Frontline workers in the fight against coronavirus will be offered 25% discounts in a ‘Holidays for Heroes’ campaign started by Hotelbeds.
Bookings can made via selected Hotelbeds channels and the bedbank’s retail brand Bedsonline.
The booking period will run from mid-May until October 31 for arrivals until the end of the year and all rates will be fully refundable.
Hotelbeds will also donate €5 to the International Committee of the Red Cross for every reservation with funds raised to assist vulnerable communities worldwide in the fight against Covid-19.
Workers such as health professionals, security forces, farmers, supermarket and pharmacy workers, delivery workers, cleaning staff, journalists will be among those eligible.
Hotelbeds is working to sign-up hotels to participate to offer exclusive discounts.
Global sales director Leon Herce said: “Despite the difficult situation many people around the world are experiencing, there are some very important unsung heroes that are giving their best by working for our safety and well-being: health professionals, police officers, supermarket employees and many more.
“We want to thank them in the way we know best – helping them with a holiday when the time is right.
“These negotiated exclusive rates on participating properties will do just that for them when this pandemic is eventually over, but giving them the certainty to book now knowing that the rates are refundable.
“Already we’ve heard from many hoteliers keen to offer discounts to heroes and participate in this campaign, but any extra hoteliers out there keen to participate should contact their Hotelbeds contracting manager today.
“Likewise we cannot stop thinking about all those who have been most affected by this pandemic, and that is why, for every booking received, Hotelbeds will donate €5 to the International Committee of the Red Cross for programmes to assist those most vulnerable to Covid-19.”