Oyo Hotels and Homes is setting up a dedicated fund of US$200,000 to support its partners and their families in the South-east Asian region who have been impacted by Covid-19.
This is the second fund by Oyo in Asia, following the hospitality chain’s dedicated fund of more than RMB one million (US$142,000) in China to support infected employees and their family members.
Oyo CEO for South-east Asia, Japan & Middle East, Mandar Vaidya, alongside other members of the leadership team for South-east Asia, have also pledged to donate a portion of their salaries for February 2020 to the fund.
Vaidya said in a statement: “The hospitality industry has been impacted and we are also concerned with the impact Covid-19 has on our partners as they come to grips with the current situation. Our responsibility as #TeamOYOSEA compels us to come out in full support of everyone connected to Oyo as we navigate through this difficult phase”.
He added: “Oyo stands in solidarity with all OYOprenuers and our partners in the region. Our effort reflects the organisation’s culture and values, which we hope, would spur others in the region to do their part during this challenging and uncertain time.”