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Choice Provides Support for Disaster Relief

Survivors of the worst natural disaster in recent history will be getting much needed assistance quickly, thanks in part to Choice Hotels International. Worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels in partnership with Phoenix based Connect-Worldwide, an international travel representation company, Swift Transportation, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Northwest Airlines and O Premium Waters will supply 40 tons of O Premium Waters to Indonesia.

The shipment will be delivered to Los Angeles via Swift Transportation and transported via Asiana Airlines from Los Angeles to Indonesia tomorrow morning. Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) will handle the ground transportation to the worst affected areas in Indonesia.

Additionally, the Choice Hotels Foundation will match contributions to relief agencies from franchisees, hotel employees and Choice associates, up to a total giving of $50,000.

“The generosity and support of our franchisees and employees for this unprecedented global humanitarian effort will help thousands of people reclaim and rebuild their lives,” said Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., president and chief executive officer. “While the total devastation of this horrible tragedy is not yet known, Choice Hotels wants to offer its help and assistance to the worldwide relief efforts.”