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Become an Ithaca/Tompkins County Visitor Champion©!
Visit Ithaca, Tompkins Workforce NY and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance partnered to bring this Ithaca/Tompkins County Arrival to Departure© tourism training program to our community. This FREE interactive program covers customer service and ambassadorship in a combined web-based and virtual in-person training that focuses on resources available to help you find tourism experiences, attractions and activities here in Ithaca & Tompkins County. Take advantage of the still of the pandemic and participate in this program NOW so you are ready when our community can safely welcome students, families and visitors in large numbers back to Ithaca when the time is right.
This program is for you if:
-You currently, want to or will work in ANY position in a hotel, restaurant, spa, state park, airport, grocery store, small shop, parking garage, or local attraction serving student, parents, visitors or locals.
-You are a hospitality employee laid off, furloughed or working less as a result of the pandemic.
-You are a grant recipient of the Tompkins County Tourism program.
-You are new to the community or have lived here ‘forever’ or fall somewhere in between.
-You are a volunteer for any local entity that provides event programming pre-COVID, now or plans to in the future.
-You serve on a board or an organization that currently or will be providing programming for locals and visitors.
-You often find yourself getting asked questions on the street.
-You want to connect with others in the hospitality community.
The program consists of seven online modules you take on your own with an average time investment of 1.5 hours to complete and participating in a two hour virtual ‘live’ class to become a Visitor Champion©. To learn more about the program, create an account to complete the modules and sign up for the virtual ‘live’ class, we invite you to go to www.visitithaca.com/visitor-journey. Additional dates will be added soon.
If you’ve any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 607-272-1313.
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To attend one of the scheduled classes complete the modules and select a live class and you will recive a zoom link. To learn more about the program, create an account to complete the modules and sign up for the virtual ‘live’ class, we invite you to go to www.visitithaca.com/visitor-journey.