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BUSHFIRE RELIEF: The Travel Industry Continues To Offer Support

Our hearts are breaking as we helplessly watch fires tear through our beloved country, destroying lives, homes, and animals. It's easy to feel hopeless, but you can make a difference.

Our hearts are breaking as we helplessly watch fires tear through our beloved country, destroying lives, homes, and animals. It’s easy to feel hopeless, but you can make a difference.

Together we are strong.

The travel industry is taking a stand and many companies are offering support to the incredible people on the frontline.

READ: Dennis Bunnik: “Our Country Is Burning And Our Hearts Are Breaking”

Click here to donate to the Australian Travel Industry’s Australian Red Cross Fundraiser.

 

Singapore Airlines

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Singapore Airlines will donate AUD$100,000 to the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal, to support communities across Australia devastated by the recent bushfires.

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President, Mr. Philip Goh, said the scale of the devastation was hard to comprehend and hoped the donation would go some way to supporting communities across the country.

For customers affected by the bushfires and scheduled to travel with Singapore Airlines, requests for assistance will be assessed on a case by case basis and, where appropriate, Singapore Airlines will provide support to those who require changes to their bookings.

 

Travel Counsellors

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“On Friday 10th January, the business will be making a donation for every booking made across the globe, and we have set up our own fundraising page for any personal donations our people and customers may wish to make to help support the cause.”

Steve Byrne, CEO at Travel Counsellors

All funds raised will be donated to a selection of the registered charities and state organisations set up to support those fighting the fires and providing aid to the people and animals now suffering and in need.

Click here to donate.

 

Air New Zealand

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“Sadly, it’s been a heartbreaking start to the decade for our neighbours in Australia and I know our country is deeply saddened by the devastating loss and suffering.”

Jeff McDowall, Acting Chief Executive Officer Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is supporting relief efforts, having offered travel for New Zealand firefighters and Fire and Emergency New Zealand personnel supporting the bush fire battle. A team of 22 fire crew will fly out this Wednesday for the front line of the fires and we have given our Government an assurance Air New Zealand will continue to provide whatever practical assistance might be required.

Air New Zealand have also donated $100,000 AUD to Red Cross Australia’s efforts to support communities affected by the unprecedented bushfires.

“It is simply devastating to see this scale of loss and our hearts go out to our Australian colleagues, customers and neighbours. Kia kaha.”

Jeff McDowall, Acting Chief Executive Officer Air New Zealand

Click here to donate to Red Cross Australia

 

Entire Travel Group

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The Entire Travel Group has launched a bushfire appeal, which will run for all of January.

The company will be donating $20 per booking deposited in January 2020 and donations will be shared between Victoria’s Country Fire Authority, the NSW Rural Fire Service and Wires Wildlife Rescue.

The initiative is expected to raise in excess of $10,000.

Click here to donate to Victoria’s Country Fire Authority

Click here to donate to Wires Wildlife Rescue

 

The Travel Corporation

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“On behalf of TTC, our hearts go out to the devastating loss of life, property, and the staggering amount of wildlife and nature from the bushfire tragedy.”

“A huge appreciation goes out to the outstanding efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service – the danger they put themselves in on a daily basis to protect the community and its surrounding area is heroic.”

John Veitch, CEO of TTC

The Travel Corporation last month donated $100K to the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Click here to donate to NSW Rural Fire Service

 

Carnival Australia

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Carnival Australia has pledged $350,000 to support the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund as a result of the devastating bushfires.

P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard and Holland America Line – all of which have ships based year round in Australia or home ported here on extended seasonal deployments – are contributing.

Australian Red Cross Acting CEO Noel Clement said the organisation was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.

“This donation could help provide emergency assistance, deliver recovery programs, help people and communities prepare for disasters, train, equip and coordinate volunteers, and much more. So thank you, we are truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.”

Noel Clement, Australian Red Cross Acting CEO

The commitment is in addition to the $50,000 that P&O Cruises Australia and its guests combined to donate to the St Vincent de Paul Society at the end of last year to support those affected by the bushfires in NSW and QLD at the time.
 

Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise Line which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands has committed $250,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to support emergency relief efforts for communities affected by the unprecedented bushfires in the region.

“We are saddened by the devastation caused by the ongoing bushfires in Australia,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

“Our $250,000 AUD donation to the Australian Red Cross will go directly to relief and recovery efforts for those affected by these historic fires.”
 

The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts

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The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has pledged to donate $60,000 to the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service and St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts for the current bushfire crisis across Australia.

The donation will be equally shared between the two beneficiaries and will directly benefit volunteer firefighters who have risked their lives to alleviate the bushfire crisis, and support families affected by the bushfires.

In addition to the contribution, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will also donate a portion of the sales proceeds from various stay and dining packages to the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal which supports communities affected by the devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.

Click here to donate to the Australian Travel Industry’s Australian Red Cross Fundraiser.

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