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HICKORY & Tourism Cares

TourismCares.pngHickory Global Partners and Tourism Cares, leaders in and important contributors to the travel industry, team up to help enrich and preserve the travel experience for future generations.

HICKORY sponsorship of and hands-on Staff participation in Tourism Cares volunteer program events:

  • May 29-30, 2014 - Virginia Key/Miami: Miami Marine Stadium. 
  • Nov. 13-15, 2014 Los Angeles: Historic gems of San Pedro and the LA waterfront and also Catalina Island, including the SS Lane Victory merchant marine ship.
  • November 2015 - Grand Canyon National Park


Our Mission

We advance the travel industry's social impact to help people and places thrive. 

Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit*, is the charitable community of the travel and tourism industry.  We unite the industry to make a greater impact on shared priorities, and to help each company fulfill its giving goals. Our members include leading travel associations and companies, together helping destinations in need, supporting our workforce, and improving our corporate social responsibility. 

As a community, we:

Work together for maximum impact, focusing industry volunteering and charitable giving on tourism destinations that matter to us all, including after a natural disaster.

Champion excellence in giving by travel—sharing, learning and celebrating together so each can be more effective for their causes and communities. 

Leverage the unique power of our industry doing good, including our knowledge and influence with travelers. 

Tell our stories, so that the industry—and the public—knows our passion for stewardship.

Founded by NTA and USTOA in 2003, with representation from ASTA, IATAN and many of the industry’s leading companies and associations, we span and connect the entire industry around giving back.