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Arbor Day Foundation Partners with Kind Traveler To Empower Travelers To Do Good

date 08/02/16



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Jeff Salem, Sr. Public Relations & Media Manager   email

A Give + Get Platform that Rewards Travelers For Making Charitable Donations



Lincoln, Neb. (August 2, 2016) — The Arbor Day Foundation has partnered with Kind Traveler, the first 'Give + Get' hotel booking platform that transforms travelers into a financial force that benefits communities, the environment and animals. Travelers 'give' to a charitable option, one of which is the Arbor Day Foundation; as reward for their donation, they 'get' an exclusive rate to book directly with the world's best hotels and unique properties. 100% of the donations raised on the Kind Traveler platform go directly to the charities.

"The Arbor Day Foundation is pleased to offer our members and supporters an additional way to become stewards of our nation's forests," said Dan Lampe, President, Arbor Day Foundation.

"Our win-win platform offers solutions for everyone," said CEO & Co-Founder Jessica Blotter. "For travelers, they become warriors for good and support hotels that are making a positive impact in the world – while receiving exclusive hotel rates. For hotels, they cultivate new relationships with cause-minded consumers and take another step towards corporate social responsibility. For charities, they receive 100% of donations and a new, sustainable channel for fundraising."

A quality we love about Kind Traveler is its desire to educate. According to Phocuswright's Good Travels research study "three of 10 giving travelers were prompted to volunteer or donate because of something they read, heard, saw or experienced." Kind Traveler's blog provides stories that inspire travel while underscoring the importance of giving back, living consciously, and choosing with purpose.

For more information about the Arbor Day Foundation and Kind Traveler's efforts, visit kindtraveler.com.

About the Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org

About Kind Traveler

Kind Traveler, a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) fueled by a team of passionate entrepreneurs, is the first digital 'Give + Get' platform to transform travelers into a financial force that benefits the wellbeing of communities, the environment, and animals. Travelers 'give' to a local or global charity; as reward for their donation, they 'get' an exclusive rate to book directly with the world's best hotels and unique properties. 100% of donations always given to charities.