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VisitNC Webinar: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10-11 am EDT

Research Insights Into the American Traveler and NC Lodging Industry Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10-11 am EDT This research webinar will feature top experts in the industry from Destination Analysts, STR and KeyData Dashboard providing up-to-date analysis on the current situation and an outlook to when Americans may begin traveling again. Erin Francis-Cummings will provide insights into the sentiment of American travelers and their thoughts on North Carolina in particular. Jennifer Foster and Jason Sprenkle will speak to the state of the commercial Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

NCVRMA Local Government Reopening Letter-Call For Action

NCVRMA Local Government Reopening Letter We have seen across the country that local governments are using the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to enforce overreaching regulation that prevents vacation rentals from operating. We are proactively encouraging our local governments to remember how vital our industry is to the community.    Please help us by sending a letter to your local government asking them to allow vacation rentals to open in line with Gov. Cooper's re-open plan. Click here to take action Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

North Carolina VRMA- State Official School Calendar Campaign- Call For Action

North Carolina VRMA- State Official School Calendar Campaign The North Carolina legislature is considering a school start date of August 17th. We ask you to help us oppose draft legislation which would allow school systems to commence the school year on August 17. As our state works to rebound from the severe economic damage brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, it is vital that we do not take action to further damage vital sectors. Click here to take action:     https://vrma.quorum.us/campaign/25978 Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 27, 2020

Visit NC Upcoming Webinar: NC Tourism Legislative Update Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10-11 am EDT

Visit NC Upcoming Webinar: NC Tourism Legislative Update Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10-11 am EDT Get up-to-date information on North Carolina's political and economic landscape and how it affects the state's tourism industry. How will COVID-19 impact budget, legislature and more? An election year could mean big changes in leadership. Learn about new laws and proposed legislation that affect your business and community. Panelists: Brian Lewis, NC Travel Industry Association Lynn Minges, NC Restaurant & Lodging Association Kara Weishaar, Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

VRMA Call For Action Alert

VRMA Advocacy Alert CARES Act Needs Additional Funding The Payroll Protection Program (PPP), which has received 1.4 million applicants, has exhausted the $349 billion. This is an urgent call to action to send a letter. There are thousands of companies in the U.S. that have yet to apply for this vital program. Vacation rental managers, suppliers and property owners are in need of help. This program is crucial for the industry to sustain businesses through the pandemic. Help by  asking Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Please ACT NOW to help DMOs and CVBs!

A MESSAGE FROM THE POWER of TRAVEL COALITION Dear Travel Advocate, Last month, we asked you to share your story with your member of Congress in the leadup to “Phase 3” of the coronavirus relief legislation, which would become the CARES Act. Your messages truly made a difference, so thank you for your engagement. While this bill was a good starting point and offered many in our industry much-needed relief and aid,  it’s not enough . An opportunity to correct and expand parts of the CARES Act has come, and we need you to ACT NOW to ensure the Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Travel Coalition CARES Act Webinar

A message from the Travel Coalition: After last week's passage of the CARES Act, we know that many of you have questions about what aid you qualify for and how you can apply for it. I wanted to share several resources developed by U.S. Travel Association that are designed to help provide you answers and make sure our industry is getting the assistance it needs. CARES Act Webinar On Monday, U.S. Travel hosted a webinar to walk our members through the provisions of the CARES Act for which travel industry companies are eligible. Please see helpful Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 3, 2020

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