The travel advisor community continued to focus on philanthropy during this week’s Elite Emerald trip from Apple Leisure Group Vacations (ALGV).
About 20 of the trip advisors took the Amstar bus to the community of El Porvenir, a neighborhood with many low-income families a short drive from the Cancun airport.
ALGV advisors and staff have come forward to help plant an organic garden that will provide affordable food for families year-round. Counselors also brought with them school supplies that were collected by ALGV from all counselors who participated in this week’s Elite Emerald Trip, including pencils, crayons, paper, and more.
The excursion is part of ALGV’s ongoing outreach to local communities, which also includes delivering vendors to 2nd Mile Missions, a charity based in the Dominican Republic during the 2021 awards trip to Punta Cana.
“Giving back to the communities in which we operate is a core value for Apple Leisure Group,” said Scott Wiseman, senior vice president of ALG Vacations, who attended the event this week.
“We make the Agents Give Back program a priority for all of our in-destination events, and are grateful for the generosity of our travel advisors.”
Photo: Daniel McCarthy