From October to December 2016, guests at COMO Hotels and Resorts’ 13 hotels across Asia, Australia, Europe, America and the Caribbean can make a lasting difference to local communities simply by using a MasterCard to settle their hotel bills.
Every MasterCard transaction at COMO means a US$25 donation through MasterCard’s Purchase with Purpose programme, benefitting community organisations and schools in each destination. Guests pay nothing extra, and leave with the satisfaction of having made a lasting difference in the local communities within which their hotel is located.
This is the seventh year of the global partnership between COMO and MasterCard. To date, the initiative has raised over US$280,000 for more than 6,000 beneficiaries, supporting programmes such as hospitality training for high school students and underserved women in Thailand, financial and educational support to students and entrepreneurs in Bali and Bhutan, and life and vocational skills training for youth in London, the Maldives and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Beneficiaries for this year’s COMO-MasterCard Purchase with Purpose will include:
Your Sanctuary: Supporting women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, supported by COMO The Halkin and COMO Metropolitan London (UK).
Prathandee Foundation: Life and employment skills training for underserved women, supported by COMO Metropolitan Bangkok (Thailand).
Feeding South Florida: Access to food for underprivileged children, supported by COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach (USA).
Youth Focus: Life skills training for youth, supported by COMO The Treasury, Perth (Australia).
Maafushi and Guraidhoo Secondary School: Upgrading technical learning facilities, supported by COMO Cocoa Island (The Maldives).
Guraidhoo Thaa Island School: Professional diving training, supported by COMO Maalifushi (The Maldives).
Raymond Gardiner High School: Upgrading school facilities, supported by COMO Parrot Cay (Turks and Caicos Islands).
Panyanukul School: Upgrading vocational learning facilities, supported by COMO Point Yamu, Phuket (Thailand).
RENEW: Building a shelter for at-risk women, supported by COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha (Bhutan).