By Blake Ng — 10 Sep 2018
In our GDPR series, we explore the impact that these new regulations will have on tour and activity operators.
Best Practices for Tours and Activities GDPR 2018 Series:
Part 1: GDPR and the Travel Industry
Part 2: Data Collection and Privacy
Part 3: Marketing Consent
Part 4: Marketing Lists
Part 5: Policies and Processes
Part 6: Data Retention
Part 7: Workforce Data
Part 8: Privacy by Website Design
On May 25, 2018, the GDPR laws went into effect, and all companies that are based in the European Union or who do business with European Union residents must comply with these laws.
The new regulations will have a significant impact on data collection processes and privacy policies for tour and activity operators.
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To remain in compliance with the GDPR laws, tour and activity operators should consider these best practices for data collection and privacy:
Data collection plays an important role in any tour and activity company. Now, as the GDPR laws go into effect, you should be evaluating the types of data that you collect and how you use that data. It may be in your best interest to start collecting only the most valuable and useful data, as you will be required to continue to monitor all data that is being retained and stored by your tour and activity company.
To continue learning more about the GDPR and how it applies to your tour and activity company, follow the Rezdy blog. We are publishing a series on these new regulations and offering insight into the best practices for tour and activity operators to remain in compliance.