Tourism Cares, a travel industry-based
nonprofit charitable organization is again partnering with Globus
to give grants to five American tourism sites through the American
Icons Grant Program, a joint project started in 2004.
selected by Globus and Tourism Cares based on several criteria.
Each site is a point of interest on at least one Globus brand tour
itinerary. Globus' brands are Globus, Brennan Vacations, Cosmos,
Monograms and Avalon Waterways.
Carolyn Viles, Tourism Cares' program director, "The name of the
program is American Icons, so we tried to choose things that are
really iconic. We also tried to have a geographical
The first round of grants for
the program was given out for 2004-05. The second set of grants,
for 2006-07, will go to the following sites:
" Crazy Horse National Memorial in Crazy
" The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum in
" The Murie Science and Learning Center at
Denali National Park and Reserve in Anchorage, Alaska.
" The Old State House in Boston
" St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New
Each of the sites
will receive $9,000 split over two years, $4,500 per year.
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