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budget travel — By Abbie Mood on June 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm
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Give & Getaway Packages from RockResorts

If you are looking for a way to give back to a community and get to stay at an amazing hotel, RockResorts has created the “Give and Getaway” package just for you!  The Give and Getaway package focuses on resource conservation and preservation, with guests participating in a variety of activities in exchange for a discounted rate at one of the participating hotels in the area.  Previously just for RockResorts properties located in Colorado (Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek), the promotion has been expanded to include hotels in Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, and even in St. Lucia!

Do some good, get something good!

This unique voluntourism experience includes volunteer assignments such as trail restoration, working with sustainable local farmers, forest health and supporting local stream and river ecosystems, with full day, half-day and multi-day projects. Participants receive a discounted lodging rate and value-added amenities to participating hotels, which range from family-style to high end luxury accommodations.  The Colorado resorts also give guests the opportunity to donate $1 per room night to the National Forest Foundation, which funds conservation projects in recreation, wildlife habitat improvement and stream restoration in Colorado’s White River National Forest.

An example of the promotions going on right now:

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa – Santa Fe, New Mexico (map)

The volunteer event will be taking place on July 26, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Guests will work with the Hyde Memorial State Park staff trimming and dropping trees, and removing material that may be blocking the creek flow.  In exchange, guests will recieve:

  • A discounted stay at La Posada from $59 per night (note this does not include any resort fees added onto the room rate)
  • A durable RockResorts hydration backpack
  • Protective work gloves
  • Two complimentary La Posada T-shirts
  • Soothing RockResorts Spa hand lotion
  • The Give and Getaway packages are only offered for certain days, so be sure to check out the RockResorts website for full details and limitations.

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    • Jenni Ingersoll says:

      I love the vacation packages that encourage “giving back”. Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Disney Day offer was so successful that it hit its one million participants within 10 weeks. I hope other venues jump on the band wagon.

    • Abbie says:

      This promotion definitely made me think of the Disney offer – nice to see others doing it, too!

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