The Best Thanksgiving Travel Packages
By Philantopia on August 11th, 2023 | Categories: Blog

Sure, it may still be t-shirt weather for most of North America… but as we make our way through August, nonprofits around the country are putting together their amazing annual fall/winter fundraising galas, so it’s time to think ahead!

By the time your donors have landed in their seats and are ready to bid on your fantastic auction items, they’ll be way past popsicles and lemonade. They’re already thinking about pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and sweaters… and the holidays.

We’ve put together a list of our most exciting holiday travel packages, fun for the whole family (nuclear and extended). Macy’s Thanksgiving parade? We got that! Family beach vacation to beat the January blahs? We got that, too!

Take a look at some of our hottest packages, below, and be sure to peruse our website for even more auction travel packages that will get your donors excited to donate.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — New York, New York

There’s nothing like New York during the holidays, especially if those holidays include timeless events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. No need to watch it on television this year — this travel package for four includes access to an exclusive outdoor viewing area for premium parade-watching. Your donors will take in the sights after enjoying a delicious brunch buffet at New York’s glamorous Rue 57 and taking in balloon animal entertainment. The kids will love it, and so will the adults! [READ MORE]

DisneyWorld and Space Adventure Vacation Package — Orlando, Florida

The happiest place on Earth gets even happier for the holidays! Thinking of treating the family to a getaway this Thanksgiving? There’s nothing more exciting than DisneyWorld… except maybe throwing in the chance to meet a real astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center! This trip, perfect for a family of four, will capture imaginations and generate memories for years to come. Your donors will love it! [READ MORE]

Hotel Barcelona Cultural Vacation Package — Barcelona, Spain

If your donors are adventurers at heart, they’ll love this package to one of the most alluring cities in the world. The package includes a five-night stay in a two bed/two bath apartment right in the heart of Barcelona, and includes a walk to the market and paella cooking class for four people. This city is ripe with culture and art, and there is no shortage of activities and sight-seeing! [READ MORE]

Sonadora Resort ~ Exclusive Mexican Travel Package — Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Some donors may want to take their whole family on vacation this Thanksgiving — and we’re talking about the whole family! This package for 18 people is perfect for the families that love an adventurous getaway during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Escape for five nights to the Sonadora Resort situated at the Sea of Cortez, where the beautiful water will wash away any holiday season stress that may have collected! Vacationers will have access to the entire resort plus an $800 resort credit. [READ MORE]

Tuscany, Villa Magnolia Wine and Culinary Package — Tuscany, Italy

Wine tasting, scenic views, history, and the laid-back, nourishing energy of Tuscany, Italy. This trip for eight people will charm your donors: they’ll enjoy seven nights in Villa Magnolia, a traditional Tuscan ancient stone farmhouse with sweeping views right in the heart of wine country. The whole family will get a chance to relax, whether it’s poolside with a glass of wine, or wandering through the massive grounds. This would be the perfect Thanksgiving getaway for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat. [READ MORE]

How to Reserve a Travel Package with Philantopia

We make it simple for your nonprofit to make money with our travel auction packages. You can include them in your next live or silent auction, raffle, or sweepstakes in three easy steps:

  1. Choose any number of travel packages on our website. (Need help choosing which packages are right for your donor base? We got you! Connect with our team of travel experts here.)

  2. Reserve your chosen packages by clicking the “Add to cart” button at the bottom of each trip description.

  3. Sell your travel packages at your next event.

IMPORTANT: We are committed to helping your organization raise money, and all our trips are risk-free! That means that you only pay for the packages you’ve selected after your donors have paid for them, so you’re never on the hook for whichever packages you choose. How great is that?

So go ahead and poke around the site. Look for packages you think your donors would love. When you’re ready, let’s talk!