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Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2007/07/12 - Leading meaningful travel provider i-to-i is offering travellers the chance to give back even more with the launch of a new non-profit biking adventure through Cambodia.
The new two week tour will give travellers the opportunity to explore Cambodia’s beautiful countryside and bustling cities by bike, as well as some of its most famed sights such as the temples of Angkor Wat, the infamous Killing Fields and the largest lake in South East Asia, Tonle Sap. Travellers will also explore the local culture and have the opportunity to learn about efforts to protect the environment and develop eco-tourism.
As well as having the opportunity to explore the country and immerse themselves in Cambodian culture, travellers also have the opportunity to make a real impact on development projects around the world, with all profits from the new tour being donated to i-to-i’s charity arm - the i-to-i Foundation.
The i-to-i Foundation, established in 2003 by i-to-i founder Deirdre Bounds, aims to support some of the most disadvantaged projects overseas by providing much needed resources direct to the projects that need them the most. The charity provides resources that will help the projects to move towards self-sufficiency and in the long term, help them stand on their own.
Over the last year the i-to-i Foundation has made significant donations to a number of projects including renovating and refurbishing a medical clinic in Tanzania, constructing a community centre in Brazil and installing 20 toilets at a school in India.
Deirdre Bounds comments: “Many of the projects that we work with are extremely under-resourced but don’t have the structures in place to use direct funding effectively which is where the i-to-i Foundation comes in. Simply dishing out cash is not the answer - it’s about empowering people to control their own futures and providing them with the resources they need to do this. We have huge plans for the Foundation over the coming year and hope that projects and tours like this one will play a big part in giving the Foundation pot a much needed boost so that it can continue making an impact.”
The two week tour costs £1795 including all transfers, guides, accommodation and meals. For more information about this tour or the i-to-i Foundation visit i-to-ifoundation.org or call 0906 218 1055. To find out about other travel options available through i-to-i website.
i-to-i Foundation Registered Charity: 1099482
1. i-to-i is a volunteer travel and TEFL training organisation based in Leeds, UK; Denver, USA; Melbourne, Australia and Co. Waterford, Ireland. Each year it sends around 5,000 volunteers to work on 500 projects in over 30 countries worldwide and trains a further 15,000 people to teach English as a foreign language.
2. i-to-i is a founding member of the Year Out Group, associate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign, member of the Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations and has training accreditation from the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council.