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Travelocity Web Series Spotlights Voluntourism In Medellin, Colombia

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In Travelocity's newest Let's Roam Colombia with Avianca episode, host Courtney Scott volunteers alongside travelers from six different countries at the Angeles de Medellin community center in the hilltop barrio of Regalo del Dios, a short cable car ride away from Medellin.  Founded by a New York expat, Mark Kaseman, Angeles de Medellin provides education and health care for families displaced from Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia.



View the multimedia assets at: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/61196-travelocity-youtube-web-series/



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In 2006, Travelocity created Travel for Good, the first program of its kind by a major travel company, to offer travelers a way to easily connect with voluntourism organizations. Each quarter Travelocity awards $5,000 grants to travelers who submit YouTube videos explaining why you deserve to go.  Grants are applicable for trips through the leading voluntourism organizations in the world, including: Cross Cultural Solutions, Globe Aware, Earthwatch Institute and American Hiking Society.  Travelocity's latest Travel for Good grant winner, Cinde Dolphin, will be traveling to Tanzania to participate in the Cross Cultural Solutions , a nonprofit program working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad. 

"Travelocity believes that the gift of travel comes with responsibility to leave the destination better than how you found it," explains Scott.  "To uphold that responsibility, it is important that I give back to the destinations I visit. I've been lucky to participate in four voluntourism projects through the Let's Roam series so far, including New York City, Dallas, St. John, and now Colombia." 

Roam along with Courtney and her fellow traveler, the Travelocity Roaming Gnome, on Travelocity's YouTube Channel and at Travelocity.com/LetsRoamColombia.  Join the conversation using the hashtag #LetsRoamColombia.   

To apply for a Travel for Good grant, visit www.travelocity.com/travelforgood.  The next deadline is December 31, 2013.

About Travelocity Travelocity wants to inspire you to  Go & Smell the Roses! Travelocity helps make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler's kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere. Travelocity provides discounts on  Hotels, FlightsVacation PackagesCruises and  Rental Cars. About Travelocity Global  Travelocity Global is one of the world's largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake ( Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; The Travelocity Partner Network; and igougo.com, a leading online travel community. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them.

Contact: Edelman Meredith McKee214.443.7555( meredith.mckee@edelman.com)

SOURCE Travelocity

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