In honor of Giving Tuesday, the annual global day of giving back, Kind Traveler has partnered with hotels across the U.S. for its ‘Double Your Impact’ holiday fundraising campaign. Participating hotels, including Virgin Hotels Chicago, Hotel G San Francisco, The Benjamin (New York City), Two Bunch Palms (CA), and Lumière Hotel (Telluride, CA), will match traveler donations to 28 local and global charities through Jan. 2, 2017. The new campaign offers travelers an opportunity to do twice the amount of good when they book with participating hotels on Kind Traveler’s website. “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,” says 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.”
As the first ‘Give and Get’ hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to benefit communities, the environment, and animals, Kind Traveler’s ‘Double Your Impact’ campaign involves a $10 nightly donation to the traveler’s choice of 28 local and global charities. After donating, the traveler unlocks special hotel offers to book directly with properties. Participating hotels will then match donations up to a maximum of $2,500 to $5,000 or until the campaign concludes, and 100 percent of the funds raised are given to charities such as The Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, World Food Program USA, Global Green USA, and more. "Kind Traveler provides a wonderful opportunity for our guests to feel good by giving back,” says Charleen Murphy, director of sales and marketing for Hotel G San Francisco. “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.”
Kind Traveler is positioned to make an impact on both a global and local level following the United Nations’ Global Goals for sustainable development, which include preventing poverty and hunger, protecting the planet, and promoting wellbeing for individuals and animals.