The Timeshare Authority Blog Applauds The Institute of Travel & Tourism

Happy Holidays from Sell My Timeshare NOW!With many of us preparing to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, it seems the right time for both thoughtful reflections and the sharing of accolades. Look for all of the posts this week on The Timeshare Authority blog to acknowledge those who are stepping up, going the extra mile and spreading goodwill and good deeds.(For more good news stories from the timeshare industry, see: Wyndham Hotel and Wyndham Timeshare Support the Spirit of the Season through Facebook Campaign)

Since 2005, The Institute of Travel & Tourism has been a supporter of the non-profit association, “Just a Drop.” The charity was launched some 12 years ago during the World Travel Market, global event for the Travel Industry and works to create awareness and solutions for the millions of people worldwide who do not have safe drinking water.

Along with supporters from many other industries, the global travel and tourism industry continues to be a strong benefactor of Just a Drop. This year, through The Institute of Travel & Tourism’s Late Night Bar raffle and Gala Dinner auction during the Benidorm conference, money was raised to construct two safe water wells in Niger. These wells will help ensure the traditional way of life for the nomadic Tuareg tribe, the principle inhabitants of the interior Sahara Desert.

Also during this year’s Institute of Travel and Tourism Conference, Thomas Cook and TUI Travel signed a three-year partnership with the charity pledging to donate £150,000 over the next three years to Just a Drop’s water sanitation and sustainable water projects.

What You May Not Know about Water in the World Today

Sometime in the upcoming days, you will likely find yourself choosing whether you prefer to drink holiday eggnog, a good wine, a sparkling party drink, or even just choosing from a selection of sodas and bottled water. Here are a few thoughts of significance:

Travel and tourism industry supporting Just a DropAt this moment, over a billion people in the world do not have safe, clean water to drink.

Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-borne disease carried by unsafe drinking water.

Nearly 3 million people die from diseases every year because of unsafe water.

To find out more about Just a Drop, go to: Just a Drop has undertaken more than 65 water aid projects while helping over 1 million children and their families in nearly 30 countries around the world.