Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Combining WMF’s passion for place and exclusive access to heritage sites around the world with the experiential travel and cultural immersion for which B&R has long been known, the two organizations will offer a set of trips to WMF supporters that feature behind-the-scenes tours and insider access to some of the world’s most treasured sites, including China’s Forbidden City, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Rome’s Palazzo Farnese.
“With a motto like ‘Slow down to see the world,’ we’ve genuinely believed in and practiced the virtues of responsible and sustainable tourism for decades,” says B&R President Norman Howe. “We believe in going in deep and off the beaten path to reveal a destination’s true character and send our travellers home enlightened, so the partnership with WMF was a natural fit.”
Partnering with WMF extends a trend toward philanthropic travel that B&R began years ago in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund in Cuba, helping connect major donors with the work of non-profit agencies on the ground. The trend has since evolved into the company’s own B&R Fund, which has built 50 homes for impoverished families in Myanmar (Burma).
Designed for WMF supporters to celebrate WMF’s 50th anniversary, the trips will run between 2014 and 2017, kicking off with a seven-day trip to England in 2014 that will include a private visit and special event at Stowe House along with three nights in London.
Butterfield & Robinson—the world’s premier active travel company—designs incredible journeys to the world’s most amazing places. Crafted from the finest ingredients (exceptional lodgings, incomparable access, stellar wines and food, experienced guides and more than a few secrets), B&R trips combine adventure with unparalleled cultural immersion in the world’s greatest destinations.