Tourism Cares is a non-profit organization supported by the travel industry with a mission to preserve the travel experience for future generations.


Tourism Cares achieves its mission in three ways:

  • By providing  scholarships to students studying travel, tourism and hospitality in the United States and Canada
  • By awarding grants to natural, cultural and historic sites around the world
  • And by hosting volunteer give back programs at sites in need of care 


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Tourism Cares preserves the travel experience for the benefit of tomorrow's travelers.

We do it in three ways:

  • We help to save sites that are important to travelers by giving financial assistance to tourism-related natural, cultural and historic sites around the world.
  • We help to educate those who will be the future workforce of the largest industry in the world – travel. We do this by giving scholarships to those who are studying travel and tourism, we mentor those who wish to learn to be the best, we foster internships so that those interested in the travel and tourism industry can learn hands-on. We also educate the traveling public on how to become more responsible travelers.
  • We bring the tourism community together to volunteer and help clean up and restore important historic sites that are in need of care and rejuvenation.


Tourism Cares was formed in 2005 by the merger of the National Tourism Foundation, founded by the National Tour Association in 1982, and the Travelers Conservation Foundation, founded in 1999 by the United States Tour Operators Association.


Tourism Cares, Inc., is an independent non-profit organization which serves as a travel and tourism industry-wide institution giving back through scholarships and other programs for tourism students, grants to cultural sites worldwide and volunteer restoration events to give back to sites in need of care and rejuvenation.

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