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Tourism Update In A Post Covid Environment and Reception

The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer a Tourism Update on July 20 at4:00 PM at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort located at 87 Fairway Drive, Hales Location.  

The purpose is to give our membership an opportunity to re-connect with our partners in growing and sustaining the tourism industry of New Hampshire. With Covid becoming more controlled and taking less of our collective minds and energy and new employees taking over the marketing responsibilities of many of our tourism members it is time to be reminded of the many services and benefits provided by the Division of Travel and Tourism, Discover New England, The White Mountains Attractions Association and the chamber.

Lori Harnois, Director of the Division of Travel and Tourism for the state of NH will be presenting the latest information concerning the tourism industry. She will be sharing Summer and Fall forecasts, post Covid policies and behaviors that impact tourism, how to interpret the research provided by Dean Runyon and Associates, getting your brochures in the State Information Centers, marketing opportunities such as the 2024 ECLIPSE, flying into the state via Pease and Manchester airports
electrical vehicles and the overall branding campaign for NH and specific value found at and their industry resources portal.

Michele Cota, Executive Director of Discover New England will share how the international market is being re-invigorated since Covid. Discover New England (DNE) is a regional destination marketing organization founded in 1992 by the six New England state tourism offices. DNE is a nonprofit (501c6) association dedicated to promoting travel to and within the member states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Discover New England provides cooperative marketing opportunities to reach the global market and attract more international visitors. It works with travel trade professionals (travel agents, tour operators and receptive operators) to showcase New England and book more business, while providing our regional tourism businesses with the tools they need to competitively market themselves internationally.

By connecting the industry with the latest research, educational tools and travel trends, it also helps ensure that New England’s tourism offerings remain appealing to international consumers, and travel planners have the resources they need to showcase the best New England has to offer.

Charyl Reardon, Executive Director of the White Mountains Attractions Association which has been the premier marketing organization for this popular area for 60 years, and your business can be a part of an important effort to focus attention on the White Mountains. We offer exceptional advertising opportunities that put your company’s name and product into the hands of many thousands of domestic and international travelers. These are designed specifically for businesses in the White Mountains. She
will discuss trade show schedules and how you can participate, brochure distribution, website advertising opportunities on, advocacy within the tourism industry, marketing opportunities and business leads.

At 5:30 PM anyone is welcome to join us for a reception to say goodbye to Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the MWVCC since 1997 as she embarks on her retirement and turns the reins over to Michelle Cruz who has worked with Janice for the past five years.

There will be a display of memorabilia representing Janice’s 32 year career in the tourism industry and she would be pleased to reminisce with the numerous people who have crossed her path over the years.

An RSVP is not required but would be helpful in planning for seating and refreshments. A cash bar will be available. Please call Lisa Eastman at 603-356-5701 ext. 0 or or if you can but do not let the fact that you didn’t keep you from attending.

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