This Week’s Webinar Series
This week, we will be offering two installments in Visit Orlando's Webinar Series, delivering relevant information to assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LIVE WEBINAR: Managing through the COVID-19 Crisis
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Hosted By: Daryl Cronk, Sr. Director of Market Research & Insights, Visit Orlando
Guest Speaker: John Hach, Senior Industry Analyst, TravelClick
Most hotels are operating with limited resources creating a critical need for reliable data related to the crisis and its recovery. This webinar will provide exclusive Demand 360 data driven analysis of hotel booking pace to help you determine critical operating standards during this unprecedented time along with how to adapt your communication strategy and steps you can take today to prepare for recovery.
LIVE WEBINAR: How is COVID-19 Changing the Business Events Industry?
Friday, May 1, 2020
Hosted By: Mike Waterman, Chief Sales Officer, Visit Orlando
Guest Speaker: Sherrif Karamat, President & CEO, PCMA
Next Week’s Webinar – Save the Date
Travel Marketing in Uncertain Times: Taking on COVID-19
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Hosted By: Danielle Hollander, Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Orlando
Guest Speaker: Alex Luong, Facebook Account Manager overseeing some of the largest advertiser relationships in the travel space
Member Orientation – Webinar
Thursday, May 7
Member Orientation has gone virtual! Are you new to Visit Orlando or new to your role? Are you a seasoned pro looking for a refresher on your member benefits? All members are welcome to attend this informative virtual session on how to take advantage of your member benefits.
MEMBER ORIENTATION RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
If you’d wish to review Member Orientation at a day and time that is most convenient to you, a recording is now available. Access Orientation here.
Tourism Help Hub
Have you visited the Tourism Help Hub? Along with links to financial relief efforts, food assistance, job opportunities and special offers for healthcare workers and first responders, the Tourism Help Hub provides access to Visit Orlando’s industry insights, consumer campaigns, webinars and other timely information.
Our priority is to make it as easy as possible for members of Orlando’s tourism industry and local businesses, along with our consumers, convention business groups and stakeholders, to receive the most updated information from our destination. While we are all navigating a unique situation at the present time, we look forward to sharing details and resources on how we, as a travel destination, plan to move forward. We encourage you to share with co-workers and colleagues in the community.
If your business would like us to include special offers specific to Healthcare Workers and First Responders, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Unique Things is Your Business Doing?
Doing business in the time of COVID-19 has encouraged us all to work creatively. We’ve received innovative ideas from a number of members already – and want to know what you’re doing:
- New tools / resources you’re using
- How you’re staying connected to visitors, clients?
- How you’re supporting the community
Email MemberRelations@visitorlando.com - we’d love to talk with you and help share your story!
Restaurants: Promote Gift Card Purchases via Instagram
In his recent Visit Orlando webinar, Martin Stoll, CEO of Sparkloft Media shared a story featured in The Verge regarding how Instagram is trying to make it easier for small businesses to spread the word about how people can support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Business and creator accounts can now include stickers in their stories that direct people to a website where they can order food delivery or buy gift cards! Learn more about this feature.
Orlando To Go / #407 Days
Visit Orlando’s campaign - Orlando To Go – was developed to help support our destination's local restaurants and their employees by encouraging residents to order delivery or takeout meals during this time of lockdown. In addition, Visit Orlando teamed up with Orange County to promote #407Days, a social campaign which started as a nod to the calendar date (4/07) and the county’s longtime area code and was expanded to show month-long support.
Show your support! Simply order takeout or delivery from one of the nearly 500 open restaurants, sorted by geography, on www.VisitOrlando.com/ToGo, then post a selfie or food shot using the hashtags #407Days and #OrlandoToGo. Images can also be shared on @VisitOrlando’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook channels and Orange County.
Restaurants: Share Your Special Meals / Packages
#407Days are still going strong, continuing into May for Mother’s Day, Date Night and Graduation festivities. Make sure your takeout and delivery packages specific to date night, graduation or Mother’s Day are represented by sharing them with us today! Send to Brandon.Dodrill@visitorlando.com.