Throughout the whole year we spent living with the COVID-19 Pandemic, extreme global poverty has risen as the disruption of the virus compounds the forces of conflict and climate change, which were already slowing the poverty reduction progress. There were multiple lockdowns in many countries around the world, interrupting businesses’ daily operations.
As one of the world’s favorite travel destinations, Thailand’s travel sector has been the driving force of the country’s economic growth over the past half-century. While many businesses have struggled to cope with the impact of this crisis, Socialgiver has formed a new coalition of SHA plus businesses committed to building a more sustainable and responsible way to travel. These are businesses that have met the required safety and hygiene standards to control COVID-19, with more than 70% of the staff fully vaccinated.
Socialgiver has just launched a campaign called “Amazing Thailand Amazing Deals – Where travel can create impact” that aims to help boost Thailand’s tourism for expat communities as well as raise funds to support those who continue to be impacted by this ongoing crisis. Much more than traveling to help travel businesses, Socialgiver’s goal is to help businesses help society’s most vulnerable people and places. Socialgiver believes that society can only flourish out of a crisis when everyone is taken care of, especially those left furthest behind.
Since “The Phuket Sandbox Program,” a plan that will allow vaccinated travelers to enter Phuket and other provinces in Thailand without quarantine, was recently established, Socialgiver sees this as an opportunity to create an online space to educate and highlight important news regarding travel measures.
During the campaign period, Socialgiver will mainly focus on promoting SHA Plus hotels and restaurants. The hotels that have joined Socialgiver have committed to donating the first night revenue from all GiveCards sold on Socialgiver.com to support the ‘Thailand Recovery Fund.’ For example, you can book Andara Resort for 2 nights for only 8,000 THB (Discounted from 37,660 THB), and an incredible 4,000 THB will be donated. The second night revenue of 4,000 THB is kept by the hotel.
For restaurants, customers can shop for GiveCards at special prices, while 70% goes to support local projects that are making a lasting difference in thousands of lives across Thailand. For example, you could pay 200 THB, and 140 THB would be donated to charity, and you’ll receive a 400 THB GiveCard to dine at Thai Niyom. These incredible bargains are aimed at building a movement of socially conscious consumers who Socialgiver and the businesses hope would support socially responsible businesses, even more, when they visit.
With over 300 of Thailand’s leading brands already signed up for this campaign, Socialgiver aims to raise funds to support a range of social and environmental projects working effectively on a range of important issues, from supporting healthcare professionals combating COVID-19 to providing educational opportunities for underprivileged children.
Additionally, Socialgiver has also organized ongoing promotional activities on their website (Socialgiver.com), mobile app, and Facebook page. These include special promotions, giveaways, and a stream of blogger collaborations to promote tourism across Thailand.
Socialgiver’s goal is to help everyone make better lifestyle choices together – more frequently, more transparently – just by doing more of what you love.
Learn more about how Socialgiver drives a new wave of sustainable travel at Socialgiver.com or get the Socialgiver mobile app.