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The world is facing the worst global crisis since WWII, threatening everyone. Job losses around the world are shaking the global economy. Layoff in global tourism are mounting at the rate of one million a day, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Like many other companies in the travel and tourism industry, Triip is struggling due to lockdown and travel bans. We would have never expected this situation but at the end of the day, we have a choice. We can choose either to go back home and try to survive day by day. Or we can continue to work as hard as possible.
We decided to fight with insufficient resources together. Instead of trying to just make it through the current situation, we at Triip decided to join hands with the governments and health specialists around the world to lessen the impact of this global pandemic. Together we can leave this behind and move forward stronger than ever.
Together We Can Make it
Within 72 hours, every Triip members, from our product team to growth team, from full time members to enthusiastic interns, came up with an amazing idea and submitted a project for the #BuildforCOVID19 hackathon. More than that, we made it happen before knowing if we could have won or not.
And we did it, together. Our project was selected to be highlighted as one of 89 out of 1,500 submissions.
We won with the belief that everyone can be a heroes, not only health care professionals. That is the beginning of Stay Home Heroes campaign. We pay for people to stay at home, reinforcing the implementation of social distancing.
We cannot stop the COVID-19 pandemic by waiting. We stop it by doing small things together. Remember, little things matter.