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Off the Tourist Trail: Finding Experiences that Maximize Benefit to Local Non-Profits

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New York — Monday, March 29, 2021From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmLos Angeles — Monday, March 29, 2021From 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmLondon — Monday, March 29, 2021From 10:00 pm to 11:00 pmAthens — Tuesday, March 30, 2021From 12:00 am to 1:00 amSingapore — Tuesday, March 30, 2021From 5:00 am to 6:00 amSydney — Tuesday, March 30, 2021From 8:00 am to 9:00 am

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As travelers, we want to make sure that when we visit communities abroad, we do everything we can to make sure that our presence positively impacts the countries we travel to.

However, tourism leakage is a devastating challenge where only 10% of revenue benefits local communities. By being intentional about where and how we spend our tourism dollars, we can make sure that local communities benefit. To take this a step further, we can support locally-led non-profits abroad that are doing impactful work in their communities.

In this session learn from the team at Crabtree & Evelyn, FLYTE’s official partner, who have been working with nonprofits all over the world to empower local communities for change.

They’ll dive into their process on how they find their partner organizations, how you can do the same when looking for nonprofits to support on your travels, as well as sharing:
— How did C&E, mostly known as a beauty and personal care brand, become involved with philanthropic work?
— How does C&E find local-led organizations to support?
— What are some red flags that we should be aware of when working with communities abroad?
— How can we, as consumers, choose companies that have strong philanthropic values?

Join us as we talk about how we can travel, shop, and create positive change along the way.

? GEORGINA WILLS
As Exploration Director for beauty and lifestyle brand Crabtree & Evelyn, Georgina's job takes her all over the world. She lives the C&E brand motto, "Born Curious, Grown Wild". Just like founder Cy Harvey, Georgina was born with a curiosity for what the wider world could teach her. From a young age, she was lucky enough to travel to many countries with family, covering the USA and Canada as well as Europe. In her early 20's, she embarked upon her first solo trip across the Middle East and Thailand. One trip wasn't enough and since then, nearly every year she takes off for a few months at a time and often returns to Southeast Asia. Some of her favorite spots reside in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

She's extremely lucky to have the chance to travel with her job, meet with communities and cultures so different from my own. And the best bit is she gets to take inspiration from these trips to create beautiful authentic products and give back to those communities through our CSR program 'Exploration for Growth'.

Connect with Georgina and C&E:
? Website: crabtree-evelyn.com
? Instagram: instagram.com/crabtreeandevelyn
? Facebook: facebook.com/crabtreeandevelyn
? Travel journal: www.crabtree-evelyn.com/collections/new-in/products/8424

? CARMELA RESUMA
Carmela is the Executive Director of FLYTE, Nomadic Matt’s non-profit org. She’s also a long term traveler, non-profit consultant, data enthusiast, remote worker, and self-proclaimed chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. Since 2012, she’s been intentionally creating a life that combines her love for youth empowerment, travel, and social impact.

Connect with FLYTE:
✈️ Website: takeflyte.org
✈️ Instagram: instagram.com/take_flyte_org
✈️ Facebook: facebook.com/takeflyteorg

CRABTREE & EVELYN ? FLYTE ? NOMADIC MATT
FLYTE (Nomadic Matt's non-profit: takeflyte.org) has a new partnership with Crabtree & Evelyn, a company that’s combining travel, philanthropy, and beauty. It made a huge donation of $35,000 and funding an entire group of students’ life-changing trip abroad!

The founder of Crabtree & Evelyn, Cyrus Harvey, explored the world and returned home to Boston with various soaps and perfumes from his adventures. With those products, he founded Crabtree & Evelyn. He wasn’t just selling soaps. He was selling stories. Cyrus loved connecting with people. He built a business around those connections so he could share his passion for travel and discovery with people back home.

As part of the company’s new initiatives and plans, it’s supporting students, giving them the opportunities Cyrus also had.

You can read more about the partnership here: nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/flyte-philanthropy

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