Company executives take to the streets

A homelessness charity has slammed a Dutch travel company’s
plans to charge business executives £450 for a two-night
“rough sleeping experience” in Glasgow, followed by a night in a
five-star hotel, as part of a corporate team-building exercise.

In a counter stunt to highlight the travel company’s ridicule of
street homeless people, Shelter this week asked members of the
Scottish parliament to give a donation to “a member of the Scottish
business community” who, complete with pin-stripe suit, bowler hat
and briefcase, was begging outside MSP offices in Edinburgh.

“Today’s event is a light-hearted dig at an idea that’s badly
misplaced,” said Shelter Scotland’s director Liz Nicholson. “Every
year thousands of people end up on the streets. For them there is
no five-star hotel waiting.” All the money raised by Shelter’s
stunt will be given to homeless people in and around the Scottish
parliament buildings.

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