As you have heard on our podcast we brainstormed on how to best way to get the word out about how important Meetings & Events are to our economy and how many people are affected by the canceling of meetings and how important face to face meetings are. We decided to make a website and/or You Tube to showcase peoples stories. As I worked on figuring this out I was really happy to find out www.MeetingsMeansBusiness.com is having a contest to find the face of the travel industry.
I really think every Meeting Planner, Meetings company, corporate production company, audio visual company, hotel executives to the taxi drivers out front of the hotel should all produce a quick video for this contest!
The travel community has taken a big hit recently. Media and policymaker condemnation of spending by companies that have received taxpayer assistance has caused thousands of companies nationwide to cancel legitimate meetings and events. Local communities and travel industry employees are paying the price.
To help protect millions of travel-related jobs, we must show the real Faces of Travel.
Are YOU the Face of the Travel Industry?
It’s simple. Create an original, brief (45 to 60 second) video telling us why business travel is important to you and why you should be the Face of Travel. Fill out our contest entry form. Then upload your video to our Web site. Entries will be reviewed and posted to our YouTube channel. Then, a winner (or winners) will be selected to be a spokesperson for the campaign. The new Face of Travel will interact with the media, meet with policymakers and help to save millions of jobs across the United States.
So get over there and do a video and maybe become the new face of travel. More importantly let the world know how many of us are dependent on the meetings and events industry. Plus help get our economy back on track!