Coronavirus Travel Sentiment Survey Findings – Weekly Updates

Courtesy of Destination Analysts
Tuesdays | 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time
With the global spread of COVID19, the travel industry is facing an unprecedented crisis. To help industry leaders navigate their response strategy and communicate to their stakeholders and communities, Destination Analysts is fielding a weekly survey of 1,200+ American leisure and business travelers, representing each region of the U.S. These timely insights into feelings and behaviors related to travel will provide important data to gauge the pandemic’s changing impact on travel as a lifestyle priority, as well as when travel demand will rebound—and from which traveler segments and to which types of destinations first.

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Biweekly Industry Update Webinar: Prepare for the Bounce Back

Courtesy of Destinations International
June 3, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
It is time to prepare now for a show of interest in rescheduling flights, hotel nights and events. Join this panel of industry experts as they discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 going forward, strategies for recovery, and how they are creating best practices and guidelines around welcoming tourists and business travelers back to their destinations.

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Reimagining Major Travel Experiences Webinar

Courtesy of Miles Partnership and Ketchum
June 4, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
There will be no such thing as “business as usual” for the tourism industry’s key experience providers in a post COVID-19 reality. Airlines, hotels/resorts, restaurants, attractions, sports and events are the key building blocks of destination experiences and have all been greatly impacted by this epidemic. In this unique webinar, you’ll hear from speakers representing major professional sports franchises, global hotel and airline brands and international attractions. They’ll talk about how they’ve maintained a connection with their customers through these unprecedented times and, perhaps more importantly, how they plan to resume marketing – and operating – in a world that is likely to require a brand-new approach to the customer experience.

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Assessing Recovery: Best Practices for Communicating Health and Safety Guidance at Businesses

Courtesy of U.S. Travel
Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
This webinar in the Assessing Recovery series will dive into another angle of the reopening experience. Insights and lessons learned from hotels, attractions and airports will be the focus as they navigate their roads to recovery.
Speakers include: Ivar Satero, airport director at San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Jason Freeman, vice president of security, safety, health & environmental at Six Flags Inc.; and Tom O'Shea, managing director for Sunriver Resort.

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Webinar 3: Inspiring Travelers during COVID-19 through Data and Creativity

Courtesy of Expedia Group Media Solutions
June 4, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. Pacific  Time
Join Expedia Group Media Solutions and special guest speakers from Expedia Group User Research teams and eMarketer as they discuss the latest traveler sentiment and digital marketing trends and how travel advertising might be impacted in a world forever changed by the COVID-19 crisis. They will take a look at digital creative guidelines to learn how brands are evolving their messaging to meet customers’ evolving expectations around health and safety and what this might mean for travel marketers.
Join the webinar for a discussion with:

  • Tammy Snow, Senior Director of User Research, Expedia Group
  • Marissa Coslov, Vice President, eMarketer Inc.

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Relief for DMOs: Understanding Economic Development Administration Grants

Courtesy of U.S. Travel and Destinations International
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
U.S. Travel and Destinations International will host a joint webinar featuring representatives from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) who will share more information about the $1.5 billion for EDA grants provided under the CARES Act. Learn who qualifies, how to apply and what kind of projects are likely to be funded to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Stick around for Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Speakers: Dana Gartzke, performing the delegated duties of the assistant secretary of commerce for economic development; Joel Frushone, director, office of external affairs and communications, Economic Development Administration; and Phil Lovas, deputy assistant secretary for the National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce to the EDA.

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COVID-19 Webinar Series #8

Courtesy of Miles Partnership
June 23, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Speakers include Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, former Director of Visit Iceland (2007-2020), and Amir Eylon, President & CEO of Longwoods International. In the Clarity in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Miles is coordinating and curating the latest research and updates from industry leaders related to COVID-19 and the tourism industry to bring you thoughtful and fact-based insights and recommendations. Through this webinar series, Miles will spotlight industry leading research and data providers as well as DMOs and travel experts from around the globe in search of answers to timely, critical questions.

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