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July 25, 2019 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions Travel Group, is partnering with Flight Centre on a program to raise $1 million dollars for charity.

The Community Million Dollar Challenge is a unique collaborative initiative designed to harness the collective energy of adventurous travellers looking for a way to give back while they travel.

The Challenge is comprised of 12 iconic adventures, each of which is tailor-made for the Million Dollar Challenge and timed to operate during the optimum time for that challenge.

World Expeditions is offering one challenge a month between January 2020 to December 2021 (24 months) to destinations as diverse as Tasmania, Vietnam and Cambodia, Peru, Nepal, Europe, Africa, China and New Zealand, with each of the 12 adventures chosen for its widespread appeal.

The charities which will benefit from the proceeds include charities as RUOK, Redkite, SolarBuddy, Foodbank and Youngcare.

According to World Expeditions’ CEO, Sue Badyari, the idea behind the Community Million Dollar Challenge was to encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles, to become global citizens and to go deeper during their travel experiences, while raising funds for great causes.

“We know that the power of people to forge change can and does happen,” Ms Badyari said. “Our vision is to provide a platform for travellers to use their collective voice to raise awareness and funds for each of these worthwhile charities.”

“With a maximum of 20 travellers each month for two years and each traveller raising at least $2000, we are on track to raise $1 million dollars for charity,” she said.

Travellers book their trips exclusively at Flight Centre, with World Expeditions managing ground arrangements and Go Fundraise offering advice about fundraising. World Expeditions will donate the first $100 to each participant at the time of registration.

The Million Dollar Challenge adventures are:

January – Tasmania, Australia. Cradle Mountain Challenge

(5 days) RUOK?

Departs 25 January 2020 and 23 January 2021 and costs $2095 per person.

February – Vietnam and Cambodia. Vietnam and Cambodia Cycle Challenge

(7 days) Cambodian Children’s Trust

Departs 23 February 2020 and 21 February, 2021 and costs $2150 per person

March – Peru. Inca Trail Explorer (9 days) Youngcare

Departs 19 March 2020 and 18 March 2021 and costs $2990 per person.

April – Nepal. Annapurna Explorer (10 days) Redkite

Departs 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021 and costs $2590 per person

May – Northern Territory, Australia. Larapinta Challenge

(6 days) Bush Heritage Australia

Departs 15 May 2020 and 14 May 2021 and costs $2995 per person

June – Spain. Spanish Camino Trail (9 days) Foodbank

Departs 4 June 2020 and 7 June 2021 and costs $2950 per person

July – Tanzania Mt Kilimanjaro Climb (8 days) SolarBuddy

Departs 6 July 2020 and 5 July 2021 and costs $3980 per person

August – France, Italy and Switzerland. Mont Blanc Highlights Walk

(7 days) Youngcare

Departs 17 August 2020 and 16 August 2021 and costs $2760 per person

September – Morocco. High Atlas Trek (11 days) RUOK?

Departs 20 September 2020 and 19 September 2021 and costs $2150 per person

October – China Great Wall Trek (8 days) Foodbank

Departs 12 October 2020 and 18 October 2021 and costs $2660 per person

November – Nepal. Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar (17 days) SolarBuddy

Departs 23 November 2020 and 8 November 2021 and costs $3390 per person

December – New Zealand. Otago Rail Trail Cycle (5 days) Kokoda Track Foundation

Departs 15 December 2020 and 14 December 2021 and costs $2290 per person

For more information, call 1300 720 000 or visit www.worldexpeditions.com and to be part of the Million Dollar Challenge, visit a Flight Centre outlet now.

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