Roanoke wins Bronze in Race for "LOVE" votes!
Tourism Industry Rallies for 3,590 Votes!
In a race to
win the most votes in order to "Bring
Love to Your Town" the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
spread the word via facebook, twitter, blogs, radio, television and online
requests to the tourism industry, friends and family. Word spread locally
and across the country for our need for LOVE. According to the Virginia
Tourism Corporation, who hosted the contest, nearly 24,000 votes were cast
for 21 Virginia
localities. Overall the contest was shared on Facebook 6,000 times,
tweeted nearly 200 times and posted online 500 times. In short, the Roanoke Valley received a lot of LOVE and
attention with 15.19% of the votes.
media campaign was something very new and we appreciate the efforts put forth
by so many people. The Bureau thanks everyone for casting your vote for Roanoke and sharing
it. Together we spread the LOVE for our town.
Contact Catherine Fox, Director of Tourism & Communications, with any comments or questions: