Cosmos Cares

Lighting the Path to a Better Tomorrow

From our inception, Cosmos has cast a light on the world’s most fascinating places and people – inviting wayfarers and wanderers like you to bask in their glory, intrigue and wonder. Along the way, we’ve helped travelers uncover ancient traditions while meeting the locals dedicated to preserving them; to meander historic hallways while giving back to the societies that safeguard them; and to put down the guidebooks and pick up a greater understanding of the world and its people.

Immersed in enlightening experiences, we naturally gain a deeper appreciation – one that leads to greater compassion, consideration and curiosity as we ask ourselves, what else can we do to protect our planet, preserve our sacred places and help humankind?

Cosmos Lighthouse Project

Enter the Cosmos® Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Cosmos, along with sister companies Globus, Avalon Waterways, and Monograms, invite our travelers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SQUAMISH LIL'WAT CULTURAL CENTRE

A Shining Example of Preservation

Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish and Lil’wat nations have coexisted, respectfully, as neighbors since time immemorial. The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre stands tall in Whistler to shine a light on and share cultural knowledge, while inspiring meaningful experiences and educational awareness of the history of the Skwxwú7mesh and Li´lw?at nations, their partnership and proud heritage.

Globus® is a proud supporter of the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre and the heritage of the Pacific Northwest's First Nations.




Planet

Keeping the world in its best light.

While nothing is more exciting than tracing the paths of historic legends, nothing is more rewarding than doing so with the most minimal footprint. We make every effort to conserve and preserve in each destination. To protect waterways and wildlife and shine a light on organizations that do the same.

The planet-focused initiatives we support include:

  • The Ocean Cleanup
  • Wildland Firefighter Association
  • The Mountain Institute of Peru
  • Vital Ground Foundation – Grizzly Bear Recovery*
  • Wildlife Conservation Network, Lion Recovery Fund
  • South African Parks Honorary Rangers
  • Atchafalaya Basin Project, Louisiana*

*visited on trip

Additionally, we shine a light on the following organizations through a combination of vacation visits and donations:

  • Monkey Rehabilitation Center, Brazil
  • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Baby Elephant & Rhino Rescue, Kenya
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China
  • National Kiwi Conservation Project, New Zealand
  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, Australia
  • The Kangaroo Sanctuary, Australia

People

Helping the communities of the world shine.

It’s not just the splendid landscapes and landmarks that make travel so rewarding – it’s the unique people we meet along the way and the cultures they hold dear. We are dedicated to protecting, respecting and supporting the extraordinary communities of the world as well as improving the individual lives within them. The measure of the Lighthouse Project’s success? – The megawatt smiles we see along the way.

The people-focused organizations we support include:

  • Landmine Design
  • UNICEF
  • Childsafe Network
  • Rural Aid
  • Foundation Galápagos

Additionally, we shine a light on the following organizations through a combination of vacation visits and donations:

  • Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity
  • KOTO Hospitality Training Center, Vietnam
  • Local orphanage, Cambodia
  • Local school English class, Cambodia
  • Local school, Tanzania
  • Indigenous Amazon communities (via lodge stays), Ecuador and Peru
  • Home visits, Peru

Places

Helping the communities of the world shine.

The parks, palaces, museums and monuments we enjoy today are the result of previous generations passionately committed to preservation. By way of the Lighthouse Project, we aim to pay it forward – staying light years ahead of preservation – so that future generations can enjoy the same glorious places to relax, renew and reflect.

While every one of our destinations is precious to us, here are some of the sights and attractions we have supported – many of which we also visit on trip:

  • National Civil Rights Museum, Tennessee*
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho*
  • Yosemite National Park, Nevada, California*
  • Zion National History Association, Utah*
  • Redwoods National Park, California*
  • Denali National Park, Alaska*
  • Squamish Lil’Wat Centre, British Columbia*
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska*
  • Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii*
  • The Freedom Trail, Massachusetts*
  • Independence Hall at Independence National Park, Pennsylvania*
  • George Washington’s Birthplace, Virginia*
  • Santa Barbara Mission, California
  • USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii*
  • World War II Memorial Museum, Louisiana
  • Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota*
  • Old State House, Massachusetts*
  • Memphis Rock & Soul Museum*
  • Louis Armstrong Memorial Park, Louisiana
  • St. Louis Cemetery #1, Louisiana
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, New Mexico*
  • Alaska Native American Heritage Center, Alaska*
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, Alberta*
  • Museum of the Cherokee Indian, North Carolina*

*visited on trip

Additionally, Cosmos team members take pride in being active participants in the travel community, spearheading and participating in dozens of volunteer programs and events.