Hurricane Relief & Update – Total Advantage Travel & Tours

Posted on 09/13/2017

An Important Message from Rob Townshend to Our Total Advantage Clients

Total Advantage Travel is deeply concerned about the devastation that Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have caused in recent days. Our thoughts are with those affected by the storms. We hope and pray for a quick recovery and look forward to the resumption of normal operations.

To our clients who have reservations at hotels that have been damaged, we want to assure you that we are working with our airline, tour operator and hotel partners to get information on repairs, re-openings, or alternate accommodation arrangements, sent to you as soon as it becomes available. Because communication has been disrupted at many of these destinations, information to make these decisions is slowly being received.

We ensure we will be in touch with you the moment we know what your re booking options will be, and how we can best assist you.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Rob Townshend,

President, Total Advantage Travel | Phone - 416 240 7700 | Toll Free - 1 800 419 1635 | Email:

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

The response and recovery efforts in Texas, Florida and in the Caribbean is fully underway.

The damage to some island nations in particular is difficult to comprehend. The small island of Barbuda had 90 percent of its structures damaged or destroyed. Anguilla saw similar damage to its electricity infrastructure. On St. Martin, 70 percent of the homes had been damaged or destroyed, leaving tens of thousands in need of public shelter. A million people were without power in Puerto Rico, and millions more were without electricity in Florida.

If you’re wondering what you can do, one way to pitch in is to give money to one or more of the charities involved with the response and recovery. Here are some suggestions:

American Red Cross: It says it is providing shelters for those displaced by Irma, and it has thousands of volunteers on the ground. You can give here.

Oxfam: The nonprofit is focusing its efforts on the Caribbean islands that were devastated by Irma. You can give here.

Convoy of Hope: The hunger-focused group is sending meals to Haiti. You can give here.

Global Giving: A charity crowdfunding site that is attempting to raise $2 million to be used exclusively for local relief and recovery efforts. You can give here.

Salvation Army: The Christian charity is emphasizing its intentions to help with long-term recovery. You can give here.

Americares: The nonprofit focused on medicine and health is seeking to provide emergency medical supplies and other basic resources to first responders and others. You can give here.

ConPRmetidos: The Puerto Rican organization, focused on public-private partnership, is aiming to raise $150,000 for relief and recovery. You can give here.

Volunteer Florida: The state-based group is accepting volunteers and donations. Learn more here.

United Way of Miami-Dade: One of the major local nonprofits that will be working on Irma recovery. You can give here.

South Florida Wildlife Center: The group is centering its efforts on animals affected by the storm. You can give here.