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Webinar: The Future of Travel with Richard Bangs

When: May 12, 2pm (EST)

About: What do bookings look like in the days ahead? Where will people be staying? Where are they likely to go? And what of masks? Pricing?  Overtourism? Where are trends, trending? Is revenge travel a thing, or will regenerative travel likely get the last word?  Richard Banga, co-founder and Chief Adventure Officer of the website, www.Steller.co will present a half-hour presentation, using video and photos from the social media platform he co-founded. Bangs not only presents a compelling snapshot of where travel is today and where we may expect it to go as more of us are vaccinated, but he also strikes a balance between cheerily or overly optimistic predictions and a realistic assessment of the changing landscape, and what we should expect in the days ahead. Not only challenges but opportunities.  Join this webinar on  May 12 at 2:00 pm (EST)

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Webinar: The future of travel with Pauline Frommer from Frommer’s Guidebooks About: Frommer will discuss what she’s seeing, in terms of both the near and long-term changes. This webinar will cover the types of destinations that will likely be popular going forward, the types of vacations Americans seem to be gravitating towards, and other issues that will likely shape travel going forward. This webinar was held on  April 14
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Webinar: Exhibitions and Conferences Industry Updates featuring David DuBois  About: This session will provide an overview of the current status of the exhibitions and conferences industry. Realities and considerations will be shared that will help participants understand what is being done to safely relaunch our industry and assist the efforts to advocate and enhance the profitability and engagement of the overall industry ecosystem. This industry is a critical element of the overall hospitality ecosystem. Webinar held on  March 31
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Webinar: Seeing the good – an industry call to action from Tourism Cares featuring Greg Takehara. This interactive webinar looks into about Tourism Cares, the convening and philanthropic arm of the travel and tourism industry, and shares their strategy centered around sustainability and resiliency.  Webinar held on March 16th.
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Webinar: How to Add More Zing to Zoom Meetings featuring Catherine Heeg. How are Skal Clubs using video conferencing to engage their membership and attract new members? Join Catherine as she explores how clubs across North America are getting creative in these tricky times. We’ll get into the weeds with her and look at ways clubs are using Zoom and other meeting software.  Webinar held on  February 25th
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Webinar: Get to know The Travel Institute with Patty Noonan.  The Travel Institute offers a variety of travel and tourism courses. Why not increase your travel knowledge during the pandemic while earning certification like CTC, CTIE and more? Webinar held on February 3rd. 
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2021
  • March 30, 2021:  Tim Hemphill from Skål International New Orleans had a story featured in the March/April edition of Venue Professional.  Click here to be taken straight to the story.
2020
  • 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!
  • 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 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!
  • 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 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.  Learn More!
  • 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!


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Webinar: Conversation with Tourism Panel of Industry Experts featuring Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association; Zane Kerby, President & CEO, American Society of Travel Advisors; Dave Hilfman, Interim Executive Director, Global Business Travel Association & Chip  Rodgers, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association. “The Current Impact on the Travel Industry and its Future Outlook”.  Wednesday, December 16 -1 pm (ET)

 

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Webinar: Conversation with Teri Davena and Mario Giuliani, 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.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 – 2:00 pm (ET).

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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
2 pm (ET)

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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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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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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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