The West Virginia Department of Tourism is designed to promote West Virginia as a world-class travel destination and support the tourism partners by finding ways to increase the industry’s overall economic impact. As such, the Department of Tourism offers industry partners a wide variety of promotion and development services.
Department of Tourism Services
The Governor’s Conference on Tourism is held annually and provides an opportunity for West Virginia tourism industry partners to come together to find new and innovative ways to promote West Virginia as a world-class travel and tourism destination.
The West Virginia Department of Tourism’s Cooperative Advertising Program is a dollar-for-dollar advertising partnership program designed to increase overall brand awareness for both the state of West Virginia and participating tourism industry partners through a mix of national, regional and local advertising opportunities. By tapping into the state’s resources, partners get the opportunity to showcase their business/region/attraction, etc., at a cheaper rate.
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Industry Development Assistance
The Department of Tourism is committed to helping existing tourism businesses thrive in West Virginia and work closely with the West Virginia Development Office to recruit new tourism assets to the Mountain State for economic support.
Public Relations Assistance
The Tourism Office has a full team of marketing and public relations professionals who can help generate increased exposure for your business.
The best way for the Department of Tourism to promote your business or event is through listings on WVtourism.com. All listings are managed by industry partners.
In an effort to assist industry partners, the Department of Tourism conducts numerous research studies each year. The results of those studies are available to partners at no cost.
The Department of Tourism serves as the state’s ambassador to the film industry.
The West Virginia Department of Tourism operates eight welcome centers across the state. Welcome centers offer brochure distribution to local partners.
Partner Portal & Industry Newsletter
The best way to connect with the Department of Tourism is to sign up for our Partner Portal. This web platform provides partners access to their business and event listings on WVtourism.com as well as request materials from the Tourism Office, catch up on previous Industry Newsletters, and view research and reports. Click the link to sign up for our new Partner Portal.