MyTripJournal for Humanitarian Relief Workers
Vancouver, BC (Jan. 25, 2005)
As part of the effort to support humanitarian relief organizations worldwide, MyTripJournal has instituted a program whereby relief workers of accredited overseas aid organizations are allotted complimentary Personal Travel Websites.
Personal Travel Websites, developed and powered by MyTripJournal, are maintained by thousands of people worldwide to help them stay in touch with their friends and family while maintaining a permanent visual record of their trip. Our websites are distributed under the names of Lonely Planet.com and other highly reputable on-line companies, and well as directly from www.mytripjournal.com .
A number of travelers used their Personal Travel Websites as a means to communicate after being stranded on Phi Phi Island, Thailand and in other Tsunami-ravaged locations, and later, to raise considerable funds for tsunami relief: see for example http://www.mytripjournal.com/behle.
The main features of Personal Travel Websites powered by MyTripJournal are as follows:
- ability to plot one's travels on maps with the IntelliMap System (US patent pending)
- storage & display of one's photos, stories and experiences
- tools to update friends and family when new information is posted and to - exchange messages with them
- control over who has access to a Personal Travel Website
- ability to archive website, photos and messages at trip's end
The following conditions apply:
- Complimentary full-featured (standard) Personal Travel Websites will be allotted to relief workers while posted on overseas projects.
- Eligibility will be limited to workers posted overseas by humanitarian relief organizations accredited by MyTripJournal. The relief organizations listed on the attached Schedule have been accredited to date. (Further requests for accreditation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ).
- Complimentary Personal Travel Websites may be used for related travel provided at least 75% of the worker's time overseas is dedicated to relief work and humanitarian aid with the accredited organization.
- MyTripJournal retains the right to limit the number and duration of complimentary Personal Travel Websites subscribed for either in total or through a particular accredited relief organization.
Complimentary websites (both public and private) allocated under this program will be monitored periodically to ensure compliance with these conditions
Relief workers can receive their complimentary standard Personal Travel Website by following these two steps:
1. Visit www.MyTripJournal.com and set up a free 45-day limited website.
2. Send an email to email@example.com advising us of the worker's relief organization, posting location and approximate duration.
MyTripJournal will then convert the worker's website to a "standard" website for the reasonable duration of his or her posting overseas.
MyTripJournal will also donate 40% of all revenues derived from referrals by accredited humanitarian relief organizations; details are available upon request.
Any questions or comments concerning the Program for Humanitarian Relief Workers should be directed to:
SCHEDULE OF ACCREDITED HUMANITARIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS
(Current to January 25, 2005)
Action Against Hunger
American Jewish World Service
Baptist World Aid
Catholic Relief Services
Christian Children's Fund
Direct Relief International
Engineers Without Borders
Feed the Children
Foster Parents Plan
Habitat for Humanity
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Lutheran World Relief
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
Salvation Army World Service Office
Save the Children
World Food Programme
World Hope International