33rd annual GOODWILL TOUR to Colombia and Malta is nearing – lead by long time Union, NJ resident, Roxan Chen!
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!
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 who thoroughly enjoy a unique special feature mixed in with the travel arrangements - the unique 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 quality travel experiences. 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 tourism, 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.
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 in destinations such as, 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, Lima, Edinburgh, Dubai, Capetown, to name a small few of the destinations they have ventured to over the years.
Where would you like to visit?
"In this time where there is some global uncertainty, American travelers are genuinely eager to connect with 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 and offers experience in professionally and efficiently paving the way for travelers to enjoy a hassle-free time abroad.
People interested in an expertly organized, enriching vacation with fascinating sights, camaraderie, as well as the opportunity to do well needed goodwill - join the fun and sign on! There are a few spaces open on both destination – the more participants, the merrier!
The Santa Goodwill Tour concept is an excellent portrayal of the best in American culture. “The recipients of our visits in the respective destinations 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–and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful feedback from passengers, many of which have participated year after year. We’re eager to continue this tradition of travel mixed with the enriching opportunity to reach out to those in need. |”And I can’t wait to announce where we are going to in the future!”, adds Chen.
For additional information, or to sign on contact: InConTra, Inc,. 1 800 338 7673 or see www.incontra.com where detailed applications can be found.
We are pleased to extend a modest honorarium to TAP readers: Save $25 per passenger when signing up for either of 2017 destinations by September 8, 2017.
InConTra, Inc. 2023 Vauxhall Road Union, NJ 07083
Contact: Roxan Chen 908 451 8110