Local contributions recognized on international webinar
(Olds, AB – April 15, 2020) In the midst of the COVID-19 dynamics globally, on the local level the residents and business operators in Olds and area have a top-notch resource at their fingertips, according to Destination Development Association founder, Roger Brooks.
Olds Institute, its business and community directory site Everything Olds, and the Town received glowing praise from Brooks on his April 8 webinar, “Keeping the Dream Alive”. He used the Everything Olds and Olds Institute websites as stellar examples of providing support to those in the industry.
“For all of you in Canada, I think Olds Alberta has done a fantastic job of not just showing what’s available in the province, but also what’s available across Canada.” — Roger Brooks, Destination Development Association.
Roger Brooks is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant in the travel, tourism and economic development industries. He has traveled the world and explored many cities, towns and counties throughout North America, providing insights to grow local visitor economies. His focus since the COVID-19 outbreak in his monthly webinars has been to help communities, small businesses and tourism operators “survive to thrive” once the crisis passes.
Citing everythingolds.ca as the tourism development website, he gave a glowing review of the depth of information being provided, illustrating specific posts on tourism support announced by the Alberta government and the resources provided nationally and provincially on OldsInstitute.com, “Help for Businesses”.
“I think Olds has done a great job talking to the industry,” Brooks concluded.
Brooks also commended the Town of Olds website for their COVID-19 banners drawing visitors to further municipal information and programs, and their diligence in date-stamping updates on their site.
The full video is available for viewing for members of Destination Development at www.destinationdevelopment.org. During the COVID-19 situation Brooks is offering 90-day memberships for only $50, granting access to a library of helpful information for businesses and tourism operators.
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