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Travelling is one of the most rewarding, inspiring things we can do for ourselves as individuals. Travel benefits us in countless ways, from experiencing a new culture, meeting new people, and discovering something incredibly new about ourselves!

But you don’t have to look far to find evidence of how travel and tourism can negatively impact the destinations travelers visit. The festival scene in Chicago is just one of the many ways citizens are affected by municipalities that cater more to tourists than the existing infrastructure and social institutions that create a culture in a geographical area.

That’s why we’re delighted to announce our partnership with a brand-new hotel booking platform, Kind Traveler.

What is Kind Traveler?

Kind Traveler is a Public Benefit Corporation that’s the first socially conscious ‘Give + Get’ hotel booking and blog platform that empowers travelers to become a force for good that benefits the wellbeing of communities, the environment, and animals. Find out more here.

How Does It Work?

Travelers ‘give’ a $10 nightly donation to a local charity that positively impacts the neighborhood they are traveling to, or to a favorite charity on the platform. As a reward for donating, you can unlock discounted rates and other perks. Click to book at the Virgin Hotel Chicago and support SocialWorks!

How does $10 support SocialWorks?

Every night you stay using Kind Traveler, $10 will go towards SocialWorks’ youth empowerment programming. $10 could support OpenMike, Warmest Winter, and many more community events throughout the city of Chicago. Find out more about our programming by checking out our initiative page here.