As tourist exchanges are getting global, is it still possible for big cities to preserve their social fabric?
We, at BookingSync, think this is a major concern: how can the vacation rental industry favour the community?
A few examples on how to work with the community
An recent article posted by the Tourism Intelligence Network in Canada (link in French) highlighted several ways and solutions helping local and national social actions that had been set up by several tourism operators:
Collecting clothes that had been left behind by clients, donating bed-linens, blankets, pillows and soap to those who need it most
Providing financial support to several local and national associations
Donating a certain percentage of the revenue to charitable organisations
Offering discounts when people are socially active in the community or work voluntarily
BookingSync in the community
In 2015, Sébastien, our CEO and co-founder, went to Panama to visit Esperanza, an association working on rehabilitating former gang members. This marked the first step of our social and humanitarian engagement, and we’re still working today on creating new partnerships with local and international associations… Stay tuned for more information, soon on our blog!
Worldwide freelance developers or employees work on their free time to enable this framework to exist and we decided to thank them for this personal investment by offering them two villas for an entire week. The 4th edition of our now famous Ember Thalassa is on its way!
Wecc and Tchak during the Ember Thalassa 2015
We see the vacation rental industry as a wonderful way to help people from everywhere meet, share and get to know each other: what if it also helped build, or even strengthen that link at a local and social scale?
What about you, have you set up such actions for your rental business too?