Barcelona, Catalunya Espana (PressExposure) December 12, 2011 -- Open House Group, one of Europe´s largest online providers of holiday lets and hotels, has become the latest contributor to a remarkable charitable initiative.
Passports with Purpose, the brainchild of four Seattle travel bloggers, aims to combat issues in the developing world by tapping into the popularity of the travel blog community.
The project´s fundraising model sets travel bloggers the task of popularising a prize donated by a leading travel company. Open House Group is pleased to announce its donation of a three night stay for two in one of its most desirable apartments, in collaboration with Sherry Ott, founder of Ottsworld.com and co-founder of MeetPlanGo.com.
Sherry explained her involvement in this project:
'The Passports with Purpose fundraiser is an important event as it's a chance for bloggers like myself to give back to the communities we travel in, and it's also a way to work with travel industry partners like Oh-Barcelona which I utilize in my travels and believe in'.
Having increased its fundraising targets year on year since it was founded Passports with Purpose is now seeking to raise $80,000 to build two libraries in Zambia.
Taking part in this scheme is just one way in which Open House Group contributes to charities focused on the developing world. The company prides itself on the relationships it has built up with charities that emphasise the importance of providing education to the world´s poorest children.
Paul Anderson, Director of Marketing at Open House Group said:
'As a company we are very pleased to be working with an organisation that does so much to ensure that the online travel industry opens up its extensive community to raising money for the developing world.
When it comes to donating to charities we always ensure that we give to organisations with values that match our own and I think that this year Passports with Purpose offers us just that'.
For a chance to win some of the best prizes the travel industry has to offer, donations should be made to Passports with Purpose in increments of $10 via their website, http://www.passportswithpurpose.org/donate/ from 30th November 2011.
Open House Group is an online accommodation provider operating in cities across Europe and based in Barcelona.