We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Justin Kerns from Winchester/Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau to talk about tourism: past, present & future.

We took a look back at what pre-pandemic planning & budgeting looked like; the current state of tourism and Justin talked about what tourism may look like in 2021. We discussed several businesses that have opened, those that have closed and how the community can support all the businesses through the pandemic and into the future.

Justin also explained how the idea and process happened for their Christmas lights map happened. They used local knowledge, some message boards and some good old driving around to generate this resource of holiday decorations. Check out the guide here: https://visitwinchesterva.com/2020-christmas-lights-guide-for-winchester-and-frederick-county/