Disadvantaged children are set to benefit from artwork commissioned in Exodus Travels’ new brochure collection.
The tour operator’s 2019-2020 set of four brochures, which offer a raft of new experiences, feature cover designs created by celebrated Bosnian and Herzegovinian artist Martina Crepulia, who uses her work to encourage and support children through art.
In total the brochures, which are themed in the operator’s four key travel styles: adventure, culture and wildlife; cycling; walking and trekking; and self-guided adventures, feature more than 600 tours to 100 countries.
Crepulja is donating one third of her fee for the artwork to Exodus’ Inspiration Project, which helps disadvantaged youngsters globally go on trips within their homelands.
Exodus responsible tourism manager Tom Harari said: “We wanted to ensure a portion of the money spent on creating these brochures goes back into the communities we visit – where it can influence real, positive social exchanges.”
He added: “We are proud to be working with Martina and are truly thankful she has decided to support children around the world through our Inspiration Project. We look forward to making a positive change to people’s lives through the work of the project over the coming years.”
The brochures are designed around an inspirational, “make believe” theme drawn from Exodus destinations such as Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, and Nepal’s Gokyo Lakes.
Crepulja said: “Kids from challenging backgrounds need to understand that opportunities do exist for them. And the opportunities that Inspiration Project provides – a greater knowledge of their own country and culture – can help shape them.”
New trips featured in the brochures include Egypt: Alexandria to Aswan, cycling adventures such as Cycle Chile and Argentina: Atacama to Salta; trekking trips into Japan’s Kumano Kodo; searching for brown bears in Wild Finland and self-guided tours such as A Taste of Tuscany.
They all support the operator’s commitment to responsible tourism.