Dragon Trail Interactive received an Outstanding Contribution Award for Fighting the Epidemic at the TravelDaily Conference’s 2020 Digital Travel Awards in Shanghai on 26 November.
The award was given for Dragon Trail’s volunteer work on the City Together app in January 2020, which provided a platform for frontline medical workers to find accommodation in Wuhan.
On January 24, as Hubei Province went into lockdown, Xiao Yaxing, a young woman who runs three hotels in Wuhan, started a WeChat group called the Hotel-Apartment Volunteer Union. The group was joined by the Fliggy Wuhan accommodation team, hotels, and apartment owners, and Chinese travel media TravelDaily, who all came together to call on the hotels of Wuhan to provide free accommodation for frontline medical staff and volunteers in major hospitals.
The Hotel-Apartment Volunteer Union then came up with the idea of an online platform to facilitate linking medical staff with accommodation providers, and approached developers, including those from the Dragon Trail Interactive team, to build it. Dragon Trail’s volunteer team responded immediately, getting the app online in just 48 hours.
Dragon Trail CEO George Cao (left) with TravelDaily China Founder and CEO Charlie Li
Dragon Trail was one of 12 recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award for Fighting the Epidemic. The other winners were: Trip.com Group, Jinjiang Hotels (China), Meituan Travel, Fliggy, Dongcheng Hotels Group, Xiamen Airlines, Spring Airlines, OTA app “Flight Manager” (航班管家), Umetrip (航旅纵横), Mars Volunteer Alliance (火星志愿联盟), and Hotel-Apartment Volunteer Union.
Click here to read more about the TravelDaily Conference’s 2020 Digital Travel Awards (in Chinese).
Click here to read more about the City Together app.