Take Action Today!
The United States Travel Association is circulating a letter asking Congressional leadership to allow Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) like Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge to qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We need your help to take ACTION TODAY and show your support by close of business. It is critical for our industry—and for the recovery of our entire economy.
Roanoke Times Article - Tourism Businesses Devastated by Pandemic
Click here to read the article from Sunday, April 12th.
Visit VBR Tourism Impact Survey Results
The results of just 126 survey responses from various tourism businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge indicated that more than 1,200 people have lost their job with an estimated $8.6 million in lost revenue. There is no question that the tourism industry has taken an immediate hit.
In order to capture continued COVID-19 impacts on the local tourism industry, please complete this brief 7-10 minute survey; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vbrimpactsurvey.
Visit VBR COVID-19 Resource Pages
Virginia’s Blue Ridge – Response to COVID-19 with resources for residents and visitors at www.VisitVBR.com/COVID19.
COVID-19 – Visit VBR Partner Resources - www.VisitVBR.com/COVID19-PartnerResources
Vice President of Public Affairs & Destination Development
(540) 342-6025, ext. 114