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Stories of Hope and Unity

In a dark time, the best of humanity shines through. Here are stories of hope and outreach from tourism partners around the country, as well as some news that points toward an optimistic future.

Brewing Up Safety

Many distilleries and breweries around the country, such as the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, are using their equipment to produce hand sanitizer to help fight the spread of disease.

Convention Center Staff Redeployed

The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, has converted into an assembly center for sanitation equipment, keeping dozens of their staff employed.

Committing to Travel

Collette, one of the oldest and largest companies in the group travel industry, reflects on how past crises have prepared them to emerge from the current climate stronger. Read the inspiring letter “We Will Travel Again” on their website.

Helping Hospitality Workers

A philanthropic foundation in New Orleans is offering grants to hospitality workers to help them make ends meet while they’re not working.

Predicting a Strong Recovery

In this article from Travel Weekly, a hospitality and tourism research firm predicts that travel will make a dramatic comeback once health restrictions are lifted.

Music Festival Expanding

The Louder Than Life music festival in Louisville, Kentucky, has added a fourth day of concerts to its event in September.