You already know travel is a top seller at charity auctions - after all, who doesn't love a vacation?
Travel providers like Winspire make it easy for nonprofits to offer turnkey travel packages in their fundraising events at no risk or upfront cost. With over 140 unique trips in our catalog, it can be tough to know which items best fit your audience - and are most likely to ignite bidding wars.
To help narrow down your options, consider travel trends in 2017.
Where do your donors want to go? What's on their bucket lists? What kinds of travel (group travel, adventure, ecotourism and more) are popular right now?
Today's infographic details the most up-to-date travel information and in-demand destinations of 2017 (like Havana, Cuba, which has skyrocketed a whopping 191% in popularity compared to last year!).
Send Your Donors... to the tropics
As noted in the infographic, a hard-hitting winter has made tropical destinations more popular than ever.
We offer packages to several of the international destinations listed, including these two bestsellers. Think your donors would be interested in relaxing in the white sand, turquoise waters and gorgeous resorts of the Caribbean?
4-Night Stay at the Westin Puntacana in the Dominican Republic with Airfare for 2 (1240-2)
Send Your Donors... to Havana, Cuba
While an ease in regulations have peaked interest in traveling to the island, it can still be tricky to understand the requirements for “individual people-to-people educational trips."
Ensure your donors have a hassle-free trip by partnering with Winspire. Our knowledgable partners and booking agents coordinate every detail of travelers' educational tours and guided visits.
More and more travelers are looking for unique, bucket-list experiences; in fact, 50% of Baby Boomers want to dine and tour with a local resident on their trip. This trip allows donors to immerse themselves in the local culture while still allowing time for individual exploration.
To offer a bucket-list trip to Havana in your auction with no upfront cost, simply click below to view details, then add this trip to your Suitcase.
It takes just minutes to reserve and costs your organization nothing unless it sells at your event for the minimum profitable price you set.
Limited Time: Send Your Donors... to luxury hotels around the world!
On Tuesday, we introduced a brand-new opportunity called the Winspire Hotel Giveback. In a nutshell, nonprofits - for a limited time - can offer deeply discounted hotel stays to donors and receive 30% of the final booking.
Here are just a few standout properties we're offering at destinations topping travel recommendation lists in 2017.
Retail rate: $403/nightOur rate: $202/night
Royal Park Hotel
Retail rate: $329/nightOur rate: $165/night
NH Collection Roma Palazzo
Retail rate: $338/nightOur rate: $169/night
London: The Gore Hotel
London, United Kingdom
Retail rate: $737/nightOur rate: $368/night
The Villas of Grand Cypress
Retail rate: $472/nightOur rate: $236/night
The Palms Hotel & Spa
Miami Beach, Florida
Retail rate: $252/nightOur rate: $126/night
Charity auction travel items, as well as this unique opportunity for hotel stays only, are a great way to redirect some of your donors' sizable travel budgets to your cause. We hope to continue serving as a resource for your donors' travel needs.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below.