TAMPA - There are now 100 fully trained volunteers for Tampa International Airport's new Volunteer Ambassador Program.
The volunteers work at four visitor information centers located in the baggage claim areas. The information centers are part of the airport's $30 million main terminal modernization project.
To help them prepare for their new roles, the volunteers participated in orientation about the airport, along with common questions from arriving passengers. Local tourism agencies also briefed volunteers on points of interest around the region.
Those information centers will be staffed daily from 9 am to 10 pm. The goal is to better serve new visitors to the bay area. The information booths should be useful to tens of thousands of tourists expected during the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August.
TIA officials say so far the volunteers have assisted more than 3,300 passengers, on everything from shuttles to restrooms and airlines. In exchange for their service the Ambassador Program volunteers get free parking at the airport.
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