This week, meet Operations Agent, Bevin, as he guides us through his hometown of Ft. Lauderdale in this episode of “My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees.”
In Episode Three, Bevin takes viewers on an exciting journey rollerblading on the scenic boardwalk, cruising the relaxing Intracoastal Waterway, and diving into entertaining nightlife inland. Bevin’s insider tips are sure to help you plan your next getaway to Ft. Lauderdale!
Southwest is proud to partner with Matador Network to release this four-episode series, which is a new take on a destination guide – it features Southwest Employees as the host for the videos, showcasing their hometowns. In this series, viewers will learn about everything from activities to dining with their insider tips! Our all-star Employees for this series feature: Flight Attendant Javier in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Provisioning Agent Angie in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee; Operations Agent Bevin in his hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and First Officer Deidre in her hometown of Denver, Colorado.
Be sure to check out the My City, My Heart videos here on the Southwest Community to help you plan your next trip!
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Have you experienced Nashville for yourself yet? Whether you’ve visited Music City or not, learn insider tips through this episode of My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees.
Episode Two features Southwest Provisioning Agent, Angie, as she leads viewers through her hometown of Nashville. Angie shows all the charm that Nashville has to offer. Not only is Nashville a hub for discovering new musical artists and line dancing the night away, but it also allows visitors to get off the beaten path to discover new friends that will warm their hearts.
Southwest is proud to partner with Matador Network to release this four-episode series called, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees. Follow four of our Employees as they show you the best places to go in their hometowns.
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It sometimes can be hard picking a location for your next vacation. There are so many great possibilities that it’s difficult to narrow it down. Not to worry! We’re here to help you by showing you some insider tips to give you the best spots to visit in our destinations. And who better to help you than our very own Employees!
Southwest is proud to partner with Matador Network to release the first of a four-episode series called, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees. Follow four of our Employees as they show you the best places to go in their hometowns.
Episode One features 12-year Employee and Southwest Flight Attendant Javier who takes us to his favorite spots from his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico! Javier will show you a unique way to see the beauty of his hometown island. From the beautiful beach of Isla Verde, to a popular cocktail and salsa place, there is so much Puerto Rico has to offer. He’ll even show you a more adventurous way to see San Juan: jet-skiing!
These episodes will launch on Matador Network’s digital channels in August. Starting in September, Southwest Customers can view the series onboard WiFi-equipped flights via the custom Southwest Destinations TV Channel on the Onboard Entertainment Portal.
In addition to the four episodes showcasing Southwest Employees and their hometowns, Southwest-sponsored editorial content will distribute across Matador Network. The editorial pieces highlight the value of using—not losing—hard-earned vacation days and perfecting the art of the five-day weekend, offering creative solutions to make your vacation days work even harder for rest and relaxation.
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In celebration of National Teddy Bear Day, which occurs each year on September 9, Southwest Airlines and Build-A-Bear Workshop are teaming up to donate 20,000 teddy bears to charitable organizations that Southwest supports. These bears will be donated to 36 children’s hospitals that are recipients of the airline’s Medical Transportation Grant Program, as well as Southwest charitable partners: Make-A-Wish® and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
In anticipation of National Teddy Bear Day 2018, Southwest and Build-A-Bear are donating the following:
More than 7,100 bears to 91 Ronald McDonald House Charities
More than 2,400 bears to Make-A-Wish chapters
More than 10,300 bears to 36 U.S. hospitals that are participants in Southwest’s Medical Transportation Grant Program
Additionally, Southwest Employees and Build-A-Bear associates are surprising Customers on 10 flights in 10 airports across the country with special Southwest and Build-A-Bear co-branded teddy bears. Southwest and Build-A-Bear have been designing the special co-branded bear since January 2018 to commemorate the brands teaming up for the first time.
The Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program has provided air travel to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations since 2007. To date, Southwest has donated more than $27.6 million in transportation to more than 69,000 patients and caregivers around the country. This year, Southwest is supporting 79 nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation charities located in 41 cities and 26 states.
Since 2016, Build-A-Bear has donated more than 64,000 teddy bears to organizations across the globe in honor of National Teddy Bear Day. Over the course of its nearly 21-year history, Build-A-Bear and its Guests have donated more than $50 million in funds and furry friends to children’s charities.
To learn more about the partnership, visit Southwest.com/buildabear. For downloadable assets, including videos and photos, please visit SWAMedia.com.
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