The Exodus Travels Foundation

The Exodus Travels Foundation 

The Exodus Travels Foundation was established in 2019 to build upon decades of Exodus Travels' support for community-based social impact and conservation projects across the world. The Foundation enables us to extend our vision of harnessing the positive power of travel for the people and places we visit.

Thanks to the generosity of our clients and partners, and the breadth and commitment of our global networks, we are able to support a number of transformative community empowerement and conservation projects across our global destinations.

O U R   M I S S I O N

To improve life in hard-to-reach places.

O U R   F O C U S

  1. Community empowerment, particularly the increase of employment and income generation opportunities through tourism for disadvantaged, underrepresented and hard-to-reach communities.
  2. Conservation, particularly the engagement of destination communities in protection and recovery of wildlife and ecosystems, and the reduction of human/wildlife conflict.
  3. Disaster relief, across our destinations.

O U R   I M P A C T

Read our Impact Report 2020, here.

COVID-19 Community Response

The Exodus Travels Foundation has set up the Community Kickstart Project to help our destinations recover and rebuild. Read more and donate here.

We are also currently supporting emergency relief for communities across India and Nepal (donate here) and Zambia (donate here).

Our Projects

O U R   T R U S T E E S 

Peter Burrell (Chair) – Until retiring from the role of Managing Director at Exodus Travels in early 2018, Peter spent decades actively involved in adventure travel all over the world. His passion for the places he worked in led him to get involved in numerous projects aimed at improving the lives of people living in the areas tourists visit. Not least in Nepal where a local school has been named in his honour in recognition of all the work he has done there, particularly following the catastrophic 2015 earthquake. 

Richard Isaacs (Treasurer) – An experienced Finance Director and travel industry professional, having worked with such notable brands as Kuoni and TUI Travel before joining Exodus, Richard has a passion for travel, development, and sustainability. He is an active member in his local community (including auditing the accounts for the local primary school) and a keen cyclist. 

Crista Cullen – Olympic Gold Medalist Hockey player, adventurer and conservationist, Crista is determined to change the world for the better. She already sits on the board of several organisations and has set up her own charity, Tofauti Foundation, empowering communities and supporting conservation across Africa. Crista brings to the board of Trustees her breadth of experience and her passion for conservation and development.

The Exodus Travels Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1182265). 100% of your donation will go to our work on the ground. Donations can be made from any country, though are eligible for a tax deduction in the UK only.

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“My culture means everything to me, but there’s one thing in my culture that I need to change”,

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