Breaking Travel News Launches Online Charity Auction to Support Tsunami Appeal has today unveiled an online charity auction specifically to support the tourism industry of tsunami-affected countries.

ÊHolidays in 20 of ebookers’ top destinations, including Australia, Rio, Las Vegas, Antigua, Paris, New York, Hawaii, Auckland and Cape Town, will be available to bid for until 1 February, after which time the successful bidders will be alerted.Ê All of the holidays are for two people.

All the money bid in these actions will go directly to the British Red Cross and other UK charities, to provide assistance to affected destinations. For further information or to take part in this auction visit

Chris Sherlock, marketing director at ebookers plc, comments, “As an operator, we are very well positioned to help the affected destinations re-build after the terrible events recently.Ê We have joined with Travel Aid 50 to raise money but we felt there was more we could do, both to give money directly to the charities involved and also to continue to encourage tourists to keep travelling - to all destinations.Ê We’ve specifically chosen to include Langkawi in Malaysia in our bid as one of the destinations that was affected but is still very much open for business.Ê

“We would encourage holidaymakers to continue travelling to these countries - they need our support more than ever.”