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Stories from Communities

Tourists’ Generosity Post-Covid breaks all records in Cristo Rey, Belize!

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller Together our guests’ donations make a substantial impact on some of the needs in our village and surrounding area. Lucky Dreamer Lodge is a modest 2-bungalow, family-run property located in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge in... Continue reading

Making a Difference in Maun with Mummy’s Angels 

Through Pack for a Purpose, intrepid guests that visit the Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari and remote Kwando Private Reserve can make a measurable impact in the Botswana communities that live closest to the wilderness. Kwando Safaris is the lead sponsor of the grassroots initiative Mummy’s Angels, and the organisation has gone from strength to strength... Continue reading

Ecoventura Guests Give Big with Pack for a Purpose

For the last eleven years, it has been our great pleasure to promote the outstanding community commitment that Ecoventura Yachts has to the Galapagos. We look forward in the years ahead to encouraging their guests’ generosity, which enriches the lives of the children in Ecuador. As the Galapagos slowly returns to normal since the disruption... Continue reading

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