In 2018 AIDA Cruises is
continuing its ongoing commitment to social, cultural and charitable projects. On
March 9, 2018, at the ITB in Berlin, Hansjörg Kunze, Vice President
Communication & Sustainability, presented a check for 42,265 euros to the
Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP for the reconstruction of an
elementary school in Dinagat in the Philippines. The donation is part of the
money raised from a charity raffle that AIDA traditionally holds aboard the
AIDA fleet on New Year's Eve. Severe floods destroyed many schools in the
region in December.
"Many of our employees aboard the
AIDA fleet come from the Philippines, so working with the Reiner Meutsch
Foundation to provide direct help on the ground and give children the chance to
attend school is a matter very close to our heart," Hansjörg Kunze, Vice
President Communication & Sustainability said on presenting the check at
the ITB in Berlin.
A continuous commitment to
charitable projects is an important part of the AIDA corporate culture. Since
2005 the company has supported various SOS-Children's Villages projects around
the world with over one million euros. Mercy Ships, which among others offers
urgently required medical treatment in crisis regions on board of the hospital
ship "Africa Mercy", does not alone receive financial aid, AIDA colleagues are
also working as volunteers aboard. The six prize-winners of the Goldene Bild
der Frau 2017 were also happy to receive support of 10,000 euros each from AIDA
Cruises in recognition of their services to charity.
More information about AIDA's
commitment to the environment and society is available at www.aida.de/aidacares.
Rostock, March 12, 2018
AIDA Cruises is one of the
fastest growing and commercially most successful tourism businesses in Germany.
The company employs about 11,400 people from 40 countries on shore and on board
AIDA ships. AIDA Cruises operates one of the world's most state-of-the-art
fleets, currently comprised of 12 cruise ships. Three new ships built at the
Meyer shipyard in Papenburg (Germany) will join the fleet by 2023. From 2018
on, AIDA Cruises will be the world's first cruise line capable of powering its
new generation of ships entirely with LNG (liquefied natural gas). More
information can be found at www.aida.de