Visit Buffalo Niagara Launches Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe Pledge

Hospitality Industry Makes a Shared Commitment to Precautions to Ensure Visitor Safety

Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN), the official destination marketing organization for Erie County, has launched the Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe Pledge, an initiative designed to assure visitors that the local hospitality industry is re-doubling its efforts to make their health and safety its highest priority. It is also intended to help industry partners ensure the safety of their employees and re-open in a safe and successful manner.

Signing the pledge signals an agreement by the participating organizations that they are following federal, state and local health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. This public commitment made by Buffalo businesses to ensuring visitor well-being by adhering to the highest practices and protocols of cleanliness, health checks and social distancing will encourage visitation to our region as we begin our recovery from the devastating impact of the virus.

“We’re excited to launch the Buffalo Cares program,” said Patrick Kaler, VBN President and CEO. “It’s another example of the collaborative, forward thinking spirit that infuses our hospitality industry. As we prepare to welcome visitors back to our city, it’s important that they know how much we value their health and safety and the lengths we are going as we prepare for their arrival.”

Once signed, participating businesses will receive digital assets for their place of business and websites alerting their visitors, both on-site and online, that they are a Buffalo Cares! pledge partner. “All pledge partners will be listed on our social channels and the website,” Kaler added. “We want to let the traveling public know through every channel at our disposal that Buffalo is ready to re-open and welcome visitors.”

Among the early participants in the Buffalo Cares! program are: Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Martin House, Vidler’s 5&10, Aloft Buffalo Downtown, Wyndham Garden Williamsville, Hampton Inn Buffalo South and many others.

Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors outside the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community. VBN is Erie County’s lead marketing organization for conventions, meetings, amateur sporting events, cultural and heritage tourism and consumer travel.

For more information and to sign the Buffalo Cares Stay Safe Pledge, click here.