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Visit Tampa Bay continues working closely with partners and industry organizations to demonstrate we are prepared to welcome you back.  These protocols are pending official guidelines instituted by the Centers for Disease Control and will be updated accordingly as needed.

 

SAFE ARRIVAL PROCESS

From the minute you set foot in Tampa Bay, we want you to feel safe. That’s why we’ve worked with our partners on a safer arrival process that includes enhanced cleaning protocols and contactless procedures where applicable.

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TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

TMS is closely monitoring the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure that their transportation partners are meeting the standards of cleanliness outlined by both organizations. 

 

SAFE MEETING ENVIRONMENTS

The future of meetings looks a little different than it did a few months ago and we are prepared to make the necessary changes so that you can continue to conduct meetings efficiently and responsibly. See how meeting spaces in Tampa Bay are taking action, including updated capacity numbers and virtual conferencing.

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SMART MEETINGS WHITE PAPER

Smart Meetings created a checklist of the essential elements of a meeting and then surveyed the community, veteran planners and industry analysts. Smart Meetings’ Post-COVID-19 Meeting Industry Vision Survey asked how planners are taking this time to readjust, learn new skill sets and rethink best practices. Following is a synthesis of their insights.

 

A NEW STANDARD OF CLEAN AT OUR HOTELS

From mobile check in, enhanced hospital-grade cleaning protocols, and personal protective equipment for staff, hotels are creating a new standard of clean to ensure the safety of their visitors. See how these partners are rolling out new cleanliness procedures:

     

    EXPLORE WITH CONFIDENCE

    Flexibility in the hospitality industry is more prevalent than ever and our partners are open and willing to accommodate.

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    Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers 

    As we move to the next phase of our response to the pandemic, we must demonstrate leadership to elected officials and public health authorities who will decide when, how and under what conditions travel businesses are allowed to reopen across America. Just as importantly, we must also inspire confidence in travelers by demonstrating travel businesses are appropriately focused on their health and safety. 

     

    Connect Travel

    Below is an example of how Connect Travel is responsibly hosting their future meeting. From sneeze guards to personal protective equipment, this is a great example for how your meetings can be modified.

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    Food & Beverage:

    Considerations for food and beverage conditions:

       

      Meetings Spaces:

      Considerations for meeting spaces, whether at hotels, the convention center or other off-site event spaces: