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The following Tourism Industry Partners are helping to make a difference. Please tell us what your company is doing to help. Send information to HaitiRelief@GMCVB.com.

 

Airport Fast Park is extending one day of free parking during the month of February, 2010 to all travelers flying to Haiti from Miami International Airport to participate in volunteer efforts. The organization's or traveler's request for this free day of parking must be processed through Sandra Perez, Marketing Account Manager, Airport Fast Park. She can be contacted at SPerez@AirportFastPark.com, or directly by phone at 305.871.4669 or 305.343.3437.

American Airlines is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to help the victims affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The American Red Cross, through an extensive partnership with the Haitian Red Cross, has made available all of the relief supplies from its warehouse in Panama in addition to deploying disaster management specialists already in Haiti.


• AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, is offering mileage incentives to its frequent flyer program members for contributing to the Red Cross. Effective Jan. 14, members can earn a one-time bonus of 250 miles for a minimum donation of $50 or 500 miles for a donation of $100 or more through Feb. 28. "We invite our customers to join us in supporting the American Red Cross.We appreciate and acknowledge their generosity with this opportunity to earn Aadvantage miles," said Peter Dolara, senior vice president.


Choice Hotels said that members of its Choice Privileges rewards program could donate points to organizations such as the Red Cross.

 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants have partnered with Doctors Without Borders to accept donations from Friends and Kimpton InTouch Loyalty Members for Doctors Without Borders' Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. Kimpton InTouch Loyalty Members who donate $50 or more will receive a bonus credit to their InTouch account.


Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Financial Unite to Raise Money for Relief Efforts in Haiti
Moments after the announcement that Sun Life Stadium would be the new home of the Miami Dolphins, the team and Sun Life Financial joined forces to create the Sun Life Stadium/Miami Dolphins Haiti Relief Fund. The two organizations pledged to match every dollar donated to the fund with a two dollar matching contribution, with a maximum overall contribution of $300,000.

 

Partners In Health is in urgent need of 100 folding beds for patients and as many sheets as can be collected on an ongoing basis. There is warehouse space to stock the sheets at MIA's cargo area at Lan Chile. For information regarding delivery, manifest, etc., please contact Laurie Nuell at 305.666.5419 or 305.775.2566.

 

Royal Caribbean International, as one of Haiti's largest foreign investors for almost 30 years, is providing at least $1 million in humanitarian relief in response to the catastrophic earthquake in Port-Au-Prince. Royal Caribbean is partnering with charitable organizations such as Food for the Poor, the Pan American Development Foundation and the Solano Foundation. The company is also delivering much needed goods and supplies to Haiti via its cruise ships.

 

Royal Caribbean International's Independence of the Seas will carry relief supplies to Labadee, Haiti, Friday and the line plans to send additional relief on the Navigator of the Seas and the Liberty of the Seas on Monday and Tuesday. John Weis, RCCL's associate vice president of private destinations and overseer of Labadee operations, wrote on Royal Caribbean CEO Adam Goldstein's blog, "We are committed to continuing calls to Labadee with Independence of the Seas tomorrow. There were a lot of discussions about this, but in the end, Labadee is critical to Haiti's recovery and hundreds of people rely on Labadee for their livelihood."

 

Starwood Hotels and Resorts partnered with the Red Cross to collect hotel points from members of its Starwood Preferred Guest program to help with relief efforts.


Spirit Airlines will give 5,000 Spirit miles to the first 200,000 members who donate at least $5 to UNICEF, the Red Cross or Yele Haiti. Members must register online by Jan. 17 to participate.


Travel Guard will provide free emergency travel and medial assistance services to travelers and families affected by the earthquake. Services available include coordination of emergency medial arrangements and evacuations, temporary lodging, cash wire transfers, passport replacement, translation services, message relay, emergency travel arrangements and luggage tracking. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all whose lives have been devastated by this tragic event," said Dean Sively, CEO of Travel Guard North America.

United Airlines through its United Airlines Foundation will match up to a total of $50,000 to the American Red Cross for monetary donations that United customers and employees make to the organization through its International Response Fund. In addition, Mileage Plus members and employees can donate miles to the airline's nonprofit relief partners as part of its Charity Miles program.