COVID-19 SKÅL USA Information
A message to Skål USA members,
When I took over as Skål USA President on January 1, I had no idea where the world would be less than 3 months later. Most of us in the travel industry have been significantly impacted by the crisis of Covid-19 and the impact appears likely to get worse, before it gets better.
As the leading global tourism organization, we must be diligent about protecting our members. We also need to ensure that when this passes, we will be in a strong position to resume normal operations of our businesses and ensure that our organization will continue to thrive and grow. I have included in this new page a collection of resources that may be helpful to you and your club during these difficult and challenging times to our industry and your club…As always, please contact me at any time. Thank you for your leadership. Dave Ryan, President Skal International USA.
In this really tough time, I want to communicate the Executive Board’s support of you and our confidence in you and the travel industry’s ability to respond and recover from the impacts of this disastrous COVID-19 Virus.
Our major concern is the health and safety of all our Skålleagues, their clients, their families and our employees in our Torremolinos office in Spain…Peter C Morrison, President, Skål International
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION & UPDATE
Skål USA Presents, "A Conversation with Roger Dow", March 27 Click on the link above to hear the full conversation. Roger Dow’s advice for more information on the CORONAVIRUS & TOURISM: Skål USA Presents, "The Continuing Conversation with Roger Dow", August 13, 2020. Click on the link to hear Roger Dow's follow-up webinar giving us all up-to-date information on U.S. Travel Associations effort to get us back to work.
U.S. Travel Association Updates on Coronavirus and Tourism
- U.S. Travel Association General resource page
- Sign up form for our Coronavirus newsletters
- 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 Eligibility Guide
- CARES Act FAQs
- CARES Act for DMOs: U.S. Travel hosted a webinar on Thursday, April 9 on the eligibility and assistance for DMOs and staff. Watch
- Travel in the New Normal: Industry Guidance for promoting Health & Safety of all Travelers
COVID-19 Global Information
Skål International is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide travel professionals and business leaders in the Tourism and Travel sector with a summary of press releases, official statements, and keys from regulatory bodies and government ministries to have an objective perspective on the global situation of COVID 19 at all times. See the latest updates.
World Tourism Organization
Putting People first. The tourism sector, like no other economic activity with social impact, is based on interaction amongst people. UNWTO has been guiding the tourism sector’s response on several levels.
World Health Organization
Coronavirus disease outbreak
A website where you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease.
International Air Transport Association
Updated information by country
List of countries with restrictions updated day by day.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Latest Press Released to keep updated.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
COVID-19 Weekly Recap
Recap of facts, stats, official statements and key resources on COVID-19.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Small Business guidance and loan resources.