DEC 29, 2016

With the holiday season upon us, many people start to think of ways they can give back and help others over the coming weeks and year. Vacations with a purpose continue to be on the rise with travellers to Jamaica, as many people want to lend a hand to a local project while enjoying their vacation.

Many visitors, particularly groups and weddings, also want to donate to a local charity as part of their stay.

“Volunteer vacations give travellers the opportunity to connect with Jamaicans in a very real way,” said Philip Rose, regional director for the Jamaica Tourist Board in Canada. “We’ve seen a noticeable increase in requests from Canadian visitors and groups looking for volunteer opportunities on the island as word continues to spread that this is a great way to experience the destination.”