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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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!
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.
New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center ($139+)
859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130
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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.