Tuesday,  June 25, 2019  8:21 am

Disadvantaged kids can travel the world thanks to new Exodus Travels initiative

Disadvantaged kids can travel the world thanks to new Exodus Travels initiative
Children play in Agra, India.

Exodus Travels is offering travellers the opportunity to share the gift of adventure with children who live in popular tourism destinations with their new Live Adventure, Give an Adventure campaign.

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For every booking made between Jan. 7 and Feb. 28, 2019, Exodus will send a child from a developing community on the trip of a lifetime with its responsible tourism initiative, The Inspiration Project.

What is The Inspiration Project?

Designed with input from the community and run by local Exodus guides, The Inspiration Project takes children from destinations around the world on safaris, hiking trips and cultural tours within their own home countries.

Founded in 2017, Exodus Travels pledged to send 2,017 children on a trip in a year, with the goal of inspiring a sense of ownership and pride in their homes’ cultural sites and natural settings. Since then, Exodus has hosted more than 4,378 children on more than 137 trips in approximately 28 countries.

"We realized many children from communities in the destinations we travel within don’t always have the opportunity to experience the history, culture and natural wonders that attract visitors to their home country,” says Robin Brooks, marketing manager. “With ‘Live Adventure, Give an Adventure,’ our travelers can kick off 2019 by giving kids around the world an unforgettable new experience – just by booking their next big trip.”

2019 trips

Past Inspiration Project trips have taken children from Nairobi on safari in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, where they learned about conservation. For many, it was the very first time they had ever seen a lion. In India, kids who had previously never set foot outside their village ventured to Agra to experience the historical Taj Mal and Red Fort, while in Bosnia, kids from an urban neighborhood in Sarajevo were whisked outside the city for the first time to take in the natural wonders of the mountainous Sutjeska National Park.

Inspiration Project trips for 2019 will include new adventures for communities in Cambodia, Laos, Kenya, Zambia.

Learn more about Exodus Travels’ Live Adventure, Give an Adventure project here.