The trend for many travellers to eschew indulgence for voluntourism is on the increase – like trekking in Nepal and building houses for indigenous communities in Mexico, to helping out at an Elephant Nature Park in Thailand – according to Good2Go Travel Insurance.
”We’ve seen a huge rise in Voluntourism, as our levels of cover are designed for the off-beat traveller and those daring to make a difference in hard conditions,” says Elliott Pringle, Direct to Consumer Manager at Good2Go Travel Insurance but, he cautions, altruistic travellers should also beware of scams disguised as succour.
“It’s important to do your research and focus on travel companies that partner with reputable charities.”
Good2Go Travel Insurance has recently partnered with Inspired Adventures and UN Women National Committee Australia, who are providing the opportunity for travellers to access volunteering experiences safely, including “Trek For Rights”, a 13 day trek through the beautiful Himalayas and into communities as they rebuild their lives after the devastating April 2015 earthquakes. Travellers raise vital funds for UN Women to help continue empower Nepalese women and girls.
Good2Go Travel Insurance employee, Shannen, joined the “Trek for Rights” and her journey can be followed via @good2goaustralia