The Spirit of the Holidays … Every Day

In this holiday season of peace and good will, we are advancing both every day of the year. 

We are part of an organization that promotes equality and facilitates cross-cultural understanding.  We operate hostels that bring people together.  We cause them to examine their preconceptions about others.  We encourage an informed global citizenry.

These are not hopeful assertions; they are findings of an independent research study of the impact of the HI-USA hostel stay experience on travelers.

Many send holiday cards in December; we carry a message of friendship and humanity year round.

Best wishes for the New Year,


By | 2015-04-22T10:34:38+00:00 December 22nd, 2012|All, Our Community|0 Comments

About the Author:

Since 2000, Russ has been the CEO of Hostelling International USA (HI USA), a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. The HI USA hostel network is consistently recognized as one of the best in world by the International Youth Hostel Federation and by independent rating agencies. Russ has been a featured speaker at national and international conferences on topics ranging from experiential education to nonprofit management. Russ serves on the Boards of the UNWTO, US Travel Association, and WYSTC.

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