Changing the Way We Think About Booking a Hotel Social Entrepreneurs Launch Site Making Donating to Worthy Causes Automatic
People genuinely want to help others less fortunate then themselves, but often, affordability and time are huge hurdles. But with the launch of its new social enterprise, Helping Hand Hotels aims to tap the online hotel comparison process and make it easier for people to make a difference.
In 2016, global hotel industry revenue is predicted to reach $550 billion US dollars. Helping Hands Hotels sees that as a perfect opportunity to act as a conduit between those everyday booking transactions and the less fortunate in the world.
The brand offers an online hotel comparison service with the lowest prices for hotel rooms — but instead of only getting a hotel room, consumers also get the peace of mind that a small percentage of their purchase goes toward social and environmental causes.
How It Works
1. Each month Helping Hand Hotels chooses a cause to feature.
2. Consumers book their hotel rooms through HelpingHandHotels.com. The hotel that receives the booking pays a fee to Helping Hand Hotels for sending them business.
3. These small fees, typically between $1-3, are pooled together each month.
4. Helping Hand Hotels donates 100% of the profits to the featured cause.
Helping Hand Hotels’ database taps all the major booking sites, and includes:
– 900,000 deals
– 200,000 hotels
– 20,000 destinations
– 195+ countries
Founders Brent and Meg Strain are social entrepreneurs with a desire to make a tangible difference in the world.
“We exist solely to fund life-changing projects around the globe that aim to reduce global poverty, raise sanitation, and rehabilitate ecologically significant natural resources,” says Brent Strain. “We bridge the gap, and make it easy for people to donate as part of their everyday transactions.”