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Airbnb and EENA announce partnership to promote 112 all over Europe!
On European 112 Day (11 February), Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality platform, updated their safety card to include 112 as the pan European emergency number. The initiative will help to inform hosts and guests around the world of the number to call in an emergency whilst travelling in Europe.
“Over 70 million guests have traveled on Airbnb and we know that incidents are rare, but we also know that emergency situations can happen. We’re pleased to be working with EENA to provide another resource to our community in case of an emergency, and as always we will continue working on additional tools and resources to support our community.” said Clark Stevens, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Engagement of Airbnb.
Gary Machado, EENA Executive Director, congratulated Airbnb for this initiative: “We are very happy to have worked with the Airbnb team over the last few months. I want to thank them for their contribution to public safety in Europe.”
EENA looks forward to working with Airbnb in the future and to continue promoting 112 all over of Europe.
EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.
The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.