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Not-For-Profit Travel Agency

Travel With A Cause next time you travel!

About Us

Travel with a Cause, the not-for-profit agency in Hobart, Tasmania making a difference through travel.

Our mission is to save the environment by promoting sustainable tourism practices.

Since 2006 Travel With A Cause (TWAC), the not-for-profit charitable travel agency located in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania. It dedicates itself in providing personalised sustainable tours of this beautiful island which it has been doing for the past two decades.

TWAC's charitable work includes some of the following highlights:
- Saving thousands of acres of reef, river and rainforest in Fiji from logging and got 4 thousand hectares included in the Reduction of Emissions scheme;
- Donated used Education Dpt computers destined for the rubbish tip have been received in schools in developing countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe,Uganda.South Africa and many more.


Purchased mosquito nets and Lifestraws given to our clients travelling to developing countries to keep them safe whilst there and continued support of many organisations.

Creating volunteer tours that promote sustainable tourism by planting trees, cleaning beaches, protecting endangered species and our environment. 

 

Our latest project is being honored to be a partner with UNESCO and National Geographic as the only Australian representative amongst 30 organizations worldwide in delivering storytelling modules on the future of our planets climate wildlife and addressing issues post Covid 19 with constructivevisions.org. This aims to educate the young generation towards a more sustainable future. 

Travel with a Cause is a fully accredited international and domestic travel agency. We are also a destination management company (DMC) also known as a professional service company, we provide and possess extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.

Founding director Jane Bendall has been in travel her entire career. Starting with Ansett Holidays in 1981, Jane continued working for Qantas and Thomas Cook before becoming a locum for agencies around Hobart in Tasmania. In 1995 she decided to embark on her own agency and because of her knowledge called it "Know How". Later calling the website Australian Discount Travel & Tours which was the first online travel site in Australia that provided online booking. In 2006 Travel with a Cause was set up to pour profits into third world countries.

Up to the present day Travel with a Cause continues its philanthropic policy of buying mosquito netsandlifestraws to send with people travelling to developing countries to keep them safe whilst there, and for the traveller to leave behind as a legacy. 

Volunteer travel is also an integral part of the business, with people gettingahands on experience of giving back and making a difference. There are hundreds of different programs available; from helping out in orphanages, to teaching children, to animal conservation.

We have a desire to provide exceptional travel and online travel services, no matter what the requirements. You can make a difference to our cause by booking your travel with us. We book domestic travel including discounted rates on the Spirit of Tasmania, and exclusive Tasmanian packages and experiences. Of course, you can book your overseas travel with us as well.

In 2006 Travel with a Cause was set up due to a series of events.  Jane was on a familiarisation with the Fiji Tourist Board when on Matangi Island (which is a 2-hour plane journey from Nadi, half an hour 4WD to a beach launch and then another half hour by high power speedboat). Whilst waiting on the beach to return with all the agents she noticed a number of dinghies heading for the opposite beach and enquired what they were doing. She was advised the school had been decimated by a cyclone and that the boats were dinghies of children going to school. The Fiji government had only sent one bag of cement and had to study in the central open-air bure.

 

On return to Australia Jane wanted to send books to the resort to send to the children but was advised that there was no mail service and a container only went ever 2-3 years. Dismay soon turned to joy when another invite arrived miraculously with Matangai Island as day 10 on the itinerary. By the time Jane arrived with the books the rest of the travel agents with her were keen to come to the island to give the books. The headmaster of the school told Jane that she would be back to see the school built. Jane laughed and said if he knew how much of a miracle it had been able to return! However, on returning to Nadi Jane won the prize for the best seller of Fiji and was given a prize to nominate anywhere she wanted to stay for a week including airfares. She got to see the school built and the tour for the guests to visit the island once a week and a donation book meant funds were flowing for the school!

 

In the meantime, Richard Parker GM of Australian Discount Travel & Tours was travelling to Zambia. He was taken back to a tree he had sat under in Livingston some 50 years prior and knew that in some way he should be able to make a difference It was inevitable that Richard & Jane set up Travel with a Cause. Since the inception, the agency has been able to make a difference. Travel with a Cause has saved a Reef and Rain-forest in Fiji and sent computers to Zambia.

Stemming from a contact in Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, contact with the landowner resulted in being able to save 4000 hectares of reef and rain-forest (about 50 miles as the crow flies from Matangi Island) from Chinese Loggers and get included under the reduction of emissions scheme. The Education Department of Tasmania donated old computers to our project of Women In Need and VET scheme in Zambia.

The day to day running of a normal Travel operation is enhanced by our support of many projects and with our DGR status you too can assist to support their worthy causes

THE STORY BEHIND

TRAVEL WITH A CAUSE

Travel with a Cause is a fully accredited international and domestic travel agency. We are also a destination management company (DMC) also known as a professional service company, we provide and possess extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.

Founding director Jane Bendall has been in travel her entire career. Starting with Ansett Holidays in 1981, Jane continued working for Qantas and Thomas Cook before becoming a locum for agencies around Hobart in Tasmania. In 1995 she decided to embark on her own agency and because of her knowledge called it "Know How". Later calling the website Australian Discount Travel & Tours which was the first online travel site in Australia that provided online booking. In 2006 Travel with a Cause was set up to pour profits into third world countries.

Up to the present day Travel with a Cause continues its philanthropic policy of buying mosquito netsandlifestraws to send with people travelling to developing countries to keep them safe whilst there, and for the traveller to leave behind as a legacy. 

Volunteer travel is also an integral part of the business, with people gettingahands on experience of giving back and making a difference. There are hundreds of different programs available; from helping out in orphanages, to teaching children, to animal conservation.

We have a desire to provide exceptional travel and online travel services, no matter what the requirements. You can make a difference to our cause by booking your travel with us. We book domestic travel including discounted rates on the Spirit of Tasmania, and exclusive Tasmanian packages and experiences. Of course, you can book your overseas travel with us as well