Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Send Your Season’s Greetings From Africa?

Dec. 13, 2006 – For Immediate Release


Denver, CO, November 16, 2006 – Your son has plenty of sweaters and your daughter, no matter what she tells you, might not actually need that new cell phone she has on her holiday wish list.

This year, rock the entire family’s world by giving them the gift they’d never imagine – a view from another part of the globe. Spend the holidays on an i-to-i volunteer adventure.

As the leading provider of meaningful travel, i-to-i helps families, couples, individuals and groups travel to 500 volunteer projects in 23 countries for 1-24 weeks. This year for the holidays why not treat the kids to a trip to work with sea turtles in Costa Rica or lions in South Africa. We bet they’ll remember it longer than the sweater.

i-to-i volunteers work in community development, conservation, teaching, building, media, healthcare and sports coaching projects. These can involve caring for those affected by the AIDS pandemic in South Africa, saving Giant Pandas in China, or clearing 25 miles of beach after the tsunami.

Also, consider combining overland travel, cultural and ecological tourism, and volunteer work on an i-to-i meaningful tour. Trips include an eco-experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, a taste of the Caribbean in the Dominican Republic, and train tours in China and India.

“Give the gift of travel this holiday season,” suggests Alexia Nestora of i-to-i North America. “With such a wide variety of volunteer projects, i-to-i offers a world of one-of-a-kind travel opportunities for people interested in truly making a difference in the lives of others while on their vacation.”

i-to-i gift certificates are the ideal present for anyone on your shopping list who has been bitten by the travel bug.

Consider it holiday shopping made easy. The hardest part is choosing where to go.

To get involved, visit www.meaningfultravel.com or call 1-800-985-5882. Since 1994, i-to-i, with offices in the US, as well as the UK, Ireland and Australia, has been the award-winning leader in volunteer adventures and TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) training. Each year, i-to-i sends approximately 5,000 volunteers to 500 projects in 23 countries and helps 15,000 people gain the certification necessary to teach English overseas. i-to-i volunteers contributed approximately one million hours of service last year.

For more information, please contact Amy Kaplan, i-to-i Public Relations Manager at (303) 991-5414 or amy.kaplan@i-to-i.com. Photos available upon request.

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