Disney joins the U.S. Travel Association in campaign to boost travel - 'Let's Go There'

Sep 08, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney Company has joined forces with the U.S. Travel Association in an industry-wide initiative to boost travel.

“Let’s Go There” aims to spark conversation about future getaways and encourage travel planning and is backed by a coalition including Disney, Delta, Marriot, Hilton, American Airlines, VISA, American Express, Enterprise, United and more.

“The memories and experiences that travel enables cannot be replaced,” said Jill Estorino, President and Managing Director at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and a co-chair of the Let’s Go There Coalition. “This campaign is a first step in inspiring Americans to think about planning a vacation, and encouraging them to look forward to experiencing the wonder and joy—and even magic—that only travel can offer.”

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spock8113Sep 21, 2020

It's a last gasp before shutting down. People who don't want to wear masks or socially-distance will travel. Cruise lines are shut down for a reason and I believe that is until January, so far. Personally, I've been doing fine and staying healthy, so paying to go somewhere to be around people are aren't as believing or cautious isn't my idea of a relaxed, fun, vacation. I can wait. There are other places to go and other places to spend my vacation dollars while having a bit more control of my personal situations. How Disney responds with prices speaks volumes!

Brer PantherSep 10, 2020

"Let's go there"? I can't be the only one who thought of this...

HerdmanSep 10, 2020

Our three words are "be there soon!!"

DisneyCaneSep 10, 2020

I wish you could park hop when capacity is available but the reduced hours are fine. Was in AK today for 3 hours. Rode FoP, Dinosaur and Kali 2x each and EE once. The park was crowded compared to July and we could have done every attraction once in 4 hours. The park doesn't need to be open more than 8 right now.

doctornickSep 10, 2020

As mentioned, one with a wire frame across the nose to contour it better there helps. I think the biggest help though is taping the mask down across the bridge of the nose. Keeping that area tight down prevents the humid exhaled air from leaving via the top of the mask towards the eyes/glasses and instead it will travel along the least resistance out the sides or bottom. And actual medical tape works best for this purpose.

Rue D'BagaSep 09, 2020

That...sounds about right!

SirwalterraleighSep 09, 2020

...I made that comment before I realized you were a yinzer... So bonus points. “The grass needs cut”

DisneyDebRobSep 09, 2020

Oh well, not my best friend then. 😂🤣If you go listen to the song.. about halfway through you will know what I was talking about.

Rue D'BagaSep 09, 2020

Thank you both, but sorry DebRob, it's from the street at POFQ, my fave resort. 🥰

LiraelSep 09, 2020

So their answer to wanting more people to come is... to spend money on an advertisement campaign as opposed to just lowering prices? So weird, it's not as if Disney needs to tell people it exists. If people aren't going to the parks, it's not because they need to realize they're a possibility, but because of any other factor (price vs offerings, health, money, foreigner not allowed in, etcetcetc).

LUVMCOSep 08, 2020

I can’t wait for you to get back to work. My first cruise will probably be the cheapest four day cruise I can find on the Dream. I’m already booked on the Magic out of Copenhagen in August. I don’t need any encouragement to travel I just need to be allowed to travel.

castlecake2.0Sep 08, 2020

I’m a crew member on the Dream and I can’t wait to get back to work!

SteamboatJoeSep 08, 2020

Thanks for sharing. I am not offended at all. We all process experiences and "grieve" differently.

djkidkazSep 08, 2020

This part of your post made me stop and think for a moment. I definitely can understand this line of thought but it made me think back to a situation we had during this crazy time. Our son was in Pre-K when this all went down in March and was abruptly out of school like everyone else. After a few months with no return to school they held a small drive by graduation ceremony for the kids and they handed them back all their belongings that were left behind in brown paper bags. Upon returning home we opened the bag to find that the kids had been working on a notebook all year with a letter of the alphabet each week. We flipped through the book only to find that it stopped at the letter "U". Obviously they never got to complete it. My first instinct was to sit down with him and finish the remaining letters. But then I thought to myself that this moment in time is a big part of his life and all our lives. One day many years from now he will open that notebook and also realizes it stops at "U" and remember this time. My hope is that when he looks back he realizes how strong he was to make it through this and that it re-iterates to him that he can get through any of lives challenges. It goes for all of us on this message board and all around the world that have been dealing with this tough time in our own ways, that we are all very strong people. In my opinion, to look back on photos of me and my family in a few years when all of this is just a distant memory will not conjure up a negative reminder. I'll find photos of us at Disney World, wearing masks, still determined to make the best of a bad situation and it will remind me how resilient we truly were and are. Also, please don't take this as a shot at you or your post, as its not meant to be. I only quoted you because it was your post that made me truly have to stop and think.