Pioneering a new model to democratize travel
As one of the first green travel companies, Elevate Destinations is always adopting innovative ideas to promote social responsibility in the travel industry. Every trip organized through Elevate Destinations allows a group of local children to visit tourist sites in their own country through our award-winning Buy a Trip, Give a Trip program.
Visiting historical sites, seeing conservation projects, and getting up close with wildlife is an immeasurable experience for local youth—many of who have never traveled out of their own villages.
You can enjoy your holiday, while knowing that you are sharing the spirit of travel and helping others to take their first adventure.
What sorts of travel experiences do young people have?
We partner with local NGOs and in-country travel suppliers to create outings for youth groups that otherwise would have no way of seeing some of the sights that draw thousands of tourists to their country every year.
Participants climb mountains, visit historical sites, see wildlife, and join conservation projects. Excursions are tailored for each destination, and we ensure that they are run with environmental and cultural sensitivity.
Why give a travel experience and not an object – like a backpack?
Rather than giving away an object, we share the power of travel and connection with the environment. Our goal is not to replace basic needs, but to permit local youth to understand the society they live in and access new horizons. These visits receive rave reviews from young participants.
This is a great idea! How can I get involved?
If you’re a reporter or blogger and would like to feature Elevate in a story, we’d be delighted. Please contact us, and we’re happy to provide images and quotes.
Help us share the joy of travel with young people in developing countries — by doing so, we change lives and preserve resources for generations to come.