PayPal Processed More Than $188 Million in Donations This Giving Tuesday, Setting New Record for Global Day of Giving
PayPal today announced that it processed a record-breaking $188 million globally this Giving Tuesday, the largest amount raised on the platform for the global day of giving since Giving Tuesday's inception in 2012. More than 1.6 million PayPal customers across 193 markets donated to causes they care about, amounting to over 2.1 million donations in total.  
 
"We are inspired by the generosity of our global community of employees and customers, who came together again on Giving Tuesday this year in record numbers to use the PayPal platform to support causes close to their hearts," said Franz Paasche, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PayPal. "We're grateful to the members of our PayPal community for all they do to support those in need around the world."
 
La Quinta by Wyndham to Launch in China with First Hotel in the Cultural Shandong Province
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, announces the debut of its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in China with the opening of La Quintaby Wyndham Weifang South scheduled for late December.
 
"The launch of our La Quinta by Wyndham brand in China marks our latest milestone in expanding Wyndham's multi-brand strategy through attractive and innovative hotel brands across the country. There is a strong demand for branded accommodation in emerging cities all across China– including Weifang – which is fast becoming a thriving destination for business and leisure. The La Quinta by Wyndham Weifang South, with its well-appointed guestrooms and collection of exceptional meeting venues, is set to bring our brand vision to life, and provide our guests with a fantastic leisure or business travel experience," said Joon Aun Ooi, President, Asia Pacific for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
 
Marriott Bonvoy Logs Into The Metaverse With Debut Of Travel-Inspired NFTs
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International's award-winning travel program featuring 30 extraordinary hotel brands and endless experiences, has teamed up with up-and-coming digital artists – TXREK, JVY, and Erick Nicolay – to create three Non-Fungible Tokens . Marriott Bonvoy will become the one of the first hospitality brands to create its own NFTs and will unveil the digital art, inspired by the travel program's recent global "Power of Travel" campaign, on Saturday, December 4 at Art Basel Miami Beach 2021.
 
"We are excited to bring our extraordinary portfolio of hotel brands and endless experiences into this growing platform," said Brian Povinelli, Senior Vice President, Brand, Loyalty, and Portfolio Marketing, Marriott International. "We continuously seek opportunities to defy what is conventional and, with our entry in the digital goods space, we are further igniting the transformative power of travel in the virtual world, while supporting this growing community of incredibly talented artists."
 
Natural Grocers® Invites The Greeley, CO Community To Celebrate The Grand Re-Opening Of Its Newly Renovated Store On December 16, 2021
Natural Grocers® announces the relocation of its Greeley, CO store to a renovated and larger space in the heart of downtown Greeley. When the doors to this new location open, at 1320 8th Avenue, the family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer will be filling an almost decade long void in the downtown area which has been without a grocery store since 2014. The current location will close on December 13 at 5:00 p.m. On December 16, 2021, Natural Grocers will welcome the Greeley community to its new convenient location and modernized shopping experience with a special Grand Re-opening celebration starting at 8:30 a.m.
 
The Greeley Natural Grocers good4u CrewSM has been proud to serve the community since the original location opened in 2010, which marked Natural Grocers 29th store in its home state of Colorado. The new store is 5,300 square feet larger than the original and boasts a contemporary layout, more efficient checkout experience, a Nutrition Education Center, and new product offerings throughout all departments.

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