Last September, Rosen Inn at Ponte Orlando helped launch the Let’s Go There campaign, a domestic initiative to inspire future travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. All sectors of the travel industry united to encourage Americans to keep their travel flame lit and plan for “one day.”
For most of us, that day is here.
The vaccination rollout has been a strong success here in the U.S., cases have fallen dramatically from the winter surge and we are seeing businesses across the country reopening and welcoming back customers. I, like many of you, am ready to stop wondering and start wandering and reignite a sense of adventure that only travel can bring. More visitors have traveled to Orlando this year than last year. The theme parks – Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World – are logging record attendance. They even have allowed guests to wander the parks without masks and have removed temperature check stations at the main entrances. Business in the vacation capital of the world is starting to look remarkably more normal.
I am thrilled to see the return of our industry and the travelers we serve. We’ve all missed traveling—the excitement, the anticipation that comes with planning a vacation, spending time with friends and family, and exploring different parts of our great country. And of course, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando has missed our guests this past year—hopefully, that will soon change.
According to an April Harris Poll and Destination Analysts survey, 77% of Americans plan on traveling this summer. In fact, two-thirds of Americans have some sort of travel planned (36%) or booked (30%). While many of us may be dreaming about our next vacation, we need to ensure that we are taking the crucial step of actually booking and taking a trip in the U.S.
Thanks to the strong safety measures in place and the ramped-up vaccination campaign, this is the right moment to reclaim our time lost and renew our sense of adventure. Americans rightly remain concerned about protecting their health and safety and so are we. It has and always will be our top priority. We follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines when it comes to guests and associates’ safety and wellbeing. Masks are mandatory only for those who aren’t fully vaccinated. We are still disinfecting common areas and high touch points frequently throughout the day. We also disinfect the guestrooms and linens before and after a guest’s visit.
When you and your family are ready to say “Let’s Go There”—and I hope that will be very soon—Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is ready and eager to welcome you back.
Let’s not spend another day in the ordinary and go find the extraordinary.