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How the hospitality industry helps Lombok after the earthquake

How the hospitality industry helps Lombok after the earthquake

Lombok is recovering from a series of fatal earthquakes that occurred in July and August of this year, crumbling structures, especially in the small villages.

Wyndham Destinations has donated more than 56 million Indonesian Rupiah (US$3,760) of aid and essentials to 3 villages in Lombok affected by recent earthquakes and is encouraging global businesses in Indonesia to do the same.

Representatives from the international hospitality company presented the kits to the communities in Sigar Penjalin and Desa Tempos Kujur, Genggelang in Lombok’s north and Kog in the island’s east this week.

The kits provided each village with 2 wheelbarrows, blankets, plastic buckets, carpet, food items, sanitary items, clothing, baby nappies, mosquito repellent, tarpaulins, and rope to erect temporary accommodation while homes are rebuilt.

“The recovery process is well underway in Lombok and we are pleased to be part of the local and international effort seeking to restore this beautiful island to its glory as quickly as possible,” said Brian Townsend, Area General Manager of PT Wyndham Hotel Management, the Indonesian subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations.

“The damage to the island’s towns and cities was well-publicized and recovery often focuses on population centers, so we have chosen to support the recovery of three villages where the effects were just as severe. It is a way we can give back to the island’s residents and we would encourage other international operators represented in Indonesia to do the same.”

The money was raised through a direct donation from Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific, based in Australia, Wyndham Destinations’ managed properties in Indonesia, the properties’ owners, and the contributions of generous staff working in the hotels and resorts. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts also donated an additional 21 million Indonesian Rupiah.

“Staff at our Indonesian properties did not hesitate to contribute to the appeal and were passionate about helping others in their hour of need,” added Mr. Townsend.