Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2020
South Africa’s the Royal Portfolio hotel collection recently announced a new programme that would offer travellers vouchers or ‘bonds’ for future stays at the hotel. The offer would be applicable to the brand’s four luxurious properties across the country. The initiative has been undertaken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to the massive challenges it bought for tourism and hospitality industries around the world.
The hotel group, which includes Royal Malewane, Birkenhead House, The Silo and La Residence, has decided to organise such a programme for the very first time. Each voucher provided to future guests will include a donation to The Royal Portfolio Foundation, funding counter-poaching initiatives and food donations to vulnerable communities. The initiative will fall under the hotel group’s commitment to serve the local and greater community.
In addition to the donation, the voucher includes an added value of 25%. The vouchers also have an added gift, the equivalent value of which will be donated by the to the Royal Portfolio foundation’s community and conservation efforts for each voucher purchased. Liz Biden, Founder and Owner, the Royal Portfolio said in a statement that the impact of the deadly coronavirus, conservation and the economy in South Africa is devastating. He shared that the company is to critical conservation and community work through The Royal Portfolio Foundation even though its hotels are closed.
He further mentioned that the hotel group is doing everything possible to adapt through the challenging times and said that he hopes the bonds will inspire people to continue dreaming of their next trip to South Africa. He also added that the company is excited to welcome the wonderful guests back to their beautiful hotels and lodges once the trying times are over and it is safe to do the same.