Portsmouth, New Hampshire--(January 19, 2010)-- Hideaways Aficionado® Club, this country's premier travel club for discerning international travelers has come up with a unique approach for helping the earthquake victims of Haiti. For each new member that joins the club by January 31 at its regular annual membership fee of $195, Hideaways will contribute $100, in the member's name, to the American Red Cross, specifically for disaster relief fund.
"In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, Haiti and its people are in desperate need of our help," says Mike Thiel, Founder and President of Hideaways InternationalTM, Inc. (www.Hideaways.com) and a long-time Caribbean travel buff. "I asked myself what we at Hideaways can do to help, beyond contributing something ourselves, and it occurred to me that the thing that unites our members is their passion for travel, and for experiencing the world and its special places and people."
So Thiel contacted the American Red Cross to see if Hideaways International might act as a "collection point" for contributions. "They thought it was a great idea," says Thiel. "Now passionate world travelers have an easy and almost irresistible way to make a contribution. By joining the Hideaways Aficionado Club, they will get all the travel savings, insider advice, special perks and privileges, and personal travel planning assistance that our club has been known for, for 31 years, plus know that they have helped a good cause and, as the donation will be made in their individual names, their $100 contribution should be deductible."
Travelers can help Haiti and join the Hideaways Aficionado Club online, at www.Hideaways.com/HelpHaiti, or by calling Hideaways International at 800-843-4433, M - F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.
Hideaways International will supply the Red Cross with each new member's name and address, and the Red Cross will send each new member a letter acknowledging the contribution.
About Mike Thiel
Mike Thiel founded Hideaways International in 1979. Over the last three decades, he has traveled the world sampling its best lodgings and travel experiences, and has become a sought-after guest on radio and television news and talk shows across the country.
To arrange an interview with Mike Thiel, contact Gail Richard at 603-430-4433, ext. 112, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hideaways International
Hideaways International, Inc., which operates the Hideaways Aficionado® Club, has been seeking the best-of-kind and the out-of-the-ordinary for its savvy, discerning, and well-traveled members for more than three decades. Members, who hail from around the world, range from notable celebrities, musicians, publishers, authors, captains of industry, and politicians to ordinary folks with extraordinary taste. All are part of this lively community with a passion for travel away from the madding crowds.
For more information, visit www.Hideaways.com or contact Gail Richard at 603-430-4433, ext. 112, or email@example.com.