SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: OUR 12 GOALS
Our commitments to respect the environment, the people and to promote responsible tourism in the Philippines.
The scholarships of Tropical Experience
Starting 2017, we created a fundraising campaign to support economically disadvantaged students in the Tondo area of Manila, in a neighbourhood commonly known as "Smokey Mountain".
During the years, we re-adapted this campaign by making ourselves the main donors with the project "1 Traveller = 1 Donation": for each single traveller that booked a trip with Tropical Experience, we added 5€ to a special fund to give one or more scholarships once the needed amount would be collected.
Since then, this has been a fundamental activities to contribute to the development of the Philippines: we strongly believe in education as the best fastor of growth and development for individuals and their communities.
At the same time, we received funds from other people that desired to participate. Clicking on the pages linked below, you can find the annual recaps of each project and read the accounting and reporting documents, provided together with copies of official receipts testifying our payments.
SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED SINCE 2017:
1 TRAVELLER = 1 DONATION TO A STUDENT (2023) - CURRENTLY ONGOING
Also in 2023, for each traveller that will book a tour with Tropical Experience we will pledge 5€ to our special fund to support the students of Tondo, Manila.
1 TRAVELLER = 1 DONATION TO A STUDENT + DONATIONS (2021-2022) - COMPLETED...x 4!
Despite the closure of tourism during the pandemic, thanks to several donations and our own contribution, we were able once more to fund the annual school expenses for not just 1 but 4 disadvantaged students!
1 TRAVELLER = 1 DONATION TO A STUDENT (2020) - COMPLETED...x 4!
Through several donations and our own contribution, thanks for the support of our followers and clients and to a special anonymous donor, we were able to fund the annual school expenses for not just 1 but 4 disadvantaged students!
1 TRAVELLER = 1 DONATION TO A STUDENT (2019) - COMPLETED
For each traveller who booked with Tropical Experience between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020, 5 € has been put into a fund for the school expenses of economically disadvantaged students.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR A COLLEGE STUDENT (FUNDRASING 2018) - COMPLETED
Our campaign to provide the annual tuition fee and other school expenses for a college student of Tondo (Manila).
SCHOLARSHIP FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT (FUNDRAISING 2017) - COMPLETED
Also thanks our clients' donations, we were able to pay 1 year of school tuition fees and expenses for an elementary student of Tondo (Manila).