Amstelveen,
15
September
2012
|
09:00
Europe/Amsterdam

One-Day Holiday to Valencia for Chronically Ill and Disabled People

KLM and TUI Nederland in action for 42nd Red Cross flight

Summary

Around 70 guests, including 42 chronically ill and disabled people, will set off on the 42nd one-day holiday organised by the Netherlands Red Cross. Their excursion will, once again, take them to the Spanish city of Valencia. 

Every year, KLM takes great pleasure in helping the Red Cross give their guests an unforgettable experience. We are glad we can do this for these people, particularly because they often find it difficult to travel. Our crew and their caretakers will do everything in their power to ensure a pleasant trip to and from Valencia for these passengers.
Peter Hartman, President & CEO of KLM
We will do our utmost to make this a truly memorable day for the participants. Valencia is a beautiful city where many of our customers have experienced wonderful holidays. We hope the same will apply for our Red Cross guests after 15 September.
Steven van der Heijden, CEO of TUI

This special group of holidaymakers will fly there and back in a single day and will, among other things, visit the Oceanographic, Europe’s largest aquarium. The trip is a welcome diversion for the participants, many of whom have difficulty travelling. For some, this will even be the first time aboard a plane.

This Red Cross trip was made possible by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and tour operator TUI Nederland. KLM will make an entire aircraft and crew available for the excursion. 

Tour operator TUI Nederland has prepared a carefree programme of activities. 

This trip is unique, even by the standards of the Netherlands Red Cross, which has many years of experience in arranging holidays for those who are unable to travel alone. To ensure that the guests can get the most out of their excursion, no fewer than 35 Red Cross volunteers will be going along, including two doctors and six nurses of the Red Cross. Previous trips saw the Red Cross guests visiting Orlando, Majorca, Vienna, Prague, Dublin and Paris.

The Netherlands Red Cross
The Red Cross cares for people who are chronically ill and disabled, and has for many years been actively involved in tending to lonely people. The Red Cross has more than 35,000 volunteers, whose tasks include assisting 55,000 lonely, disabled and chronically ill people, by visiting them at home, babysitting, teaching them to use the internet, coaching and setting up phone circles. Every year, around 6,500 guests enjoy a specially tailored holiday aboard the cruise ship J. Henry Dunant or at one of the Red Cross holiday hotels.

 

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About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

About SkyTeam
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