SOURCE: House of Travel

Holiday Travel, MASSIVEGOOD, travel management company

November 16, 2010 08:30 ET

House of Travel and MASSIVEGOOD Help Holiday Travelers Save Lives With Just $2 This Thanksgiving Season

Travelers Looking to Give Back This Holiday Season Find It Easier Thanks to Miami Travel Management Company House of Travel

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Everyone thinks that two dollars hardly buys you anything these days. But armed with just two US dollars anyone can help two pregnant women in Haiti and other vulnerable countries receive life-saving HIV tests. This eye-opening fact propelled luxury travel management company House of Travel to pair up with non-profit MASSIVEGOOD. Together, they are giving travelers an easy way to give back through their Thanksgiving and holiday travel reservations.

With the simple click of a mouse, House of Travel agents are able to help their clients not only make travel reservations for the Thanksgiving holidays, but to also provide life-saving preventative measures and medicines to mothers and children in developing countries. Travelers are asked during their reservations for voluntary micro-contribution of just 2 dollars to MASSIVEGOOD which helps the organization to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to help improve the health of mothers and children in developing countries. With the support of personalities such as President Bill Clinton, and Spike Lee, MASSIVEGOOD has used the power of social media networks and the generosity of large travel management companies similar to House of Travel to spread the word about the movement in the United States and in Spain.

Also key to the success of MASSIVEGOOD is the technology that enables micro-donations to be processed along with each travel reservation. Global travel technology company, Amadeus, developed and partially funded the technology which is being used throughout the travel industry to ensure that giving is quick and easy for travellers.

"With MASSIVEGOOD, we saw the unique role technology could play in marrying charitable objectives with the global reach of the travel industry and travelers' desire to have a powerful impact on the world," said Kay Urban, President and CEO for Amadeus' Americas operations based in Miami. "Amadeus is proud to enable travel agencies like House of Travel and their clients to easily and securely support this meaningful initiative."

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, House of Travel sees this as an opportune time to give to the cause. "The American Transport Association is expecting a 9% increase in holiday travel this season, so we see this as a tremendous opportunity to provide not only our clients with an opportunity to give back, but to also reach out and spread the word to a new batch of travelers," says Jerry Lang, CEO of House of Travel. "As one of the largest travel management companies in Florida, we know we can make a large impact and bring attention to the cause."

Andrea Winer, a longtime House of Travel client, says she is happy to give the $2 and often provides more. "Two dollars is such a small amount of money... two dollars is valet parking, or an unnecessary purchase at the check-out counter at CVS. Nowadays, you don't really see the value in two dollars, until you realize how much of a difference it can make in someone else's life. House of Travel makes it really easy to donate the money; and at the end of the day, I walk away feeling like I am saving someone's life."

Travelers looking to join the MASSIVEGOOD movement, can book their travels with House of Travel by calling 1-800-443-1325, going to www.houseoftravel.net, or giving directly to MASSIVEGOOD at www.massivegood.org

About House of Travel
House of Travel, one of the largest travel management companies in Florida, was established in Miami, FL in 1985. House of Travel arranges thousands of travel experiences each year for luxury, corporate and leisure travelers. A BCD and Signature Affiliate, House of Travel uses creative partnerships and cutting edge travel technology to service hundreds of clients and provide unforgettable travel experiences for our customers. www.houseoftravel.net

About MASSIVEGOOD
MASSIVEGOOD is the social network generation's solution to put a stop to the millions of deaths from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and to improve maternal and child health in the developing world. MASSIVEGOOD gives travelers the choice to make such a $2 "micro-contribution" towards major global health causes every time they buy a plane ticket, reserve a hotel room or rent a car. MASSIVEGOOD lets travelers make their trip more meaningful and uses social networks and http://www.massivegood.org to share stories about the growth of our movement.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Maria Munoz
    Marketing Manager for House of Travel
    305-972-6188
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    Jerry Lang
    CEO for House of Travel
    305-931-3002
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    Jienna Foster
    Millennium Foundation
    +41 (78) 933 18 84
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