Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hilton has announced the recipients of its 2018 Travel with Purpose Action Grants, awarding more than IDR 90.000.000 to four winners in Indonesia this year. Each winner has demonstrated their passion and dedication in developing creative and impactful solutions for their communities that are aligned with Hilton’s corporate responsibility
program, Travel with Purpose.
Travel with Purpose Action Grants are given to Team Members of Hilton properties and corporate offices that propose creative ways to contribute and improve the lives and environments of the local communities where they operate, while driving value for their hotels and offices.
“With already five trading hotels in Indonesia and a pipeline of six more to open in the next three to five years, we have a huge role to play in contributing and giving back to the communities in which we operate. We make so much more of an impact when we rally the Team Members across our hotels behind the cause. The Travel with Purpose Action Grant is one way we can provide an opportunity for our hotels to take ownership in giving back to their own communities and we are immensely proud of the outstanding and innovative ideas they have developed,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, country general manager, Indonesia and Timor Leste, Hilton.
“From supporting the production of eco-friendly bags in Bali to completing a revitalization of a disadvantaged preschool, this year’s wins are a clear demonstration of our Team Members’ creativity and passion. It’s also especially heartening to work with organizations such as ByeBye Plastic Bags, founded by Bali-born sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen, whose work have been so impactful their efforts to reduce plastic waste and clean up Bali’s beaches, rivers and streets have been recognized globally and most recently through the ‘CNN Heroes – Young Wonders Award’.We look forward to seeing all these ideas turn into reality and hearing about the Hilton Effect each one of them have on the communities we operate in,” Schroeder added.