Travel in the New Normal: Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safty of All Travelers - Prepared by the U.S. Travel Association and developed based on centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US White House guidelines: "Opening Up America Again" and in sultation wth public health experts.
Events Industry Council: The EIC conducted a free webinar recently and has put together a long list of resources from industry associations and professionals that can help with important decision-making. This information speaks directly to the effect on the business events industry. Click here to visit EIC's COVID-19 page.
Advocacy Efforts - Collaborative efforts with the EIC have resulted in a number of communication pieces in support of relief effort for the events industry.
- M. Rubio 20 March 2020 sent Fri, 20 March to robust list of key US Representatives
- A Global Focused Letter that can be used for advocacy outside the United States
- A US Focus Letter that can be used for advocacy in the United States
- EIC Global Economi Significance Study (pdf)
- Customizable Global Relief Letter
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Local CVB/Tourism Burueau/DMO Websites: Stay in close communication and rely on your CVB/Tourism Bureau/DMO for up to date information for your destination. Many have added pages and resources specific to their destination as they are working closely with government officials, especially as it pertains to travel restrictions into specific destinations.
NFIB - National Federation of Independent Business (US): NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.
COVID-19 Related News
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