SOUTHEAST USA TRAVEL AGENTS – PACK FOR A PURPOSE; Agents touring the Bucuti & Tara generously bring five backpacks of supplies for Imeldahof

The Aruba Tourism Authority organized a familiarization visit for high producing agents following their Aruba Certified Travel Agents certification from the Southeastern region of the USA. Their five-day visit enhances their ability to promote and sell Aruba for their clients. Invited for dinner at Elements at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort as part of their educational program in Aruba, staff, and management were delighted to receive five backpacks filled with supplies and gifts for the Pack for a Purpose program, benefiting Children’s home Imeldahof.

Pack For A Purpose is an international organization whose mission is to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.

The Pack for a Purpose organization started with a former teacher and her visit to Africa. Rebecca Rothney saw the need for support of local school children in schools and returned on her next visit with a suitcase filled with supplies. Since 2010, the organization has taken over 141,103 kilos of supplies to children in need in over 60 countries.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose since August 2015 and averages 423 kilos of donated items annually, brought by guests and in this case, visiting travel agents in their suitcases.

“Our hearts are full of gratitude for the generosity of these visiting agents for their contribution to the Pack for a Purpose program. At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, we are merely facilitators of this great initiative”, says Crescenzia Biemans, local PR manager of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “Our guests and these visiting agents deserve all the credit with their funding of all the supplies and gifts to the Children of Imeldahof”.