Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Karisma Hotels & Resorts to Gift 150 Stays to Essential Workers

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has become the latest business in the travel industry to thank essential workers for all the hard work they continue to do during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The company has launched its Holidays for Your Heroes initiative, which will donate 150 luxury all-inclusive resort stays to essential workers and their families through its Karisma Foundation and partners.

The vacations, according to Karisma, are meant to provide a “heartfelt thanks for the tireless work of those in the healthcare, delivery and other frontline industries.”

From now until June 30, 2020, members of the public can nominate an essential worker with a short explanation of why they deserve a five-day, five-star dream vacation at an all-inclusive resort of choice in Latin America or the Caribbean once travel resumes.

Nominations can be submitted through and via Instagram through the hashtag #HolidaysForYourHeroes. Terms and conditions apply.

The 150 winners will be selected in July 2020 for a complimentary four-night, five-day stay for up to five family members (two adults and up to three children) at a Karisma property of choice, redeemable once travel restrictions are lifted. Resorts include the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Visitors can also gift an at-cost vacation to a deserving essential worker who has touched their life personally, and even gift a vacation package to one of the nominees.

The prize packages will include luxury accommodations at a Karisma property of choice. Stays include food and beverages, 24-hour room service and a full-service concierge, in addition to a variety of watersports, live entertainment, world-class spas, state-of-the-art fitness centers, yoga, dance, cooking and mixology classes, language lessons, and supervised programs for kids and teens.

Holidays for Your Heroes is not the only initiative Karisma has taken to support others during the pandemic. Karisma’s Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, with the assistance of municipality police, has been supplying and delivering more than 800 meals daily to families in the Dominican community members who are most in need of support, while El Dorado Royale by Karisma has been providing food to employees and locals with fresh produce from its on-site greenhouse.


From Travel + Leisure:

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Is Giving 150 Frontline Workers Free Luxury Vacations — Here's How to Apply [...]

Nominate an essential worker to receive a free luxury stay at a Karisma resort.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers have tirelessly supported their communities, and now, Karisma Hotels & Resorts wants to show their appreciation for everything these everyday heroes have done. The luxury hotel collection is offering 150 all-inclusive resort stays to essential workers and their families as part of their recently announced Holidays for Your Heroes initiative.

Now through June 30, you can nominate a frontline hero (including healthcare workers, service workers, and those who work in restaurant, takeout, and delivery services) to receive a five-day luxury vacation at the Karisma resort of their choice in Latin America or the Caribbean when it's safe to travel again. To nominate an essential worker, visit the contest page and share a short explanation of why this person deserves a vacation. (If you’re a frontline worker, you can even nominate yourself.) You can also nominate an essential worker by using the #HolidaysForYourHeroes hashtag on Instagram with your explanation.

In a statement provided to Travel + Leisure, Bill Linehan, the president of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive representatives for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, said, “From medical staff to truck drivers, delivery people and grocery workers, we are surrounded by heroes working day and night to care for us, so we want to give back to them in the way that we can – through the power of travel, which allows people to connect with each other and create wonderful lasting memories.”

Winners can choose from a number of luxury properties, including El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort by Karisma in Mexico; Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica; the family-friendly Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic; and the newly opened Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun in Mexico. During their stay, guests will enjoy delicious food and drinks, a full-service concierge, water sports, live entertainment, spas, and programs for kids and teens.

Recipients will be selected in July, and they’ll receive a complimentary four-night, five-day stay for up to five family members (two adults and up to three children), which can be redeemed once travel restrictions are lifted. For the official contest rules, check out the full terms and conditions.

Karisma has supported their employees and communities since the start of the pandemic by protecting their entire full-time workforce and delivering food and supplies to local families. The company also recently released details for their new Karisma Peace of Mind program, which outlines the new health and safety protocols the resorts will be taking.


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Originally published: Friday, May 08, 2020.

Sources: Travel Pulse, Travel Agent Central.
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