Whilst virtually everything related to tourism out there is struggling at the moment, both American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels have still managed to make a very generous donation.
In order to thank the thousands of workers at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst for their hard work during the pandemic, the two companies will offer complimentary trips to them. The trips will be able to be taken once it its feasable to do so.
The hospital in New York is one of the hardest hit in the US. It serves an area of nearly one million people.
At Hyatt, everything we do is fueled by our purpose of care and when opportunities like this present themselves we are inspired to act. We’ve heard from so many of our colleagues and members who simply want to do some good and find a way to share their gratitude for some of the heroes of this pandemic in one of the hardest-hit areas of New York. We are humbled by the health care workers’ dedication to saving lives. Now it’s our turn to take care of them like members of our own family, and we look forward to making their stays special when they are able to take a hard-earned break.Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt
Every worker at Elmhurst has seen and experienced challenges many of us cannot imagine. They’ve given so much of themselves and chose to serve their community with care, compassion and equity for every patient. When they are able to take a break, we hope the time away will help them and their loved ones recharge and that they feel our deepest appreciation for their sacrifice and heroism.Robert Isom, President of American Airlines
The gesture marks the largest total flight count provided to a single organisation by American Airlines.
In addition, Hyatt Hotels are offering discounts to global healthcare workers until 30/6/21.
With regards to the American Airlines flights, there’s no expiry date mentioned in the press release. So presumably the offer is open ended. This would be the most sensible course of action, seeing as theres no real timeline for virtually anything at the moment.