By Blake Ng — 21 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
The recent GDPR laws that went into effect in May 2018 have sent many business owners into a tailspin, trying to figure out what they need to do in order to be in compliance. This is particularly true in the travel industry, since businesses both within the European Union and those who do business with European Union residents are going to need to accommodate these latest regulations.
Noting the significance of the GDPR, Rezdy has launched a blog series covering every topic that tour and activity operators will need to consider in regards to the new set of laws. Not only will tour and activity operators have to update their policies and processes moving forward, but they also need to evaluate those that are currently in existence.
All existing and future policies and processes for your tour and activity company must be in compliance with the GDPR, which went into effect on May 25. In particular, your data protection policies must be reviewed in order to make sure that all of your customers have affirmatively consented to having their data collected and subsequently used by your business. Your process for collecting and utilizing data also must be in compliance. In most cases, you are going to have to adjust your existing policies and processes in order to accommodate the new regulations.
Read more: How to Use Data to Enrich Your Customers’ Experiences
The GDPR laws may seem overwhelming, but you don’t necessarily have to do an overhaul of your entire tour and activity business. Continue to follow this Rezdy blog series in order to learn more about how GDPR will impact every aspect of your business, and how you can adjust in order to stay compliant with the new regulations.