ACTA is proud to endorse the following causes and wish them great success. With your support we can help build awareness for a great cause and the people who pioneer them.

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders


Help the tourism industry and Beyond Borders stop child sex tourism. Report suspicion to cybertip.ca

CANDI - Cats and Dogs International

To save the lives of stray cats and dogs in Mexico and the Caribbean through spay, neuter, adoption and educational programs, supported and funded by the tourism industry, travelers and pet lovers. Visit http://www.candiinternational.org for more

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Hope Air

Hope Air

Hope Air was founded in 1986 to get low-income Canadians to specialized medical care that is only available in Canada’s larger urban centres. Since then, Hope Air has expanded to arrange free flights for people of all ages, with all illnesses, from all across Canada. Hope Air has provided almost 70,000 flights in its history and continues to grow. Hope Air operates three different flight programs: the Commercial Airline Donation Program, with flights provided by many of Canada’s national and regional air carriers; the Volunteer Pilot Program, with private pilots contributing their skills and aircraft; and the Flight Purchase Program, which uses donated funds to purchase airline seats. Currently, 87 per cent of all revenue and in-kind donations are directly applied to Hope Air flight programs. We always work hard to keep administration costs low and our goal is to provide 90 per cent of all donations to the Hope Air Mission of Getting Canadians To Getting Better! Please visit www.hopeair.ca to learn more.

Mission: To preserve and enhance the travel experience for future generations. 

Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the charitable arm of the travel and tourism industry.  Tourism Cares unites the industry in three initiatives where, in addition to individual company efforts, we can make a greater difference by working together.


ACTA is proud to be an Association Partner to Tourism Cares! ACTA invites our members to earn their GOOD TRAVELS ADVISOR certificate by completing the online course consisting  of 6 chapters complete with multimedia and videos from global leaders in travel such as the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization.

Why become a Good Travel Advisor specialist? You will receive:

  • New knowledge for deepening client relationships — and attracting new ones
  • Tips and tools for you to use and to hand to clients
  • One year of continuing education and support
  • Tourism Cares promotion of advisors with consumers
  • 2 CTC continuing education units
  • Cost: $22 (USD) – ACTA Members receive a $5 (USD) discount – please enter  ‘ACTA’ promo code on your registration

Course Description: The course covers the basics of advising travelers on good giving and volunteering. Some of what you’ll learn includes how to help clients find their cause and give back to the places they love; tips for choosing a volunteer service trip; guidance on orphanage tourism; donating effectively after a disaster; and marketing tactics for engaging current clients and driving sales.

Click here to become a Good Travels Advisor today – it’s inspiring and good for business, good for destination communities and good for you!