Events and Education

Events

While Covid-19 has put a temporary damper on in-person events, you can still join us online.  Advocacy Zooms — Member-to-Member Zooms — Educational Zooms. Our goal is to create a series of legislative updates, educational and networking events designed to help your business.

Member Zooms

The schedule of 2021 Member Zoom meetings will be updated regularly, so check back often

 

Monday Meetup ||  Small Property Member-to-Member Zoom
Monday, April 26, 2021
Noon – 1 PM
For properties with fewer than 50 rooms. Come share ideas and discuss the issues that are on your mind with fellow small property operators.
This is a members only event. Join Now to participate.

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Monday Meetup ||  Education Zoom
Monday, May 3, 2021
Noon – 1 PM

Google Hotel Ads
Join us to learn more about how Google Hotel Ads work and how they can benefit your #BookDirect strategy. This meeting will include plenty of time for a live Q&A session at the end and a special offer from ThinkReservations!

This program is ideal for all size properties for owners or marketing managers. E Scot Fuller-Beatty, Director of Education at ThinkReservations does an outstanding job of outlining exactly what you need to know about implementing Google Hotel ads for your property.

This is a members only event. Join Now to participate.
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Monday Meetup ||  All Member Advocacy Zoom
Monday, May 10, 2021
Noon – 1 PM
Our VLA lobbyist, Downs Rachin Martin will provide an update of current Bills to Watch .Discuss issues, share information with fellow hoteliers and innkeepers. This is also a good opportunity to share your suggestions on our advocacy efforts.
This is a members only event. Join Now to participate.

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Monday Meetup ||  Conversation with Tourism Commissioner, Heather Pelham
Monday, May 17, 2021
Noon – 1 PM
Heather Pelham will join us for a conversation about Marketing Vermont in the post-pandemic world.
This is a members only event. Join Now to participate.

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Small Property Forum
Small properties can keep the conversation going through our Facebook Forum for small properties with fewer than 50 rooms.The VLA Small Property Forum. This private Facebook group is the perfect place to share information and get connected with your fellow small property operators.


Networking Events

As the only organization in Vermont dedicated solely to the Vermont lodging industry, we would be remiss to not hold at least a few social gatherings. After all, hospitality is what our members are all about.
Save the date
Plans are in the works for our First Annual VLA Meeting. It will be all fun and games including our annual meeting, round-table discussions, guest speakers, and an opportunity to share ideas and stories while engaging in some outdoor activity and indulging in culinary delights.

Location
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Woodstock, Vermont

Monday, September 6, 2021
Welcome Reception (for those who want to stay over)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Annual meeting and Activities
Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Depart

Stay tuned. In light of the current pandemic, we will release more details of this in-person social event as state guidelines evolve. Content subject to change.


Other Events from Sponsors and Friends of the Industry

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The Road Ahead
April 22, 2021
The Vermont Convention Bureau will be hosting the second webinar of our “Road Ahead” series on Thursday April 24th at 2pm.
https://conta.cc/3a5J1Ho


2nd Annual Accelerate Women Leaders in Travel Retreat
April 27 and 28th, 2021.
Accelerate is a leadership retreat for New England women leaders in the hospitality and tourism industries. Participants will receive a professional development experience focused on relationships, knowledge and leadership with their owner, director and management level peers. The Accelerate Advisory Board is happy to extend a $50 promo discount to members of the Vermont Lodging Association. (use promo code Accelerate2021 before February 28, 2021 to redeem this discount on ticket purchases). www.womenleadersintravel.com.


AHLA Lodging On Demand Series
This AHLA Video Series lets you sit in on digital roundtables where hospitality leaders throughout the country discuss the issues that are most pressing to our industry. Recent topics include “Getting Groups back on the Books”, ” How Hoteliers can Cut Costs during Covid-19″ or “Re-onboarding Staff after the Pandemic”.  Listen on YouTube or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Stay safe — Stay healthy!