The Northeast division of AAA has launched SmartDepart, a video series that will host travel discussions to keep people informed about local and statewide restrictions and updates.
The first panel discussion in the safety series will take place on Tuesday, June 9, at 4 p.m., featuring representatives from Princess Cruises, American Airlines, Hertz Rental Car and Marriott.
To register for the event, click here.
“Safety and advocacy have always been pillars of the AAA brand, but now with heightened sensitivity and constant changes in the travel and tourism industry, we want to make sure travelers have a simple and central resource to keep them informed. We are proud to launch SmartDepart, which offers our members a one-stop safety hub and the opportunity to connect with a travel professional who has been educated on the many diverse sources of information,” says Cyndi Zesk, Vice President of Travel Services at AAA Northeast. “We see it as our responsibility to be on the forefront of what’s next in travel, which today very much includes safe travel practices.”
AAA will also begin a SmartDepart Agent Certification program this summer, for all northeast travel advisors. The program will compile insights into the safety, cleaning, policy and amenity changes taking place in the industry, as well as the latest information around border closures, mandatory quarantines and destination preparation.