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TOURS REIMAGINED: OPEN DISCUSSION ON REBUILDING YOUR TOUR BUSINESS

June 9 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. is starring to open. Attractions, national parks, restaurants, hotels and more. Are you ready to create signature tours again for your customers? We are seeing a transformation in what customers are looking for in their tours. Join Kate Scopetti from Mid Atlantic Receptive Services; Bob Cline from U.S. Tours – Wholesale Group Travel; and Doug Anderson of Anderson Coach and Travel to learn from industry peers and hear best practices that will get you on the road to recovery. https://bit.ly/2zPhYkZ

STATES BEGIN TO SLOWLY RE-OPEN

As each state is changing their protocols daily,  this link  may be helpful during your  own re-opening planning process. The link goes into detail on what each U.S. state and Canadian providence, as well as the United Kingdom, has in place regarding stay-at-home orders and re-opening procedures.

ABA MEMBERS GET CREATIVE STAYING IN TOUCH WITH CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS

Times are scary. Business has come to a halt. But this can also be a time for you take this moment and plan how you will reconnect with customers and partners. Build your business for the future. Here are some ABA members who are using innovative ways to communicate with their customers and partners and help build their business for when travel resumes.

Read how members are staying in front of their customers during this time. (Updated 5/19)

LOOKING FOR A JOB? CHECK OUT THIS NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE TO THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

If you have recently joined the ranks of the unemployed and furloughed of the US Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Activities Industries, we invite you to register now at www.HTTA.us. HTTA is a benevolent, confidential and secured database meant to allow you to remain connected to the Trade Associations and DMOs you were involved with, which are unaware of your current work status. We will be adding new functionalities to benefit you once recovery starts, such as industry job boards, a continuous education resource center, and a recovery information repository.

ABA’S TRAVEL/TOURISM RESOURCE GUIDE

ABA has searched high and low to find you resources to help you during this downtime. Want to watch a webinar? We have webinars! Looking into take a new class? We found you classes! Looking for benefits that you didn’t know you should be taking advantage of? We got helpful links! Have you found helpful classes, webinars and links you think are worth sharing? Email Melanie at mhinton@buses.org

Helpful Links

ABA Member Benefits

World Tourism Organization

US Travel Association

DMO’s: Strategies to Prepare for Tourism Recovery

Hotel Jobs Matter!

ALHA’s Hospitality for Hope

#HireHospitality

Marriott International Launches Global Cleanliness Council to Promote Even Higher Standards of Cleanliness in the Age of COVID-19

Free (or Cheap) Online Classes, Webinars

ABA’s Past Webinars On Demand

Hubspot – Free Inbound Marketing Class

Cvent Class with code levelup2020

American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Course for Hotel Employees

Coursea Free Online Courses

Tourism Pro Academy

Udemy $10.99 Courses

Disney Imagineer Class

Edx

John Kennedy on Demand Free access thru May 15!


ABA Creates Tour Supplier Database to Operators Get Information on Destinations

ABA is compiling a Tour Supplier Database to assist Tour Operators access information on the status of destinations, hotels and attractions as well as their current sales contact information. These connections are important as we work towards rebuilding our industry. 
If you would like to send your destination’s information on what is open and what’s happening, please fill out this form.