ORLANDO, Fla., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourico Holidays, Inc ., a worldwide travel wholesaler with a history of community giving, today announced that it has adopted Give Kids The World Village as their official philanthropic partner. Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, non-profit "storybook" resort, located near Central Florida's most beloved attractions, where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to week-long, cost-free fantasy vacations.
By partnering with Give Kids The World Village, Tourico Holidays is able to deepen its charitable roots with a cause that is local to its Orlando-area headquarters. Over the last several years, Tourico Holidays has provided more than 1,000 private air tour flights to children and their families that visit Give Kids The World Village – enabling them to see the Orlando-area theme parks and the Butler Chain of Lakes from an unforgettable perspective.
"Tourico Holidays has been a long-time supporter of Give Kids The World, but we wanted to establish a deeper commitment to the charity by serving as a true partner," said Uri Argov, CEO of Tourico Holidays. "Being local to their operations means we are able to provide the hands-on assistance and any additional business resources the organization may need. We're also happy to be serving some of the inspirational families that visit Give Kids The World Village – and give them a unique Orlando experience."
As part of its commitment to Give Kids The World Village, Tourico Holidays is currently inviting its hotel and client partners to participate in this charitable program as part of the company's "Seasonal Sale." Running October 1-31, 2012 with a travel window of December 1-February 28, 2013, the Seasonal Sale features global, high-end hotels offering free nights and progressive discounts. Pledging a donation of $1 per room night booked, Tourico Holidays encourages its hotel partners participating in the promotion to match their donation dollar-for-dollar. To magnify the campaign's financial impact, tour operators and travel companies are also invited to take part in the Seasonal Sale's mission by matching the $1 donation for each room night booked at a participating hotel.
Tourico Holidays has also initiated a company-wide program that includes a Volunteer of the Year award, "Work Week" volunteer schedules, and the automatic withdrawal for employee donations that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
"The Give Kids The World vacation is about offering each wish child the opportunity to participate in as many exceptional experiences as possible during a weeklong dream escape," said Pamela Landwirth, president of Give Kids The World. "As a global provider of vacation experiences that are simply beyond imagination, Tourico Holidays is the perfect partner for Give Kids The World Village."
About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays is the fastest growing worldwide wholesale travel provider with more than 150 international distribution websites, more than 23,000 merchant hotel agreements, and operating globally in 23 languages.
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