Our charitable scheme helps local communities - and it's all thanks to you
Our Destination Specialists get to know the places that you will be visiting inside out. As they work closely with local communities they hear about good causes and sometimes meet people who are in need. This insider knowledge led to us start up our Travelsphere Cares initiative some years ago. It means as a company we get to give something back to those communities which are so welcoming to us and our customers.
The price of your holiday isn’t affected by the scheme, we simply donate a little from each tour to a relevant good cause. So simply by booking you are contributing too – whether conserving threatened wildlife or supplying vital equipment to a school. And on some tours, you’ll even get to see how the money has been spent when you visit the places or meet the people who have benefited.
It’s immensely rewarding to be able to help people in need, and it’s something that we couldn’t do without you, so we’d like to say a big thank you – it’s your bookings that mean we can keep giving.
Nepal Earthquake Appeal: Nepal - The Rooftop of the World
On 25th April 2015, Nepal suffered a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake - the worst it has experienced in decades. The situation became even more dire as the country was hit by a second quake near Mount Everest. Many communities and the lives of millions of people have been left in ruins, with many made homeless and more than 8,000 confirmed dead. As a business we have already donated $10,000 and our staff and customers have collected a further £2196 in donations. Our customers have helped us to support Nepal by joining us on many incredible holidays to the country over the years, and we will continue to contribute to its vital tourism industry. All profits from 2016 departures made by Travelsphere and our suppliers will go back to help relief efforts.
Vital help for Schools in Need
Our Peru tour offers support to a small set up in the country’s highlands for the children of alpaca farmers: Epic Peru
In Sri Lanka you’ll visit an under-privileged school in Nuwara Eliya, where, thanks to your help, we are able to donate vital school supplies: Colonial Highlights of Ceylon
In Tibet we support a local Kindergarten in Lhasa by providing vital materials: Tibet and the Search for Shangri-La
Help us build a family home: Cambodia and the Mekong Delta
Our Build a House initiative will give a home to a family in Chansor Village, about an hour out from Siem Reap. You'll visit the village as part of your tour, where you can mix with the local people, visit its school and check the progress of the build.
Help us to support a local community in Cambodia: Cambodia and the Mekong Delta
Our support a local community for began as we help to build a dormitory for teachers at Knapor School in Chansar Village, located about an hour out of Siem Reap. We have expanded this initiative to provide further amenities in the village, which you'll visit as part of your tour. Here you can mix with the local people, visit it's school and check the progress of all ongoing projects.
Donate a Buffalo: Images of Vietnam
Our Donate a Buffalo scheme means we can give one of these animals, which play a vital role in farming, to a local village in Vietnam. We’ve been supporting this project since 2011 and to date, with your help, we’ve donated 75 of these fantastic creatures.
Donate a Fishing Boat: Golden Burma
Your contribution to our Donate a Fishing Boat scheme will enable us to supply a fishing boat and nets to a family in need living around Inle Lake in Burma, You’ll get to see local fisherman in action during this tour and learn how important this equipment is to their lives.
Adopt a Panda: Unmissable China and the Mighty Yangtze Cruise
Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre, where Travelsphere has joined a unique adoption scheme. Your contribution helps the centre to care for these rare and adorable creatures, including our very own adopted panda, Bobo, who was born in 2006.
Care and support for street children: Grand Tour of India
Take a walk in Delhi with former street children who work with the Salaam Baalak Trust. This non profit-making charity supports these youngsters and teaches them skills that help to better their lives.