Budget-Friendly Vacation Packages from Philantopia
By Philantopia on March 19th, 2024 | Categories: Blog

Here at Philantopia, our goal is always to help your nonprofit raise money with our travel auction packages. Whether your organization is hosting a live or silent auction, a raffle, or fundraising sweepstakes, you can absolutely raise the funds you’re looking for with Philantopia packages!

For some nonprofits, that means pulling out all the stops on some of our bigger-ticket ultimate vacation packages. For others, it means finding the most economical way to offer a world-class travel experience to your donors while still raising meaningful funds for your organization.

 Today, we’re going to look at some of Philantopia’s most popular budget-friendly trips that will get your donors buzzing with excitement!

Under the Tuscan Sun Italy Vacation Package — Cortona, Italy

Can you really go to Italy for less than $3000!? With Philantopia you sure can — and have an incredible experience while you’re at it! Your winning donors will enjoy this six-night package for four people in Tuscany, a region that embodies the very essence of Italy. Travelers will revel in the breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable artworks, and delight in the culinary treasures that Italy has to offer. Set in the Medieval town of Cortona, your donors are sure to do a double-take when they learn about this trip. It’s an offer they can’t refuse! [READ MORE]

Bahia Cabo Beach Vacation Package — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

There’s a reason this is one of our most popular vacation destination packages: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is truly paradise. The chance to bask in the sunshine with the sound of ocean waves lapping nearby is a dream come true for most people, especially donors! This romantic getaway for two people includes an activity of their choice (like snorkeling or a sunset dinner cruise), plus a stay in a Deluxe room and a $500 resort credit for use at the Bar Esquina, Sur Beach House, Coffee Shop + Juice Bar, and the pool bar. If your donors are ready to relax, you’ll want to be sure to include this package at your fundraising event! [READ MORE]

Hermosa Inn Luxury Boutique Hideaway — Valley of the Sun, Arizona

Donors who appreciate beautiful art, lush gardens, and close proximity to exquisite shopping and dining will find this travel auction package enchanting. Famed artist Lon Megargee created The Hermosa Inn in the 1930s as his private escape before it was opened up to guests. Now, the luxury property retains an intimate and artsy feel, and includes some of his artworks on the walls throughout. Travelers who are in search of a romantic getaway or perhaps even an adventure will delight in the hacienda-style guestrooms and casitas, not to mention the AAA four diamond restaurant, championship golf courses, upscale shopping and nightlife. [READ MORE]

Boston’s Italian Flavors and the Freedom Trail — Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is jam-packed with American history, and this travel package is a great way for donors to enjoy the sights! Your travelers will love their three-night accommodations at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, which includes daily complimentary breakfast and is situated at the North End. The Freedom Trail Food & History Tour will be a half day to remember, where guests will walk along historic trails, browse iconic museum collections, enjoy the performing arts, view inspirational architecture, and dine on traditional New England fare. [READ MORE]

Santa Fe Cooking, Art, and Culture Travel Package — Santa Fe, New Mexico

Even the most world-wise travelers cannot resist the enchantment of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and this travel auction package has it all! Guests will spend four nights at the luxurious Hacienda and Spa at the Hotel Santa Fe in an upgraded King Suite with a fireplace, plus enjoy a two-hour private guided tour to explore their choice of scenery or art and architecture. Not only that, but travelers will have the chance to attend a class at The Santa Fe School of Cooking where they’ll be treated to an adventure for their taste buds! [READ MORE]

A Note on Retail vs. Reserve Price on Philantopia Travel Packages

As you explore our extensive library of travel auction packages, you’ll notice at the bottom of each description a note that includes the “Retail Price” and the “Reserve Price.” Philantopia is designed specifically with nonprofit fundraising in mind, and these prices reflect our commitment to helping your organization raise funds.

 The “Retail Price” is the cost of the travel package for the consumer if they were to purchase it at market value. The “Reserve Price” is Philantopia’s special rate for nonprofit organizations. So, when your nonprofit purchases the trip, you pay the reserve price. Anything your donors pay above that price goes toward your cause.

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 As always, we are here to help! Connect with our team members today to get started on your next fundraising adventure!