Those of us from Festiva would like to send our heartfelt condolences to all of those affected by the shootings in Orlando. This touched us on a very personal level as we have over 300 employees at our Orlando offices. We also have three affiliated resorts in Orlando and numerous partner companies and industry peers with employees in the area. Indeed, this tragedy has struck very close to home for us. Orlando is a crown jewel of the vacation industry, and the diverse and hospitable people who call the city home are a huge part of what make it a destination worth visiting time and time again. We are saddened to see such a senseless act happen anywhere, but especially in such an incredibly loving city. We are working with our Orlando based staff to determine the best way we can help.
If you are looking for a way to help the victims of the shooting and their families, please visit the GoFundMecampaign set up by the organization Equality Florida. Equality Florida also offers information about counseling available, blood drives and vigils for the victims.