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Voluntourism and Cruising  March 2016
Nancy Schretter, Together for Good's Founder, is featured in a session entitled "Shorex and the Rise of Voluntourism" at Seatrade Global 2016, the cruise industry’s premier conference. This session covers how cruise lines and others are catering to travelers' interests in combining volunteer opportunities with leisure travel and ways ports can adapt and cater to this voluntourism trend.
Presenters include Tara Russell, President of Fathom & Global Impact Lead, Carnival Corporation & Plc; Daniel Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten; John Stoll, Vice President, Land Programs, Crystal Cruises; and Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director, Peace Boat.

Great Press!

Together for Good was recently featured in articles in

  • Agent@Home magazine
  • Fox News
  • Travel Channel
  • Chicago Tribune
  • and other media outlets.
We've also been included in stories in Leisure Group Travel magazine, USA Today, the International Business Times, Porthole Magazine, and many other print and online publications. See our Stories page for links and more information. Thanks for all the media support.

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GUATEMALA

Puerto Santo Tomas:

Go With Gus Tours and Posada El Delfin are good resources for giving back efforts in Livingston and the Rio Dulce area of Guatemala. Gustavo (Gus) Turcios owns and manages the Hotel Posada El Delfin and offers a Rio Dulce - Livingston Humanitarian tour for cruise passengers and land-based vacationers visiting the area. As part of his tour, guests are taken to visit one of several local schools along the Rio Dulce. These schools desperately need Spanish books, Spanish to English translation books, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, colored marketers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, children's scissors, glue sticks, erasers, calculators, rulers, notebooks, backpacks, educational puzzles and games, Spanish flashcards and math flashcards. Sports equipment, art supplies, computer supplies, new or gently used children's clothing and shoes are also needed. For more information, visit the Go With Gus Tours website at gowithgustours.com, email Gus at contact@gowithgus.com or call 011-502-7-947-0694. The fax number is 011-502-7-947-0077.

Puerto Quetzal:

Go With Gus Tours offers an organized tour of La Antigua, offering cruise passengers an opportunity to give back in this area. As part of his tour, Gustavo (Gus) Turcios takes guests are taken to visit one of several local schools in this area to meet the students and learn about their education and customs. These schools desperately need Spanish books, Spanish to English translation books, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, colored marketers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, children's scissors, glue sticks, erasers, calculators, rulers, notebooks, backpacks, educational puzzles and games, Spanish flashcards and math flashcards. Sports equipment, art supplies, computer supplies, new or gently used children's clothing and shoes are also needed. For more information, visit the Go With Gus Tours website at gowithgustours.com, email Gus at contact@gowithgus.com or call 011-502-7-947-0694. The fax number is 011-502-7-947-0077.

Additional Resources in Guatemala:

Pack for a Purpose works with several accommodations and tour operators in Guatemala to positively impact local organizations and communities. Check out the supply lists and drop off points listed on their website: Packforapurpose.org Guatemala.

Note: From the United States, dial the international country code access number 011 when making telephone calls.