Membership supports destinations and workforce development, as well as engagement of staff and clients
New York, NY – September 2, 2015 – Fareportal, one of the fastest-growing travel technology companies, announced today its membership with Tourism Cares, the charitable arm of the travel and tourism industry.
Tourism Cares brings the entire travel and tourism industry together to make a greater impact on important issues, such as investing in emerging tourism destinations or those in crisis, and supporting a strong workforce. Tourism Cares helps the industry make the most of its giving and volunteering, for the benefit of employees, destinations and the traveling public.
“Fareportal supports several charities worldwide and we are honored to be a member of Tourism Cares, the travel industry’s charitable community,” said Corissa Leong, vice president of human resources. “Fareportal’s philanthropy division has previously provided financial donations and organized company charity events with several charitable organizations such as AIDS walk, Citymeals-on-Wheels, Covenant House, Humane Society, KEEN NYC, Punta Cana Foundation, Salvation Army and Wounded Warriors.”
Tourism Cares membership complements any corporate giving effort, offering a range of services and benefits: powerful outcomes and the satisfaction that come from working together; employee engagement and volunteering; B2B recognition and visibility; storytelling and advocacy; peer sharing of best practices; disaster response programzs, coordinating the industry when the needs are greatest; and even consulting and custom programs tailored for individual companies.
“We are thrilled to have Fareportal as part of our community,” notes Mike Rea, Tourism Cares CEO. “The stronger our membership, the greater our impact can be. It’s an honor to work with companies and employees so dedicated to giving back.”
About Tourism Cares:
Tourism Cares is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that preserves and enriches the travel experience for future generations. Tourism Cares channel the philanthropic passion and commitment of the travel industry to protect and restore valuable destinations we all care about—and support those destinations as engines for prosperity and pride in their communities. Domestic programs focus on industry-wide volunteer events, capacity building for the non-profit stewards of tourism sites, and scholarships and mentoring to support a talented workforce. Globally, Tourism Cares’ efforts include corporate social responsibility partnerships, strategic investments, and advocacy and education across the travel industry. For additional information or to contribute to Tourism Cares, visit www.tourismcares.org.
Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships with over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies to serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at a rate higher than the industry average. To learn more, visit www.Fareportal.com.