Doubletree Hotels encourages travelers to help save endangered animals one room at a time

From: Doubletree Hotels
Published: Wed Dec 27 2006

Booking travel plans online for the holidays has never felt so good … let alone helped to save thousands of endangered and threatened animals worldwide. As part of an exclusive promotion between Doubletree Hotels and World Wildlife Fund, the hotel brand has developed a unique, online travel promotion that benefits the protection and survival of threatened and endangered animals. For every reservation made on at any one of more than 180 hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada between the dates of November 15 and December 15, 2006, Doubletree will donate $1.00 to World Wildlife Fund to help protect threatened and endangered animals and support the organization’s conservation efforts around the globe*.

"At Doubletree, our communities and the world we live in are just as important to take care of as our guests," said Ronnie Kaiser, vice president – marketing for Doubletree Hotels. "We hope that business and leisure travelers will celebrate this vision with us during the next month by simply booking reservations on as part of their future travel plans, and we’ll do our part to by supporting World Wildlife Fund to help preserve our planet for future generations."

World Wildlife Fund is one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. For 45 years, WWF has worked to save endangered species, protect endangered habitats, and address global threats such as deforestation, overfishing, and climate change. The funds donated by Doubletree as a result of online hotel reservations made between November 15 and December 15 will benefit the more than 2,000 conservation programs World Wildlife Fund supports in more than 100 countries.

As part of the hotel brand’s award-winning Teaching Kids to CARE community program, Doubletree Hotels – with help from World Wildlife Fund – has developed an appropriately themed "Wild for Wildlife" initiative to help educate children about the importance of wildlife preservation. This fall, approximately 10,000 children at elementary schools and youth organizations will work with Doubletree hotel teams to learn about threatened and endangered species worldwide and how kids they show they care through environmental awareness and protection.

Teaching Kids to CARE, a community-based outreach program developed by Doubletree Hotels, is dedicated to educate and encourage children to start making conscious decisions at an early age to show they care about their communities and the world in which they live. From its humble beginnings as a grass-roots initiative to the social responsibility projects it encourages today, the Teaching Kids to CARE program has grown to become a widely recognized and honored community service program. Celebrating its fifth year, Doubletree employees have inspired and educated nearly 100,000 elementary school students across the U.S. and Canada, empowering them to make a difference in their local community, state, country and even the world. Teaching Kids to CARE is a semi-annual community outreach initiative occurring in 150 communities across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on the Doubletree online reservation promotion to benefit World Wildlife Fund, visit the special promotional Doubletree website. To find out more about wildlife preservation visit the World Wildlife Fund.

Donations will not be made for reservations made by residents of Alabama and Maine.


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About Doubletree Hotels:
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 160 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Doubletree Hotels, Guest Suites and Resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. To make reservations at any Doubletree hotel, travelers can visit the Doubletree website, contact their preferred travel professional or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada.

About World Wildlife Fund:
World Wildlife Fund is the largest conservation organization in the world. For 45 years, WWF has worked to save endangered species, protect endangered habitats, and address global threats such as deforestation, overfishing, and climate change. Known worldwide by its panda logo, WWF works in 100 countries on more than 2,000 conservation programs. WWF has 1.2 million members in the United States and nearly 5 million supporters worldwide
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