Student travel planning has always been multifaceted. With the heightened need for measures to keep student travelers healthy, there’s a lot to consider when planning future group travel. Without question, enhanced safety is at the top of that list.
So, when faced with the task of how to responsibly welcome visitors, Destination Cleveland turned to its partners at Northeast Ohio’s internationally renowned healthcare institutions, many of whom were already demonstrating their innovation and collaboration to enhance the health and wellbeing of the region.
Together with Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System, University Hospitals and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Destination Cleveland launched the CLEAN COMMITTED program. The program asks Cleveland area tourism and hospitality businesses to enhance the safety of guests and staff by adopting a standard set of cleanliness practices that are complementary to federal, state, local and trade guidelines.
As part of this initiative, Destination Cleveland offers hospitality, lodging and attraction partners CLEAN KITS to distribute to guests, which can include students visiting as part of group tours. The kits include a face mask, hand sanitizer wipes and recommended practices to follow when visiting public spaces.
“With so much uncertainty in the current travel environment, we recognize there are factors involved in the decision to travel which are often beyond our control,” David Gilbert, president & CEO of Destination Cleveland, said. “We can, however, provide a program that signifies to residents and visitors that health, cleanliness and safety are top concerns.”
Cleveland for Students
When you’re ready to consider future destinations for your student groups, Cleveland is ready to help you plan your visit. Located on the shore of Lake Erie, the mid-size city offers one-of-a-kind, world-class experiences to students. From a day at the world’s-only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to a concert performed by the internationally recognized Cleveland Orchestra or a day of science, technology, engineering and math come at the Great Lakes Science Center, students will head home with a new understanding of Cleveland’s place in the music and innovation landscapes.
Additionally, there are more than 40 student performance opportunities ranging from the main stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. Beyond first-class attractions, a variety of group-friendly dining options and accommodations round out an unforgettable trip to Cleveland.
To learn more about Cleveland’s CLEAN COMMITTED program and view a directory of committed businesses (now exceeding 700), visit www.thisiscleveland.com/clean-committed/business-directory. To learn more about student group travel in Cleveland, check out our Student Group Tour Guide at https://www.thisiscleveland.com/group-tour.
Courtesy of Destination Cleveland, ThisisCleveland.com.
Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Science Center.