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Russia - Ukraine conflict - refugees

Dear All,

does anyone of happen to have any information on tools, special processes to help refugees with possible free of charge, caritative bookings?
Actually, some competitors of Booking.com already started campaigns, and I really would like to know, of there is or will be any opportunity to accept free of charge bookings by refugees. 
If you heard of something, don't hesitate to let me know. 
A desperate, but helpful Hungarian Booking.com partner. 

Any response is welcome,

Peter 
 


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Didem - Commun… 1 year ago

Dear Peter Bartok, that is a really nice thought from you. Thank you so much for sharing here with us. We have forwarded your suggestion to our relevant teams. If I hear an update, I will make sure to inform you all here. Once again, thank you for your willingness to help and your considerate idea. For now, have a nice day ahead, and take good care!

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Peter Bartok 1 year ago

Oh, just saw the 100 typos…sorry for that, I was in a rush. :( anyhow, you got me. :) 

The thing is that, I experienced refugees trying to book my apartment and obviously they only see the market prices. This is what my education and sensitivity forbids me to let slide! No way that a person, who is escaping with their lives pays anything! Like, at all! 
Fortunately, on Monday I realized who was booking and on what purpose, so I asked him to cancel the official booking and we resolved it pro bono, of course. 
My mom even bought them groceries, essentials and much more. But I know, Booking is meant for something else, I understand. This is a business. 
Although, I see here the marketing-social responsibility opportunity. It would be great, if this could happen.
Hungary and Poland, Slovakia, too gets millions of refugees these days. Children, elderly, women, people with challenges, etc.

Thanks for hearing me out!
 

Peter 
 

 

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Didem - Commun… 1 year ago

Dear Peter Bartok, thanks a lot for your kind thoughts and willingness to help, once again! I've an update on this topic that I'd like to share with you, as promised: At Booking.com we’re enabling our partners in certain countries to support refugees by offering them a place to stay for free or at a significantly reduced rate. Of course, Booking.com will waive our commission fee for these reservations. If you'd like, you could read more on how this works, in this Partner Help article: https://partner.booking.com/en-gb/help/rates-availability/extranet-cale…

Many thanks and kind greetings!!

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Peter Bartok 1 year ago

Dear Didem, 

yes, this is sorted out now. 
Awesome! 
 

Cheers, 

 

Peter