VA. Tourism receives $2.7 million in funding

An email from Governor Youngkin announced that the Virginia Tourism Corporation will receive $2.7 million to bolster regional tourism.

The funds will be shared by 259 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state.

The money is to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia localities through tourism.

Shenandoah County confirmed in an email the reception of  $20,000 of those funds to be used to support Trail Treks and Road Rides in the George Washington National Forest.

An email from Shenandoah University (SU) confirms reception of  $10,000 worth of funding.

SU will use the money for its Summer Music Theatre (SMMT) along with $11,000 in matching funds from the George Washington Hotel and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

The matching funds will also be helped with the support of several Winchester restaurants to encourage patrons of SU’s SMMT to extend their stay in the area.

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Front Royal hires employees to bolster tourism

In an email and news release from the town of Front Royal they have made new hires to help encourage tourism.

The three new employees will staff the downtown Visitors’ Center.

The center host over 150 visitors a day and at least 400 on weekends on average.

The three new employees will encourage and promote the area and town’s attributes to bolster tourism.

In the email and public notice Mayor Chris Holloway stated that tourism is a major economic driver for Front Royal Warren County and the visitor center staff can enhance that visitors’ experience.

The staff can help encourage the return visit to the area as well according to Holloway.

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