Austin’s tourism and hospitality industry was one of the first and hardest hit, and may be the last to fully recover. On May 12th, we were joined Visit Austin and local business leaders representing various hospitality sectors for an in-depth conversation on where the industry is today and where we are headed as the city reopens its doors to visitors.
Our panelists shared insights on tourism’s role in the overall economic vitality of our city and how tourism recovery means Austin’s recovery.
Ways you can make an impact on Austin's recovery
Keep your meetings local. Book Austin
Tap into Austin’s intellectual capital – leading industries and influencers to inspire your planning
Advocate for tourism sales and marketing programs, in turn aiding recovery for local businesses, arts, heritage, and music communities. Contact your City Council Member
Be a local tourist with the Austin Visitor Center
Show love to Austin restaurants and entertainment venues
Get out and enjoy Austin live music
Share Visit Austin Foundation workforce development resources with anyone who may need support fining tourism jobs, insurance, education, training and more
Learn more about Austin’s COVID-19 Meeting Safety Protocols
Stay informed about state mandates regarding COVID-19Download the guide
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