Regional Tourism: Ways You Can Make an Impact
What is the bigger tourist destination, Richmond or the Williamsburg/Virginia Beach complex? The answer may surprise you. This month’s Start the Conversation looks at tourism in the greater Richmond metro area. Host Gene Lepley uncovers lots of interesting facts with the help of guest panelists Christy Coleman, President and CEO of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, Jack Berry, President and CEO Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Matthew Perry, President and CEO, Riverside Outfitters.
Learn about the economic impact of tourism and how your role as an ambassador is a critical component of our region’s success. See how the James River and our location make us unique as a tourist destination. Hear some surprising statistics on who visits Richmond and why. After you’ve watched the show, weigh in with your comments and opinions.
You can watch the entire show below or tune in on Sunday, August 14 at noon on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS. A special question and answer session conducted after the filming of this show is also available here.
The Full Show
Questions & Answers Session