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The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families.
Learn what the different parts of CARES Act mean for you and your travel business with the guides below:
Small Business Administration Business Interruption Loans (Paycheck Protection Program)
Emergency Stabilization Fund (Federal Reserve Facilities and Programs)
Click here to find lenders available by state and region from the Small Business Administration.
Highlights of the CARES Act include:
In an effort to support communities across the country during this unprecedented public health crisis, AHLA announced a new initiative – Hospitality for Hope – to connect hotel properties with the health community, struggling to find housing and support as the COVID-19 public health crisis grows.
Hotels interested in joining AHLA's Hospitality for Hope can volunteer HERE.
AzLTA is committed to providing our members with up-to-date resources, webinars, information and recommendations from our state and national partners. Daily updates will be shared on our website so please reference it often and share it with your network.
While COVID-19 issues dominate nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives, we’re proud to be working to support the needs of our industry across the state.
Help for Hospitality Workforce:
The Arizona Office of Tourism is partnering with the Arizona Commerce Authority Office of Economic Opportunity to connect our displaced hospitality workforce with industries that are urgently hiring during the COVID-19 crisis. Go here for information and please share with your HR Directors and displaced employees as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need the assistance of our team, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Blaine at email@example.com
We are learning more about COVID-19 (formerly known as the novel coronavirus) in the news and around the travel industry. The US Travel Association and the Arizona Office of Tourism are reminding travelers that there are no restrictions on travel in the US and no indication that travel plans here should be altered for any public health reason.
As the news of the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we want to assure you and your clients that Discover Flagstaff is proactively taking the steps necessary to help people feel confident about travel to Flagstaff or attending an upcoming event. U.S. public health and security officials have been clear in stating that the threat of COVID-19 in the United States remains low and Arizona health officials are in communication with the CDC and are taking precautions to ensure public safety is a top priority.
We encourage you to consider the following safety precautions:
As you communicate with your visitors or meeting attendees, please share these protective measures to minimize the risks of illness:
Please review the CDC’s website, which extensively covers COVID-19 and includes detailed information, situation updates and even offers an event planner checklist for the pandemic flu. Meetings Mean Business, the meetings arm of the U.S. Travel Association, has also prepared resources for meeting planners planning during this outbreak. In addition, Coconino County Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services are updating their websites regularly to keep locals and businesses informed of any state-wide and county changes.
As an industry, we should prioritize calming the fears of the traveling public and encourage smart, guided travel planning. The best way to achieve this is through education and reassurance from trusted sources. Our concern is for all who are affected by this health challenge, and we are hopeful for a swift resolution that keeps travelers to and within America safe and secure.
If you have any questions, or would like to keep us informed, please contact me.
Discover Flagstaff CVB Director
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