Happy Thanksgiving!

This month we really focus on giving thanks, though we should all strive to do it every day. So during this holiday season as you are on the road or traveling abroad remember that you can also Give back while you travel.

Check out these ideas & have a happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Be Generous

    This may be the easiest thing you can do. We all leave foreign countries with loose change weighing down our bags, usually in a currency that won’t spend at home. So, instead of lugging it around, give it away to the homeless or leave a waitress a bigger tip before you leave.

 

  1. Support the Economy

    There are many organizations out there that offer micro loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. If you’ve visited one of these countries, you may have noticed how difficult it could be to start a new business. Companies like Kiva allow you to lend small amounts to aspiring entrepreneurs and help get their business off the ground.

 

  1. Volunteer Some Time

    Why not volunteer while you’re abroad? Whether you travel simply to build a house or skip a tour to work in a soup kitchen, this can also be a great way to experience the local culture. Sites likeGoAbroad.com can help you get started.

 

  1. Shop and Eat Local

    A great way to support the community you visit is to support their local businesses. Instead of eating at the multinational chains, pick smaller family run or local restaurants. Make it a rule to only eat at places you don’t have back home.

How do you give back when you travel?

By |February 4th, 2015

Note: Prestige Travel Vacations will be closed for the holiday weekend.

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Hi, my name is Lori Judd and I am a CTA Graduate of ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents) as well as a ACC accredit agent of CLIA. I have been in the travel industry for 20 years. I started my travel career at Journey's Travel and later joined the Walt Disney Travel Company, where I booked travel vacations for the company for 10 years. I left WDTC to pursue my dream of opening my own travel agency. Why should you book through me? You will find that am I extremely knowledgeable in my field with first hand experience with many cruise ships and vacation destinations. Plus, unlike most agents who are condemned to book vacations to make their agency a certain amount of revenue (or risk losing their jobs), I am able to book what you actually want vs what the agency needs. This means your vacation needs will never be compromised just because a supplier is offering more commission to book them. Also, since we are affiliated with a larger travel company we are still able to compete with other agencies by giving our clients competitive prices. The bottom line is: Prestige Travel Vacations is more interested in making your dreams come true by booking exactly what your asking for based on your needs and not by what someone else's idea of what a great vacation for you would be just because it will get them more commission. My cruise experiences: DCL- cruised 9 times! Current Platinum Member/ Wonder (twice in '06) and recent 11/2010/ Magic inaugural & Disney Dream -Apr. 2011 RCCL- 5 times! Current Platinum Member. Sailed once in a family suite. Granduer/ Enchantment/ Mariner/ Navigator 'Jan.08 & 2010/ New- Allure May 2012 Carnival- Fantasy/ Miracle and Inspiration 9/17/09. Ship tours incld.: CCL- Legend/ Holland's Veendam /NCL Star Nov.2011/ RCCL Jewel 3/12/12/ CCL Paradise 10/21/12

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