Today, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts launched a new program called “Carry-on Charity” in line with the increasingly-popular trend of meeting attendees looking to give back while traveling.
“Carry-on Charity” provides visiting groups with need lists from local charities, encouraging attendees to pack items to donate. Groups have the option to deliver the items to the charity, making for a memorable and moving team-building activity and an authentic way to immerse in local culture. Guests have the option to pack items in their individual suitcases, or the resort can send a personalized duffel bag with a Carry-on Charity logo to the meeting planner and all items can be packed in that.
To incentive participation, the resorts will provide one $25 F&B credit to any group attendees who bring one full bag packed with charity items to offset the additional checked baggage airline fee. Additionally, when five or more total bags are received from a group, the property’s General Manager will present a framed award during a group event and the hotel will cover costs of transporting the donations to the charity. The nine properties participating in Carry-on Charity include:
• Aruba Marriott Resort
• Renaissance Aruba Resort
• JW Marriott Los Cabos
• CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
• JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
• Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort
• Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Beach Resort
• CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
• St. Kitts Marriott Resort