DiscoverTheIslands.com has a radically different business model than other travel websites which spend 50-60% of revenues on advertising, copywriters, other related costs such as operating call centers, and executive compensation. Instead, we rely mainly on word-of-mouth advertising and pay back to non-profit organizations, environmental organizations and community groups a large proportion of after-tax company profits.
DiscoverTheIslands.com provides an objective and extensive portal of travel information that you can consult first for leisure trip ideas anywhere in the world. Use us also for planning business or group travel. Book your travel through our travel partners and help make the world a better place at the same time.
We've joined with key travel and related firms that have excellent e-commerce infrastructures including vast selections, superb prices, secure servers, 24/7 customer support, and a commitment to corporate responsibility. We hope you'll book with them and this is how we derive revenues. All we ask is that you connect to these businesses in the future through our website otherwise we don't get credit for your purchases; this means only one extra click of your mouse. It's easy to change the world when you make the right clicks. Bookmark us and watch for the palm tree in your list of other bookmarks. Try our travel partners, such as Orbitz ,Hostelworld and Cheap Tickets for more travel products and better prices presented in an easy-to-use, interactive display.
So, we're not a hotel, cruiseline or tour company but we connect you to the best travel suppliers in the industry.
At DiscoverTheIslands.com we see an island as a metaphor for planet earth. Our concept of travel and tourism is unique among travel organizations. It is to enlighten consumers to the possibilities of a better world - perhaps Utopia, where society's welfare ranks higher than corporate profits. We encourage travelers to discover that islands are gems of the seas™ and so they should be treated as precious resources. We seek to make travelers aware of the special vulnerability of the plants, animals, and indigenous cultures of islands. Likewise, the social fabric of all communities operates in a delicate, synergistic way, similar to that of an island biosystem. Thus, we support your community service endeavors, and events and value them in our pluralistic 21st century society.
DiscoverTheIslands.com believes (political) consumers can really make a difference. We've designed our website around the notion that if we help harness your consumer 'clicking' power as a traveler, you can bring about positive change in the world, creating hope for our environment, & viability for your valued community service endeavors. See our Sponsorship page for more on your power to change the world.
Our Mission Statement & Corporate Objectives are unequaled among travel websites. Through them you'll see how we wish to improve your travel planning experience and protect the fragile planet we live on.
The end result is a consumer who is more environmentally and socially aware and empowered through their travel choices and actions. Travelers will also delight in their online experience researching & booking travel via our Portal to the world, and they'll save time and money while doing so. Thus, everyone benefits. Join us in the click to change the world campaign. All this requires of you is one extra click of your mouse. The power to make positive changes in the world literally rests in your hands and the clicks of your mouse.
Mission to Foster Social Betterment
- Provide inexpensive, extensive & innovative travel opportunities to specialized niches of travelers while empowering them to bring about positive change in the environment & communities.
- Allocate at least 60% of after tax profits to:
- Help preserve the fragile ecosystems of island destinations -- offsetting the climate footprint of your travel through us.
- Support community service endeavors, festivals, student events, exhibits, performing arts and other worthy organizational causes that collaborate with us in sponsorships.
Vision Statement - Empower and enable travelers by showing how it's easy to change the world when you make the right clicks.
Our Values - innovation, collaboration, networking with key stakeholders, giving back to communities.
Goals - development of an intelligent travel blog so you could easily read in one blog what others have done and experienced while traveling the world.
Join us in the click to change the world campaign. All this requires of you is one extra click of your mouse. The power to make positive changes in the world literally rests in your hands and the clicks of your mouse.
Book through us and we'll support your community endeavors through sponsorships. Remember, you need to connect to our travel partners & affiliates through us if you desire to help us.