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Bushfire Relief: Travel Initiatives That Are Giving Back

Bushfire Relief: Travel Initiatives That Are Giving Back

Travelling and relaxing feels 10x better when you know you’ve also given back…

In the process of organising your next trip? Consider booking with, or heading to, these businesses who have all pledged to give back in the wake of Australia’s bushfire crisis.

While this isn’t a complete list we will continue to update as we discover more travel companies helping to aid bushfire relief.


The CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, has today announced that the company will be donating RM1 from every flight booking to Australia until the end of February.

If you’ve been thinking of a last-minute Bali getaway or a skiing sojourn to Japan, now is the time to book!

Marriott International

For the next 60 days, all Marriott International hotels will be giving guests the option to donate cash or Marriott Bonvoy points (which will be converted to cash) when they check out.

The raised funds will be donated directly to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund.

They’re also helping out our volunteer firies by donating room nights at their hotels across Australia, on presentation of their volunteer ID.

Marriott International brands include the Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points and more.

COMO Treasury

20% of all proceeds raised from the brand new COMO Culinary Journeys initiative – which kicks off in February in Perth with a 5-day retreat – will be donated to WIRES. The first of the culinary journeys will offer hands-on cooking classes from Wildflower’s Head Chef Matthew Sartori and visiting chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro, as well as four nights accommodation at COMO The Treasury, a 60-minute COMO Shambala massage, airport transfers and more.

You can find out more here.

World Resorts of Distinction Global Travel Auction

Bid to win yourself the trip of a lifetime in World Resorts of Distinction‘s global travel auction.

Now, this is no average travel auction. The stays up for grabs are some of the best in the world.

Think 5 nights at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, a 5 night stay for 2 at Bawah Reserve, or 6 nights in Sri Lanka on the ultimate tea, sea and safari adventure. All proceeds of the auctions will be donated to WIRES.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific – which has the Clarion, Quality and Econo Lodge under its banner – have pledged $10.00 from any Choice Privileges stay to the Rotary National Bushfire Appeal, for any stay from Jan 1st to Feb 29th.


Bag yourself a bargain in the Snowsbest silent auction. As the name suggests, all the goodies to bid on in this auction are snow-related.

Think donations from Aspen Snowmass, Thredbo, Ikon Pass, Air Canada and more. The silent auction is set to launch this week, with the charities the proceeds will be donated to being announced at launch.

Spicer’s Retreat

Book a February stay at any one of the Spicer’s Retreats across QLD and NSW, and 10% of your booking fee will be donated directly to Rural Aid.

Fire Break Auction

Fire Break is a one-off online auction for a luxurious stay in the Margaret River region. Up for grabs is a luxury package including a two-night stay at The Roozen Residence, private tour with Margaret River Discovery Co, and a private dinner by chef Tony Howell and Amato Vino. The winning bidder will also get a special delivery of wine by Amato Vino on returning home.

All funds raised will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Donation Matching

Hilton Australiasia

Members of the Hilton Honors program can donate to their fundraising campaign, and donations will be matched up to $100,000USD. Hilton Honors points can be donated here.

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel are matching your donations to their bushfire relief fund, up to $200K followers.
UPDATE: The target has been met, but they are still accepting donations.

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