Crosses Frontiers

Sandos Hotels & Resorts celebrates being the choice of responsible travelers. Why do we celebrate a hotel business in Mexico? – Through our commitment and ethics, Sandos Hotels and Resorts defines itself as a socially responsible company with a deep gratitude for our guests. Many of our guests choose to break the mold of a... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers: The Year of COVID

2020 has been a devastating year for people around the world and most certainly for the travel industry. However, even in 2020, there have been positive developments. On the plus side, we have added 20 new Participants this year. PfaP travelers brought 1,426 kilos (3,137 lbs) of supplies to support community projects at the destinations... Continue reading

Rediscover the Joy of Travel!

Traveling is no longer just about pleasure and fun. In recent years, a new type of tourism (solidarity and sustainable tourism) has begun to gain prominence. When we look at community needs and choose to address them in order achieve a better world, it generates a positive transformation inside ourselves. The options for solidary and... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose in Cuba to Support the Local Community

P2P is proud to partner with Pack for a Purpose and happily encourage our clients to help bring aid and assistance whenever possible to benefit the local communities we serve. As specialists in Cuba travel, we’re all too familiar with the needs of lesser developed countries where things are often difficult to find, including common... Continue reading

PfaP Cruisers Contribute to the Caribbean

BlueFoot Travel provides sailing holidays. We operate solely from a sailing yacht, so we have no land base. We are lucky to sail with our guest travellers around the Caribbean visiting stunning islands on the way. Being in the Caribbean is a pleasure, but there are some natural phenomena that can really impact the region... Continue reading