PARTNERSHIP & CTA

Since the CVB launched the Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge in early June, over 260 local businesses have committed, with more signing on each day.

The pledge is a cohesive message to help residents and visitors feel secure that hotels, restaurants, attractions and retail shops are upholding the latest standards established by the State of California, Riverside County and their respective industries to ensure the safety of all.

All businesses that take the pledge commit to instituting these core safety practices:  

• Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan

• Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them

• Implement individual control measures and screenings

• Implement disinfecting protocols

• Implement physical distancing guidelines

• Stay informed of the latest best practices and share learned knowledge with your industry partners

Our tourism partners making the pledge also commit to being transparent and sharing their safety protocols and procedures with the consumer. They will recognize their commitment by showing the pledge badge on their websites and with social media posts. 

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The CVB is adding the pledge badge to listings on visitGreaterPalmSprings.com for the businesses that have taken the pledge.

You can view our Partner Pledge website HERE and our consumer-facing Pledge site HERE.

  • Partnership Resources

    The CVB is maintaining a coronavirus resources page for local partners with links to the latest State and County orders as well as relevant information for small businesses, affected workers, and those looking for volunteer opportunities.

    View the CVB Coronavirus Resources for Partners here.

    The CVB has also been updating Partners with daily email communications since March 16. The daily communications include information about State and County orders, business resources, self-care tips and information about CVB initiatives.

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  • Partnership Opportunities

    The CVB has paused all marketing, including co-ops, during the COVID-19 crisis. The CVB’s current initiatives to support and highlight our local tourism Partners include:

    • Tourism Foundation: The Greater Palm Springs Tourism Foundation is collecting donations to support local workers in the tourism and hospitality industry facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. All donations will provide economic relief to Greater Palm Springs families who depend on work in the hospitality and tourism industry for their livelihood. Funds will be distributed by local nonprofit Lift to Rise and United Way of the Desert, through the Coachella Valley Economic Protection Plan and Support Fund. A 30-second spot was created to raise awareness for this cause. For more information, visit www.GPShospitalityfund.org. 

    • Public Service Announcement: In partnership with Riverside County, this 30-second spot will be used as a resource to educate the public on the importance of staying in place, maintaining space, covering your face and washing your hands. 


     

     

    • ​Greater Together: This 30-second spot was created to show community support within Greater Palm Springs.
       

     

    • ​​​Stay In, Take Out: In an effort to support the community, this page contains a list of local restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, updated on an ongoing basis.
       
    • Seniors First: This resource page contains a list of local grocers offering special shopping hours for our senior neighbors, updated on an ongoing basis.
       
    • Oasis at Home: This collection of local resources, video playlists and virtual tours allows visitors to experience Greater Palm Springs from home.


    Partners may also log in at MyGPSCVB.com to update their listing info, post special offers for summer or fall, update contact information and more.

    With questions or updates for any of the above please email dmeyer@gpscvb.com

     

  • Greater Palm Springs Tourism Ambassador Program

    The Greater Palm Springs Tourism Ambassador program will begin offering virtual certification classes going forward in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The CVB aims to certify hospitality workers in an effort to aid in our destination’s recovery and prepare those workers to get back to work faster as restrictions lift. If you are a hospitality worker or employer interested in learning more about free virtual certification, please contact Erica Abarca at 760-969-1322 or eabarca@gpscvb.com

    Submit Special Offers Exclusively for CTAs
    Submit offers now to get CTAs through your doors when the restrictions are lifted. Offering our CTAs incentives to visit and experience your business firsthand gives them the opportunity to make more informed recommendations when speaking with visitors. Submit the online form or contact CTA Program Manager Erica Abarca at 760-969-1322 or eabarca@gpscvb.com.

Below are dashboards showing our year-to-date Partnership production, including total number of partners (new and renewal), total number of partners by city, total number of partner Chill Deals and total number of partner Chill Deals by city and type.

If you have any questions about Partnership, please contact:
Davis Meyer, Director of Partnership
dmeyer@gpscvb.com | 760.969.1360