Friday, 21 June 2013

iHAP: Tourism that gives back

But what makes this trip different from any typical Island Hopping Adventure is the opportunity for each participant to empower the local community through a program called “Social Footprint.” In this program, the organization selects beneficiaries within the destination and conducts a specific type of outreach program. Possible projects under the Social Footprint Program can range from simple projects like gift giving, feeding program, livelihood seminars to more complex projects like environmental rehabilitation, relief operations and medical missions.

In November 2012, the group embarked on their first trip to the Philippines bringing in 12 tourists, 10 of whom are first-timers in the Philippines.  The tour was divided into four legs of action-packed island hopping adventure:

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