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Travel and Tourism Section

The PRSA Travel and Tourism Section provides the tips, tactics and connectivity needed to take travel, tourism and hospitality professionals to the next level in their careers. We provide members continuing education, networking and media access via our industry-leading annual conference, webinars, online resources and social forums @PRSATravel.

Engage with the nation’s top travel media, thought leaders and strategists at the PRSA Travel and Tourism annual conference. In addition to building a nationwide network of travel and tourism colleagues, conference attendees gather trends, forecasts and fresh perspectives while tracking the evolving media landscape and refining their craft as strategic communicators.

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Travel and Tourism 2023 Conference
Madison, Wisconsin | June 20-23, 2023

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COVID-19 Information

PRSA continues to monitor the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation, including the status of variants, and remains focused on providing a positive and healthy environment for all Travel & Tourism 2022 Conference participants.

Only people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should attend the Travel & Tourism 2022 Conference.  Based on the current variant and data, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. At least one of these verification methods will be required for admittance to the Conference. 

All participants will also be required to remain properly masked while indoors during all conference sessions and other activities, and to comply with all other safety guidelines that may be in place at the conference hotel, our dine-around restaurants, or other venues where attendees gather. 

Additionally, our staff team will work with the hotel to implement the most up-to-date protocols and protections. Please understand that these precautions may require changes to meeting room set-ups and capacities, seating at meals, and other arrangements.  We will provide advance notice of such changes whenever possible and look forward to everyone’s full cooperation and compliance with any last-minute adjustments. 

Lastly, although we hope to see you, please stay home if you are feeling sick, required to quarantine, or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or been exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within two weeks of the conference. We will be flexible on the cancellation policy for these reasons.

The best way to ensure our industry continues to rebound, we must commit to keeping each other safe!  Please monitor your health and use all precautions to protect everyone in our community.

Nonmember Resources

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