Select Hotels Across the U.S. Come Together to Be a Force for Good
LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – In honor of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving back, Kind Traveler has partnered with several hotels across the U.S. to launch its “Double Your Impact” holiday fundraising campaign today. Participating hotels, including Virgin Hotels Chicago, Hotel G San Francisco, The Benjamin in New York City, Two Bunch Palms in Greater Palm Springs, and Lumière Hotel in Telluride will match donations to 28 local and global charities, providing travelers an opportunity to do twice the amount of good when they book with participating hotels on KindTraveler.com. The campaign will run from November 29, 2016, through January 2, 2017, however guests can book any stay dates during the promotion. Giving Tuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
As the first ‘Give and Get’ hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to benefit communities, the environment, and animals, a $10-dollar nightly donation to the traveler’s choice of 28 local and global charities unlocks special hotel offers to book directly with hotels. Participating hotels in five popular U.S. travel destinations will match donations until the donation matching maximum has been reached or until the campaign expires (donation matching maximums are set between $500 and $2500 per hotel). 100% of the donations raised are given to charities, making this a win-win for the traveler, charity, and hotel.
“Travelers have the opportunity to vote with their travel dollars to make a positive difference to local and global communities by supporting businesses focused on social and environmental impact,” said CEO Jessica Blotter. “Travelers can now double their charitable impact with 28 charities when they book with participating hotels on Kind Traveler this holiday season.”
Kind Traveler is positioned to make an impact on both a global and a local level. Kind Traveler’s goals are purposefully aligned with the United Nations’ Global Goals for sustainable development: preventing poverty and hunger, protecting the planet, and promoting wellbeing for individuals and animals. Kind Traveler aims to tackle these global issues through their network of global charities including The Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish, American Red Cross, World Food Program USA, WildAid, Arbor Day Foundation, Global Green USA, The Keep A Breast Foundation, Project AWARE®, Animal Defenders International, The Gentle Barn, Little Kids Rock, and Bright Pink.
On a local level, when a hotel joins the platform, Kind Traveler helps them to facilitate an alliance with a local charity. This gives travelers the ability to address hyper-local issues through its network of local charities including Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter, Feeding South Florida, Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, 2 Hands 2 Cans, Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Donda’s House, StreetWise, City Harvest, Community Housing Partnership, San Francisco SPCA, Telluride Foundation, Raymond Gardiner High School Turks & Caicos, and Fundación Brisas. “Kind Traveler provides a wonderful opportunity for our guests to feel good by giving back,” says Hotel G Director of Sales and Marketing Charleen Murphy. “We are so proud to be a part of the ‘Double Your Impact’ campaign, as it’s an ideal way for us to support 28 incredible charities and our guests who give by their matching donations.”
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