We have always responded to destinations in need, especially after disaster. This year we’ll help a recently affected area as well as a recovery success story, celebrating resilience and newfound opportunities in both.

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Thank you to our current 2018 sponsors: 

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May 10+11, 2018:

Months after Hurricane Irma, we'll work in the Keys on tourism needs arising from climate change and hurricanes alongside local organizations committed to the environment and community. Help us bring our business, care and influence to this beloved region.

Our work and host hotels will be in the lower Florida Keys. We suggest booking air into MIA or FLL and utilizing airport shuttle services or renting a car to accommodate your schedule. Flights are also available in/out of EYW in Key West

Accommodations will be available for booking in March. 

Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, May 10: Arrivals to the lower keys

Beginning at 4pm: Education Sessions/Tours available

6pm - 7:30pm: Opening Networking Reception

Friday, May 11: Work day!

7am - 4pm: Work, work, work!

Work projects will be throughout Marathon and Big Pine Key. Specific projects are developing as we assess the greatest needs and the priorities of the destination. More details on work sites and projects will be available soon.

4pm - 5:30pm: Closing thank you reception

Saturday, May 12 - Add-on volunteer day! 

7am - Noon: Specialty volunteer projects available. By advanced sign-up, additional $75 fee applies. More info available soon! 


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Sept. 20+21, 2018: Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina - and 15 years after the first Tourism Cares volunteer program - we’ll revisit this wonderful city, explore ongoing lessons and opportunities in recovery, and celebrate its 300th anniversary.

Accommodations

New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center ($139+)

859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130

Click here to book your accommodations

Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday, Sept 20: Arrivals

4pm: Education Session/Tours available

5:30pm: Let's get this party started! Second Line Parade from host hotel to reception 

6pm - 7:30pm: Opening Networking Reception at The Chicory, hosted by New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau 

Friday, Sept 21: Work day!

8am - 3pm: Work, work, work!

Work projects are developing as we assess the greatest needs and the priorities of the destination. More details on work sites and projects will be available in early 2018. 

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Closing thank you reception

Weekend activities may be available - more information will be available in Spring, 2018.