TravelGiver www.travelgiver.com is a one-stop-travel-shop for socially conscious travellers, allowing them to donate up to eight per cent of their booking to community projects worldwide at no extra cost. Users simply log on, choose a booking agent and select from one of hundreds of ethical grass roots initiatives worldwide that assist communities in need. The donation is then made automatically.
Since its official launch in August 2013, TravelGiver has helped hundreds of travellers book anything from local flights to international holidays and has expanded from 40 projects in four countries to over 300 in 50 countries, giving travellers a greater choice of where their money goes. The site has also become a platform for travellers to share experiences and find projects to visit when overseas.
This month, 15 new booking partners including major travel brands Etihad, Booking.com, Intrepid Travel and Hertz will be joining existing partners including Expedia, Lonely Planet, Zuji, Best Western and Accor, giving users access to not just flights and accommodation, but also cruises, packages, car rental, travel insurance and guides all over the world.