PHOTO: US Travel heads to Washington. (Photo via Flickr/David Ohmer)
UPDATE: March 29 at 11:03 a.m. ET
Virtual Fly-In Link updated below.
You might not have the opportunity to physically join U.S. Travel Association in Washington D.C., but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your voice heard.
The organization is about to embark on its fifth annual Destination Capitol Hill, taking place March 28-29.
A release explains that 300 travel professionals will be in the area to discuss important industry matters with legislators. It’s a way to put some extremely important and topical items in front of the people that actually have a vote on the matter.
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Key on this year’s docket is airport infrastructure and the need for a quick economic infusion.
DCH's website further explains what to expect: “The program combines a legislative day on Capitol Hill with advocacy training, guest speakers and peer-to-peer networking. DCH provides delegates with an opportunity to learn about upcoming legislation that impacts travel, network with peers and meet with members of Congress to stress the importance of travel as an economic driver.”
This is all well and good if you have planned for weeks and are en route to Washington D.C., but these things don’t tend to grab an audience outside of the nation’s capital.
Thus, Destination Capitol Hill is that rare opportunity to express thoughts on policies that shape the industry, and U.S. Travel Association is holding a Virtual Travel Fly-In for parties who want to bring their opinions to D.C. without actually physically being there.
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You can act like a member of the entourage, peppering the capitol with your very own take on all that matters to you, your business and livelihood.
The Virtual Travel Fly-In links are now active and updated as noted above, so now we can congregate at the capitol and participate in the larger discussion, as advertised.
U.S. Travel Association also offers templates for you to tweet your voice at its blog.