Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods Teams Up With Kind Traveler

Fort Myers’ Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods, in partnership with Kind Traveler, has launched a sustainable travel initiative focused on making charitable donations to CROW on Sanibel Island.

With the Earth Day 2022 theme of “Invest in Our Planet,” this is a unique opportunity for travellers to visit the Fort Myers area and help the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Kind Traveler is the first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking and education platform that empowers travellers to make a positive community and environmental impact to the destinations they visit.

Creating a Win with Travellers, Hotels and CROW

Through Kind Traveler’s Give + Get platform, with a minimum US$10 donation to CROW on Kind Traveler, visitors can access exclusive rates and perks with curated Kind Hotels in the Fort Myers area. The entire donation goes to CROW, creating a win for the traveller, the charity, the destination and the hotel.

Participating Lee County hotels, all recognized by their sustainability efforts as participants in the Florida Green Lodging Program, include:

  • Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach
  • DiamondHead Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach
  • The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral

Caring for more than 5,000 wildlife patients per year and 200 species of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, a $10 donation to CROW Clinic can:

  • Provide five days of fish to a pelican recovering from red tide
  • Provide five days of fish to a bald eagle with a broken wing
  • Provide 1-2 weeks of antibiotics for a gopher tortoise that was hit by a car

Why Now?

As indicated in the 2022 Impact Tourism Report by Kind Traveler, 96% of respondents indicated it was important for their travel dollars to make a positive impact in the destinations they visit. Additionally, almost 50% of respondents stated that the hardest part about travelling sustainably was finding accommodations that are sustainable and socially conscious.

“As a destination that embraces sustainability with 120,000 acres of land conserved, offering dozens of nature preserves for exploration, abundant wildlife and protected species, and 150 miles of designated bike paths & trails, Fort Myers’ Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods is thrilled to participate in creating new offerings for sustainable travel for travellers to give back to CROW when booking with Kind Traveler,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Participating Kind Hotels

Pink Shell Resort & Marina: The first Fort Myers Beach hotel to become a Florida Green Lodging member, Pink Shell recently achieved the highest-level sustainability 4 Palm recognition.

DiamondHead Beach Resort: Designated “Green” for meeting the criteria of the Florida Green Lodging Program with a 2 Palm recognition, DiamondHead offers a sun-kissed island paradise on Fort Myers Beach.

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village: Neighbouring Fort Myers and Sanibel, this 1-Palm Florida Green Lodging member is in the heart of Cape Coral offering some of the best views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River and Tarpon Point Marina.