Updated April 5, 2020
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg is committed to supporting our partners and tourism industry businesses throughout this difficult time. There are many resources available to support businesses, and we hope you find this consolidated list of valuable resources to be helpful and easy to navigate. We will continue to pass along information from trusted sources as we discover it. Please be sure to check back frequently to view updated information.
U.S. Travel Association
The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers, and their families. View U.S. Travel Association’s March 30 webinar for guidance and view additional resources below:
Harrisburg Regional Chamber
The Chamber has created a hub of accurate, up-to-date information with resources and tools you need to support your business. View their Coronavirus News & Economic Resources Main Page.
Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
PR&LA is providing resources and daily updates on the COVID-19 impact on the hospitality and tourism industry.
DI is providing accurate and up-to-date information as it pertains to the effects of coronavirus on the travel, tourism, and meetings industry. View COVID-19 Response and Recovery Hub.
Department of Community & Economic Development
Events Industry: Change.org
Please consider signing this Change.org petition for a federal aid package for the events industry.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
See if your business is eligible for cash grants and ad credits if you’ve been experiencing disruptions resulting from COVID-19.
Lodging for Lease in Crisis
PEMA and FEMA are working to collect information from hotels interested in offering their lodging for lease should they be needed in this crisis.
STR Weekly Webinar: Thursdays at 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM EST
Join this weekly webinar focused on the most recently processed week of hotel performance data for the U.S. and Canada. We will cover national numbers as well as the key markets to show the most significant performance fluctuations as COVID-19 concerns broaden. This webinar series will be recorded and made available each week for those unable to join live. Space is limited.