DELRAY BEACH, FL, May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the tragic events in Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015, The Travel Corporation and The TreadRight Foundation have come together with the global travel and tourism community to assist in recovery efforts. The Travel Corporation and TreadRight have donated USD $20,000 to the collaborative efforts between the Nepal tourism industry, the Tourism Cares community and Travel Weekly.
"In difficult times like these, it is important for the global travel and tourism industry to come together," says Brett Tollman, CEO and President of The Travel Corporation. "The tourism sector plays an important role in Nepal's economy, as such, our industry is in a position to leverage our contributions in order to assist with immediate recovery as well as long term support."
The joint effort will provide financial investments to support the local tourism industry, including community-based tourism projects and social enterprises, so that Nepal tourism can recover in the long term. The importance of this support and long term rebuilding has become that much more important in light of this second quake.
Additionally, the joint effort will provide global tourism advocacy and communications for Nepal, working with media and association partners to systematically tell the emerging Nepal story of recovery to travel agents, tour operators, the general public, and others vital for driving tourism to Nepal.
All funds contributed will be restricted for Nepal recovery, supporting direct program costs and including financial grants, advocacy, program management, etc.
To learn more, please visit Tourism Cares.
In addition, The Travel Corporation and TreadRight have earmarked a further USD $30,000 for rebuilding efforts after the initial relief efforts. Current plans include the rebuilding of a school, in collaboration with HappyHeartsFund.org.
About The Travel Corporation
The Travel Corporation is a highly successful, family-run international travel group with 30 award-winning brands which include luxury hotels and boutique river cruise ships, niche guided vacations, and other leisure interests. The Travel Corporation's award-winning brands include Trafalgar, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, Lion World Travel, African Travel, Inc., The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The Travel Corporation's guiding principle is "Driven by Service" to create enriching travel experiences for our guests by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality. For more information, please visit www.TheTravelCorporation.com.
About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.
TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.
To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
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Source:The Travel Corporation USA