Hotelbeds Group, the world’s leading bedbank and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry globally, has announced the Hotelbeds Group Corporate Volunteering Program, launching its pilot program right here in Central Florida and encouraging local employees to give back to their communities. Tourico, which is part of the Group, has been headquartered in Altamonte Springs for over 20 years and Hotelbeds also has a separate Orlando office.
The Group has partnered with VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, to help over 5,000 employees actively participate in volunteering opportunities. Give Kids the World Village, United Against Poverty, Ronald McDonald’s House of Charities, Second Harvest Food Bank, and other organizations all participated at the launch event – and Hotelbeds Group employees have already been actively participating in local Florida volunteering activities, which started at the end of April.
“Giving back to the community has always been at the core of Hotelbeds and Tourico’s cultures and now that we’ve become one single company, we wanted to go one step further, and provide the whole Group with easy access to volunteer work – and a chance to make a difference,” said Irma Pinero, HR Manager in the Americas for Hotelbeds Group.
“We are delighted that Orlando will be piloting this initiative. We want to foster an environment where employees feel inspired and play an integral role in not only helping the company and its commercial partners, but also making a positive impact on the whole community around them,” said Wendy Friedberg, Chief Legal Officer for Tourico Holidays.
“VolunteerMatch is in the business of making it easy for good people and good causes to connect – and Hotelbeds Group is full of great people,” said Kevin Johnson, Client Relations Manager for VolunteerMatch.