ACTA is proud to endorse the following causes and wish them great success. With your support we can help raise awareness and money for the cause and the people who pioneer them. ACTA’s Corporate philanthropy generally consists of cash donations raised through fundraising during our Corporate events across the country or in the form of volunteer time offered by the ACTA's employees and members.
Mission: To preserve and enhance the travel experience for future generations.
Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the charitable arm of the travel and tourism industry. Tourism Cares unites the industry in three initiatives where, in addition to individual company efforts, we can make a greater difference by working together.
ACTA is proud to be an Association Partner to Tourism Cares! ACTA invites our members to earn their GOOD TRAVELS ADVISOR certificate by completing the online course consisting of 6 chapters complete with multimedia and videos from global leaders in travel such as the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization.
Why become a Good Travel Advisor specialist? You will receive:
- New knowledge for deepening client relationships — and attracting new ones
- Tips and tools for you to use and to hand to clients
- One year of continuing education and support
- Tourism Cares promotion of advisors with consumers
- 2 CTC continuing education units
- Cost: $22 (USD) – ACTA Members receive a $5 (USD) discount – please enter ‘ACTA’ promo code on your registration
Course Description: The course covers the basics of advising travelers on good giving and volunteering. Some of what you’ll learn includes how to help clients find their cause and give back to the places they love; tips for choosing a volunteer service trip; guidance on orphanage tourism; donating effectively after a disaster; and marketing tactics for engaging current clients and driving sales.
The YellowBird Charitable Foundation is a non-profit corporation developed out of a feeling in the Canadian Travel Industry that the beaches and resorts we see as tourists are not the true picture of what life is really like in 'paradise'. YellowBird is committed to helping children and fighting poverty in tourist destinations with lower living standards than we enjoy in Canada. Since the YellowBird Charitable Foundation was founded almost ten years ago, it has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to educational initiatives across the Caribbean and Latin America.
ACTA is a proud supporter of their initiatives and had attended the Yellow Bird Foundation Golf Tournament on June 1, 2018 at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville. This year at their Annual Yellowbird Foundation Golf Tournament, they raised $50,000 for schools devastated by the hurricanes!
For more information or to donate, visit: www.yellowbirdfoundation.com