Local, state and federal officials to discuss the road to recovery
Topic: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute October Virtual Newsmaker Breakfast: The Impact of COVID-19 on Utah's Travel and Tourism Industry
Date and time: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Zoom link and passcode provided with free registration.
Description: COVID-19 will leave an indelible signature on Utah for some time to come. No industry has felt the impact of the pandemic more than our leisure and hospitality sector. Prior to March 2020, Utah's travel and tourism industry was set for another record year. Increases in spending, jobs, wages, tax revenue and visitation were all hallmarks of this vital sector of our economy. Now, the work has begun to rebuild and recover.
October’s Newsmaker Breakfast will focus on the impact COVID-19 has had on Utah’s travel and tourism industry and what the road to recovery will look like in the weeks and months ahead. Hear from local, state and federal officials on what it will take to return the leisure and hospitality sector to pre-pandemic economic prosperity.
- Kaitlin Eskelson, President & CEO, Visit Salt Lake
- Vicki Varela, Managing Director, Utah Office of Tourism
- Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent, Zion National Park