The 5th Annual Travel Unity Summit will take place October 5-7, 2019 in partnership with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Advancing and Honoring Local Communities through Tourism
Working with Neighborhoods to Harness and Embrace Tourism: I-81 Corridor
A discussion on how neighborhood communities can leverage tourism for economic development and to share their stories. The session will look at these issues through the lens of Syracuse's I-81 Corridor.
Responsible Destination Development: Heritage Tourism in Central NY
A discussion on how tourism sites can be (re)built while honoring and respecting local concerns. The session will look at these issues through the lens of Central NY's heritage and historical stories, including Native history, women's rights, and more.
Diversity and Inclusion in Educational, Cultural, and Natural Spaces
10:00am-11:30am - Cultivating Welcoming Higher Ed
12:00pm-1:30pm - Inclusion in Arts and Culture
1:30pm-2:30pm - Lunch Break
2:30pm-4:00pm - Seasonal Hiring Pipeline
4:00pm-5:30pm - Improving Internships in Tourism/Hospitality
9:00am-10:00am Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00am-11:00am Opening Flash Talks
11:00am-12:00pm Keynote - Syracuse Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens
11:30am-12:00pm Networking Break
12:00pm-1:00pm Cultivating Welcoming Destinations Panel
1:00pm-2:30pm LUNCH (w/ Curated Networking)
2:30pm-4:00pm Communication/Marketing Roundtables
4:30pm-6:00pm Corporate Social Responsibility Roundtables
For more event details, visit travelunity.org