Dallas Hospitality Community to Lead Clean City Initiative

Dallas Hotels, Convention Center and City Arts & Cultural Facilities to Become First in the United States to Receive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

DALLAS, TX (May 6, 2020) – VisitDallas and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID) today announced a collaborative initiative to lead the nation by becoming the first destination to receive Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation designating Dallas hotels, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) and selected city-owned arts and cultural institutions as sanitary and safe. This initiative – administered by GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association – will serve as the gold standard for facilities to implement cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention protocols. “When our residents, visitors and meeting and convention attendees are able to return and enjoy our great city, we want them to have peace of mind that Dallas is doing everything we can to create the safest and healthiest environment possible,” said Craig Davis, President and CEO of VisitDallas. The DTPID is teaming up with VisitDallas to implement and fund the effort for its member hotels within the tourism public improvement district. Additionally, VisitDallas will sponsor scholarships for facilities personnel at city-owned arts and cultural institutions to enroll in the GBAC Online Fundamentals Course, which trains individuals on infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus. Click to read more at www.rednews.com.