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Webinar: Conversation with  Join Teri Davena and Mario Giuliani, staff with the City of Benicia’s Office of Economic Development. Join Teri and Mario as they present “From Surviving to Thriving” – a case study of how one city is working to meet overwhelming challenges to tourism and small businesses faced with COVID-19 restrictions. The city of Benicia, CA has not only been flourishing but has laid out a groundwork for post COVID-19.
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Webinar: Conversation with Peter Pantuso, President & CEO, American Bus Association “The Way Forward with Peter Pantuso: What Happens Next with the Motorcoach and Group Travel Industry?”, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – 1:00 pm (ET)
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Webinar:  Conversation with Bob Shaff, “How to Rebound from COVID-19 pandemic with your customers (and your friends)”, Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Webinar: Continuing the Conversation with Anthony Melchiorri , September 23, 2020 (2 pm – ET)
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Webinar: Conversation with Eduardo Santander PhD, Executive Director/CEO of the European Travel Commission;  September 3, 2020 (10 am – ET)
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Webinar: Continuing the Conversation with Roger Dow, President & CEO – (USTA) – August 13, 2020 (2 pm – ET)
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Webinar: A conversation with Homeland Security/TSA  Pubic Information Manager, Lorie Dankers – August 6, 2020 (2 pm – ET)
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Webinar: A conversation with Kelly Craighead (CLIA) – July 16, 2020 (2 pm – ET)
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Webinar: A conversation with Dr. Mario Hardy (PATA) – July 15, 2020 (5:30 pm – ET)
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Webinar: A conversation with Terry Dale (USTOA) – July 9, 2020 (2 pm – ET)
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Webinar: A Conversation with Zane Kerby
Webinar: A Conversation with Anthony Melchiorri
Webinar: A Conversation with Chris Thompson
Webinar: A Conversation with Peter Greenberg
Webinar: A Conversation with Roger Dow

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Webinar: 2020 Virtual Skål USA AGM & NCM
Young Skål: Educational Member Presentation

Coronavirus Information & Updates

Skål USA Presents, "A Conversation with Roger Dow"
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Roger Dow's advice for more information on the CORONAVIRUS & TOURISM:
U.S. Travel Association Updates on Coronavirus and Tourism

CARES Act: U.S. Travel provides answers to the most commonly-asked questions, including the types of assistance available and how the CARES Act applies to specific businesses and organizations.

CARES Act for DMOs: U.S. Travel is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. MST to answer questions about eligibility and assistance for DMOs and staff.
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October 20, 2020: “The First US Woman VP elected on Skal International Executive Board,”  — On October 17th, 2020, during the 81st Annual General Meeting held online, Burcin Turkkan representing the United States has been elected as the Senior Vice President on the Skal International Executive Board. Turkkan is the first female Skal International USA member to be elected on the Skal International Executive Board and reaching the ranking of Senior Vice President at the Skal International level. Read More here!

  • September 23, 2020: Please join me in congratulating Skål DC member Elliott L. Ferguson II, President & CEO at Destination DC  on his recognition by Northstar Meetings Group as a top 25 influencer of the Meetings Industry. Read more here!
  • October 7, 2020: Today, Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announces the launch of Brand USA Global Marketplace—a one-stop shop for U.S. travel partners and international audiences to interact. Brand USA Global Marketplace is a custom-built, always-on, virtual platform that provides access to a diverse range of U.S. destinations, attractions, and points of interest for the international travel industry. A reimagined version of traditional trade shows and industry events, the digital platform solves the need for the U.S. travel community to engage with the global tourism industry while international travel is limited due to the impacts of COVID-19.Christopher L. Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA, says, “We are thrilled to launch Brand USA Global Marketplace in 2020. This is a ground-breaking digital platform that will enable U.S. partners and international audiences to foster meaningful business relationships and critical connections, at a time when it is needed most. Together, we’re building the future of U.S. tourism.” Learn More!
  • October 14, 2020: Some wonderful news for a change as Skål DC member Markus Platzer, GM at InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.  was voted NO 1 hotel  in Washington D.C. by Conde Nest Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2020. Markus was appointed in August 2017 and he and his team have led this wonderful historic hotel to new heights. Congratulations Markus from all your friends at Skål DC. We value your membership in Skål DC. Read More here!
  • October 22, 2020: Skål International, the world’s largest Travel and Tourism Association, held its 81 annual General Assembly Meeting last week and honored Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, as the Skål International “Ambassador of the Year”… Read More here!
  • October 23, 2020:  Three Skål International Washington DC Members Recognized Internationally. Roger Dow,  William Moyer, and Steve Richer bring home honors to the USA. Read More here!

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May 11: Hotel Impossible host Anthony Melchiorri  announcing USA #HOSPITALITYSTRONG RELIEF FUNDRAISER effort with Skål USA President Dave Ryan and Mark Irlang, Skal USA Long Island President on  “Checking In Blog with Anthony & Glenn”

May 5: Skål USA President Dave Ryan joins the PHL Diversity Podcast, “Building a Sustainable Career in Tourism and Travel” 

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