I think we could all use a feel-good story right about now, and American Airlines and Hyatt have given us exactly that.
American Airlines and Hyatt are awarding more than 4,000 healthcare workers in New York City with free vacations later this year. They’ll receive roundtrip flights on American Airlines, plus three nights at select Hyatt properties in the US and Caribbean.
Specifically, those at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst are getting a free vacation to help them recharge. This was one of the hospitals that has dealt with the most COVID-19 patients, and they increased ICU capacity by 500% in response.
The two travel brands will be rewarding everyone from doctors to nurses to food services teams.
The press release specifically notes that healthcare workers can travel “later this year.” With so much doubt about when it’s responsible to travel again, I’m curious how the timing of that works out.
Here’s a video from Good Morning America of hospital workers learning about this surprise:
— Ross Feinstein (@RossFeinstein) May 9, 2020
What a great thing to see — it’s nice when companies do good, and they most definitely deserve some positive coverage for this.