• AHLA Launches #TakeMeBack Campaign To Create Nostalgia Around Travel

     
    POSTED May 28, 2020
     

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

The American Hotel and Lodging Association, or AHLA, is anticipating such hesitation from potential travelers once leaving the house is safe. In response, the association is launching its #TakeMeBack campaign in order to promote thoughts of traveling once again, and to help people reminisce about memories made on unforgettable past trips. 

To participate, social media users can simply post a photo from past vacations with the hashtag #TakeMeBack, challenging friends to participate. Or, take AHLA’s This or That Instagram challenge, where users can share their dream travel agendas on their stories. Finally, AHLA offers sample or personalized e-postcards to share on social media to help reminisce and promote conversations about non-essential travel.  

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Beginning in August, Viking River Cruises will debut voyages on the upper and lower Mississippi River between St. Paul and News Orleans, with a stop in Red Wing on day two. The new Viking Mississippi holds up to 386 guests in 193 staterooms and docks and departs from Lower Landing in St. Paul. 

 

D’Amico Catering has returned to Walker Art Center as the exclusive culinary and planning service for all private events taking place at the museum. The Minneapolis-based catering company managed the Walker Art Center’s special events and food service from 2011-2016. 

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”