We are excited to announce our brand new partnership with Charitable Travel. Charitable Travel is a registered social enterprise and financially protected travel agency, every penny of profit earned, everything they do and offer their customers, supports charity fundraising and good causes.
Once more, the little team at Rafiki Thabo feel like we have punched above our weight and are absolutely over the moon to announce our partnership with Charitable Travel! Charitable Travel is a registered social enterprise and financially protected travel agency, every penny of profit earned, everything they do and offer their customers, supports charity fundraising and good causes.
Their purpose and mission is to help people with their holiday plans and at the same time support the great work that UK-based charities deliver around the world. When customers book a holiday or cruise with Charitable Travel, they sacrifice travel agency commission so that the customer can make a free five percent donation to their choice of registered charity through their dedicated JustGiving website. Charitable Travel pride themselves in offering travel expertise, a wide choice of holiday options, quality, great value and a unique way of creating travel-for-good for their customers as a true not-for-private-profit social enterprise. https://charitable.travel/
The lovely team at Charitable Travel, headed up by Founder, Melissa Tilling, have welcomed Rafiki Thabo Foundation and our great cause into their charity portfolio! This means, dear supporters, that if you book your holiday with Charitable Travel, you will be able to donate 5% of the holiday price to Rafiki Thabo – at no additional cost to you! How amazing is that!
The cynics among us could be forgiven for thinking that the holiday prices are simply inflated to take the donation into account… NOT the case! You will not pay more for the same holiday via Charitable Travel than any other travel agent – and to top that, they have amazing weekly special offers that Rafiki Thabo will post on social media for the early attention of our supporters! Melissa explains: “We’re a social enterprise and registered as such with the UK Government. Being a social enterprise means we can’t pay our shareholders or owners any bonuses or dividends. Any profit that we make needs to be either re-invested in the company to grow or donated to an approved charity. We’re able to keep our prices competitive because of this aspect, we don’t want to accumulate profit for ourselves, we want to accumulate donations for charity. We cover the cost of the donation by sacrificing the travel agent’s commission paid by the tour operator.”