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Collette Announces Launch of Impact Travel Tours with first official departure to South Africa

by Amelia Sugerman

September 15, 2017

Collette Announces Launch of Impact Travel Tours with first official departure to South Africa

Additional impact tours planned in Costa Rica and South Africa for 2018

Pawtucket, RI (September 15, 2017) – Collette, global tour operator, is thrilled to announce the launch of their impact travel program as part of the organization’s dedicated commitment to social responsibility both in their own communities and where their guests travel.

Twenty guests just returned from the inaugural South Africa Impact Tour - Travel with Heart, a 13 day experience that blends traditional sightseeing with giving back to local communities. Guests will volunteer with local programs dedicated to improving the lives of children in the South Africa community.

Collette has partnered with Knysna Education Trust to spend a day working on educational programs and building projects. Guests will also be giving back by distributing Hippo Rollers in a local community, drastically improving their access to fresh water. Finally, guests will visit the Western Cape region of Stellenbosch to volunteer for the Pebbles Project that helps the local children and community by decorating classrooms and preparing lunches.

“It is our passion to give back, connecting travelers to diverse cultures and making a positive impact on the world that surrounds us,” said John Sutherland, Manager of Corporate Responsibility. “Our guests will experience the best of both worlds on these tours by seeing the beauty in the destination while engaging in volunteer work to give back to the local community.”

During the 2018-2019 travel season, Collette will offer additional impact tours in South Africa and Costa Rica. For more information about those tours and Collette Cares, visit www.gocollette.com/impacttravel

About Collette

As the longest running tour operator in North America, Collette has been providing guided travel for 100 years. We offer trips on all seven continents, allowing guests to fulfill their deepest travel aspirations. As a family owned and operated business we consider our travelers to be our personal guests. We understand that each guest is unique so we offer a variety of travel styles, including small groups, single hotel stays, and faith based experiences, river cruises, and rail journeys. For more information, visit www.collette.com.

About Collette Cares:

Collette Cares gives back to children in our local communities and around the world. With a focus on hunger and education and a robust volunteer program, we aim to make the world we travel a better place. For more information, visit http://www.gocollette.com/en/landing-pages/2017/impact-travel.

Media Contact:

Amelia Sugerman, Collette

Phone: 401.642.4521

asugerman@collette.com

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