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Tourism Cares Sets a Vision to Unite and Inspire

Tourism Cares Sets a Vision to Unite and Inspire

The travel industry’s nonprofit rebrands, expands membership options and shares its vision for sustainability in the post-pandemic world

Norwood, MA – May 18, 2021 – As travel begins its recovery from the global pandemic, Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, unveiled a new vision to a more sustainable and thriving future to better support the evolving needs of the people and places of travel.


Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, Tourism Cares has united the travel industry and mobilized it to create needed change. As a result, the organization has furthered not only sustainability goals, but direct economic benefits for communities around the world.


To reflect its refreshed organizational approach to meet travel’s new sustainability challenges, it collaborated in a rebranding initiative and developed a new logo to complement its renewed positioning.


In its role as a catalyst for cross-sector cooperation within the travel industry, Tourism Cares expanded its membership categories to allow individual travel professionals to join.


“It’s a powerful new direction”, said Robin Tauck, Chairwoman of Tourism Cares. “We know that a large population of travel professionals are fueled by their passion to work in this industry and by the opportunity to use their work to make a positive change in the world.  By uniting this great industry around sustainability, we deliver on a collective mission for meaningful and responsible action by corporations, foundations, businesses, and individuals. We welcome all to join us.”


Travel professionals can join Tourism Cares by making an annual $99 USD donation, which provides access to education platforms, professional development, consulting, and registration to Tourism Cares signature programs. More information is at


Tourism Cares CEO Greg Takehara said the organization’s focus on sustainability has expanded from assembling volunteer opportunities domestically to include models for global involvement and investment in social and environmental impact organizations. “As a result, we launch and participate in initiatives that support meaningful and responsible practices while also providing direct economic benefits, through tourism, for local communities around the world. In addition to fostering collaboration, we provide tools and resources that are creating the foundation for new models of tourism.”


“Our legacy has evolved to create positive social, environmental, and economic impact for the people and places of travel,” he said. “Our updated branding reflects a refreshed vision for the future and a renewed and strengthened commitment to come together as a global community.”


For more information on Tourism Cares initiatives and projects, visit



About Tourism Cares

For two decades, Tourism Cares, a 501c3 USA-based non-profit, has been trusted to unite and mobilize the tourism industry to create change for good. What began with relief and revitalization volunteer efforts, largely in the United States, has grown into global involvement and investment in social and environmental impact organizations that provide real and sustainable change, as well as direct economic benefits, for communities around the world.

Discover more about us at and @TourismCares.