32nd GOODWILL TOUR to Colombia and Malta is awaiting – lead by long time Union resident!

Do yourselves a world of good while doing goodwill for the world, as experienced on a Santa Goodwill Tour!

Scores of American travelers from all over the US are eagerly counting the days until they embark on yet another Goodwill Tour of a lifetime – this time to Bogota, Colombia as well as Malta.  This exciting vacation (with a goodwill feature) is set for November 2017!

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This past holiday season (2016) nearly 100 Americans visited Peru and Ethiopia on a mission of goodwill.  These ‘Santa's helpers’, organized by InConTra, Inc. (International Concepts and Travel) are simply international travel enthusiasts enjoying the added special feature - the opportunity to travel in style and do some well-needed goodwill while abroad.

While open to any adventurous traveler, the majority of the enthusiastic passengers are of the organization, Pioneers which is the largest industry related volunteer organization in the world, members of Kiwanis International plus additional organization members as well as the Chatooga Foundation, members–a Georgia based Special Olympics focused group – as well as fun-loving, adventurous, kind people that clearly enjoy a quality travel experience from any and all walks of life.     Together with friends and family, they travel bearing small gifts, such as candies, postcards, homemade crafts, and share the festive holiday spirit and even songs with their welcoming audiences.   While the majority of the travelers are from these organizations, the trips are open to anyone who enjoys a well-organized trip combined with the best feature – the opportunity to spread some goodwill in the destinations they visit.  The interpersonal connections that are naturally evoked with these trips create bonds and memories that last a lifetime.   This tour even recently visited Cuba, thoroughly enjoying the change with relations between the US and Cuba.

These adventurous travelers share a common thread:   the enthusiasm of travel, plus the enjoyment of demonstrating the American concept of volunteerism and the spreading of goodwill to the rest of the world.  InConTra, Inc. has been organizing these popular Santa Goodwill Tours since 1985, and some of the same passengers have been on board since the early inception!  What was going to be a one-time event has turned into a celebrated, annual tradition.   The first year, 500 participants visited Tokyo, Japan – many of which returned back home exhilarated, requesting to repeat the experience (in other fascinating destinations) the very next year, perpetuating these tours into a once-a-year tradition on which so many continue to participate and enjoy.    What was to be once in a lifetime has now turned into at least once a year!

Since that first goodwill travel event the travelers have made these very reasonably priced affordable tours part of their annual tradition and have appeared as Santa for the goodwill portion of their tour on a Yangtze River Cruise, and in Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Sydney, Melbourne, Accra, Auckland, Rio de Janiero, Santiago, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cairo, Athens, Prague, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg, London, Edinburgh, Dubai, Capetown, to name a small few of the destinations they have ventured to over the years.  

"In this time where there is some global uncertainty, American travelers are genuinely eager to show their best face to other citizens of the world" says long-time Union, NJ resident, Roxan Chen, manager of InConTra, Inc.  "What better way to accomplish this than to embark on a well planned, enriching travel experience with the added feature of playing Santa – the ultimate icon of festivity and goodwill!"  Ms. Chen has lent an experienced hand in the coordination of these tours since 1991 and often travels with the groups seeing to it that all details are in place.  That she has personally visited 43+ countries fosters her enthusiasm of these event and offers experience in professionally and efficiently paving the way for travelers to enjoy a hassle-free time abroad.  

People interested in a restful, expertly organized getaway or an adventurous, enriching vacation, friendly people and fascinating sights, as well as the opportunity to do well needed goodwill -  join the fun and sign on!

The Santa Goodwill Tour concept is an excellent portrayal of the best in American culture and has sometimes generated a notable amount of publicity in the various venues.  Organizations and individual travelers have expressed that the occasional publicity (newspaper features, news programs, radio shows, etc.) is an exciting bonus for doing what comes naturally to them.  

“The recipients of our visits seem to be deeply touched by more than the small gifts we bring to them – it appears that it is the presence of us travelers that they so relish–I’ve heard nothing but wonderful feedback from passengers, many of which have participated year after year - as well as recipients of our visits, and am eager to continue this adventurous, exciting tradition of travel mixed with goodwill  -  And I can’t wait to announce where we are going to in the future!”, adds Chen.     (Where might you like to visit?) 

For additional information or to sign on contact:  InConTra, Inc.   1 800 338 7673 or see   www.incontra.com

InConTra, Inc.   2023 Vauxhall Road   Union, NJ  07083

Contact:   Roxan Chen     908 451 8110