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Tourism Task Force

What is the Tourism Task Force?

The Tourism Task Force was created to provide support and information to the tourism and hospitality industry in Palm Beach County threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.  This group brings together tourism businesses and industry leaders in virtual meetings to identify issues and challenges, provide speakers with needed expertise, access to information and a platform for collaborative thinking.  Meeting on an as-needed basis, the Tourism Task Force has had a deep field of expert speakers, a stellar roster of attendees and an enthusiastic response from its participants.

Who can join the Tourism Task Force?

The Tourism Task Force is open ONLY to Members and Non-Members in the Hospitality Industries:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Attractions
  • Meeting Planners
Mission:

Bring together Chamber tourism members and tourism industry businesses and leaders in a task force to identify ways to support and promote tourism in Palm Beach County

The Task Force Will:
  • Gather information on issues and challenges
  • Brainstorm and implement solutions
  • Provide a portal for information, partnerships and community participation
Join Us

This Task Force meets monthly and features an array of speakers. Opportunities to sponsor an event are available. To receive updates on event dates and sponsorship information for this committee, please contact Kirby Davis, kdavis@palmbeaches.org or directly (561) 833-3894.

Testimonials

"It was a pleasure sharing the latest “State of the Tourism Industry” with the Chamber of The Palm Beaches Tourism Task Force. I commend the Chamber for establishing this forum aimed at discussing opportunities and seeking solutions that will improve our county’s appeal and marketability as a travel destination." - Jorge Pesquera, President & CEO, Discover The Palm Beaches

“The Honda Classic is proud to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Tourism Task Force. As South Florida’s only PGA TOUR event, we have patrons come from as close as West Palm Beach to as far away as New York City. Ensuring our local tourism industry bounces back stronger than ever is a top priority.” – Bryce Sartory, Manager of Corporate Partnerships, The Honda Classic

“The Chamber Tourism Task Force is a great opportunity to share with and learn from others in the tourism industry in Palm Beach County. We are all faced with similar challenges in this ever-evolving situation. It is great to have guidance from other area tourism industry peers, on the unforeseen pitfalls and ultimate successes they have experienced during this time.”
- Christine DeMichael, Director of Marketing & Communications, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

“We can always count on the Chamber. They formed a Hospitality Task Force, because they know how much tourism means to The Palm Beaches. We couldn’t be happier with their superb advocacy for The Palm Beach Pledge, the Chamber understands how much health and safety means to business success.”
- Sergio Piedra, Director of Community Engagement & Advocacy, Discover The Palm Beaches 

“Palm Beach Outlets is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Tourism Task Force. There is something for everyone in the Palm Beaches, from retail and restaurants to pristine beaches.  Palm Beach Outlets is an unparalleled retail destination featuring over 100 stores and eateries, making it the perfect place to explore outdoor shopping in style.” - Sarah M. Kudisch, General Manager, Palm Beach Outlets

"The film & television industry plays an important role in diversifying our economy and generating a positive impact on tourism. We applaud the Chamber of The Palm Beaches Tourism Task Force for engaging a network of experts and business partners to share innovative efforts and inspire creativity that will aid in the recovery of our tourism industry in Palm Beach County."- Michelle Hillery, Deputy Film Commissioner & Director of Finance, Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission

“We truly enjoyed our participation with the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches in their Tourism Task Force to help provide marketing insights and best practices to members during these unprecedented times. The positive atmosphere and enthusiasm that Kelly & Kirby bring to support their members is exciting and contagious! Thanks again for having CBS12 News & Compulse Integrated Marketing as a guest presenter! #SupportLocal #ShopSmall”
Travis Harmony, Digital Sales Manager, Sinclair West Palm Beach

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