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Tourism Safety & Security 2009 Set for May 7th in Anaheim, California
Conference will address hospitality health, safety, and other timely topics


April 9, 2009 - Tourism safety and security goes far beyond the aftermath of terrorist attacks or hurricanes. Nothing has been more evident in recent months. From the downturn in visitation to Mexico and lawsuits against hotels involving bed bugs, to crimes targeting tourists, mis-steps often impact the number of visitors to a city and reduce visitor spending -- and reputations are difficult to repair.

Tourism Safety & Security 2009 will provide timely training on handling safety and security issues in the industry. The one-day conference, in its 10th year, is time-effective and cost-effective for people wanting to be at the forefront of providing tourist-oriented services to visitors.  The annual conference has grown into one of the largest and most respected in the nation.  The 10th annual event features a world-class line-up of speakers and subject matter experts.

The conference is set for Thursday May 7 at the Marriott Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif. and will run from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Attendance is restricted to tourism agencies/venues/attractions, hotel personnel, meeting planners, convention managers, tour operators, regional law enforcement agencies, security teams, and others actively working in tourism.   The training conference is co-hosted by the Anaheim Police Department, Garden Grove Police Department, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau,    Los Angeles Convention & Visitor Bureau, Marriott Hotels, and the California Tourism Safety & Security Association.    

Pre-registration is required; cost is $99. Price includes all programs, hosted luncheon, plus displays of new tools & technologies for protecting visitor venues.  .

2009 training topics and features include:

  • Trends in Hospitality Liability  –  How to Prevent and Mitigate Claims
  • Terrorism & Tourism  –  Fresh Insights from Recent Attacks
  • The R.O.I. of Safety & Security  –  How to Evaluate Your Police/Security Team
  • Pickpockets and Distraction Thefts  –  New Twists on Classic Crimes Against Tourists
  • Crime & Culture  –  How to Sell, Market, and Service Safety to Different Market Segments
  • Threat Assessment for Tourism Venues  –  Effective Prevention Techniques
  • Active Shooter Response  –  Police Response to Critical Incidents
  • Don’t Get Bitten  –  Cutting Edge Technologies for Battling Bed Bugs
(NO walk-up registrations permitted.)
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