5th Annual Travel Unity Summit

Sat, Oct 5th 2019 at 10:00 AM EST · By Travel Unity
Date & Time
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 at 10:00 AM EST
to
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 at 6:00 PM EST
Location
Gateway Center
Campus Drive
Syracuse NY, 13210
Event Details

The 5th Annual Travel Unity Summit will take place October 5-7, 2019 in partnership with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Saturday, October 5th

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.

Sunday, October 6th

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

Monday, October 7th

Plenary

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

4:00pm-4:30pm Break 

4:30pm-6:00pm Corporate Social Responsibility Roundtables


For more event details, visit travelunity.org

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