I think we can all agree that if we could change the world while we travel the world, we surely would. Personally, I never really imagined that the two ideas could be congruous. As it turns out, though, there are tons of hotels that give back — and all we have to do to participate is simply chose to stay there. The hospitality for charity trend is growing, and now it's easier than ever get involved. Here I've rounded up a collection of hotels around the world that give back and donate portions of their profits to charity, so that you can pay it forward while you're on vacation.
Making smart hotel choices is no longer about picking the place with the most unobscured beach view or most updated amenities — it's also about finding the hospitality companies that are committed to contributing to the greater good, and not just for profit. (Alternatively, there's also a growing trend in the non-profit arena, in which organizations are opening up their own hotels as a creative and innovative way to support their charitable objectives.)
With so many different ways to combine your philanthropic goals and travel goals, there's no reason not to consider a hotel that gives back before booking your next trip. Here's a collection of hotels that give back to international causes, local social causes, and more.