How to Choose a Safe Event Destination in 2021: Ashley Lawson
Are you starting to explore potential destinations for your next event? SO ARE WE!
But how can we make sure the destination is safe for attendees?
Ashley has the answers.
She's spent the last few months exploring Central and South America to see how countries are preparing for visitors again. And my goodness, does she have some tips to share.
In this episode, we explore important safety questions like:
- How has the country prepared hospitality leaders?
- How to find COVID entry requirements?
- What are the quarantine requirements once you've arrived?
- Is a negative COVID test required to enter?
And much more...
Ashley is a fantastic speaker with tons of energy, and I have no doubt you'll love this conversation.
Connect with Ashley 🤝
Ashley Lawson serves as the VP of business partnerships at Achieve Incentives & Meetings, a meetings and travel incentive planning firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. As the first of the third-generation at the family-owned company, a passion for travel is in her blood.
Prior to joining the firm, Ashley spent a decade in Washington, DC focused on ending veteran homelessness in the Nation's Capital. There, she led Miriam’s Kitchen’s fundraising events and strategic partnerships with fortune 100 companies.
Ashley’s greatest joy is when she can combine her loves of impact and travel by crafting incentive trips that include volunteer and philanthropic components.
This year, Ashley is focused on being a “Safe Travel Ambassador”. Each month, she is living in a new “incentive friendly” country. While there, she is learning about and highlighting everything the planning community needs to know about COVID protocols and hosting safe events in those destinations. As a “Safe Travel Ambassador,” she hopes that by providing essential education and resources—she can equip the meetings industry with the tools needed to usher in the next era of safe, engaging events.
Ashley also proudly leads SITE Midwest as the chapter’s President and serves on the board of Jeremy Cares (an Ohio-based non-profit that supports children living with medical crises).
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