PR: Tompkins Tourism Arrival to Departure training to be launched this fall

Tompkins Tourism Arrival to Departure training to be launched this fall

The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau is thrilled to announce the creation of a year-round tourism training program set to launch this fall.

This program is a partnership between the Tompkins County Workforce Development Board and the CVB with collaboration from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and is fully funded through the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

The program is designed by Visitor Engagement Academy™ and is titled Visitor Journey A2D™

Kimberly Patterson, a Certified Travel Ambassador and CEO/Founder of Visitor Engagement Academy™ will be visiting Tompkins County August 9th to research the community and meet with community partners. These meetings will assist her and her team in tailoring content for the A2D™ program specifically for our destination.

As a partner with staff who can participate in and benefit from this training program, you are invited to a General Session to learn more about the Arrival to Departure Tourism Training program and how you can be involved in this program.

When: Thursday, August 9th from 9am*-10am

Where: The BorgWarner Conference Room – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.

What: Visitor Journey A2D™  General Session Overview
*presented by Ithaca/Tompkins County CVB, Tompkins County Workforce Development Board, Visitor Engagement Academy

  1. Welcome and overview
  2. Importance of Our Tourism Industry

III.          The Benefits of Offering Tourism Training

  1. How the Training Program Works
  2. Expected Timeline and Milestones

Q & A period

Attendees are asked to register in advance for the general session. REGISTER HERE

*Please note the library does not open until 9:30am, you will need to use the side entrance behind the bus station on Green Street to enter the library for this session.  If you have any questions, please email or call Jodi at or 607-272-1313.