The West Virginia Tourism Office is an agency under the West Virginia Department of Commerce 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 Tourism Office offers industry partners a wide variety of promotion and development services.
Governor’s Conference on Tourism
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.
Partner Extranet & Industry Newsletter
The best way to stay in the loop is to sign up for the Tourism Office’s Partner Extranet and Industry Newsletter. 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 below to sign up for Extranet access and receive our Industry Newsletter.
Cooperative Advertising Program
The West Virginia Tourism Office cooperative advertising program provides partners with the opportunity to leverage state resources and brand identity to advertise individual destinations, attractions and events.
Research & Reports
In an effort to assist industry partners, the Tourism Office conducts numerous research studies each year. The results of those studies are available to partners at no cost.
Economic Development Assistance
The Tourism Office is committed to helping existing tourism businesses thrive in West Virginia and also works closely with the West Virginia Development Office to recruit new tourism assets to the Mountain State. We have close partnerships with the Development Office, Small Business Development Center, Economic Development Authority, Division of Highways and other government organizations that can help address your development needs. Get in touch with our office to learn more.
Join the Tourism Office for monthly industry trainings. Topics are announced quarterly and cover a range of information. Previous topics include data tracking, marketing trends, business assistance and more. All presentations from industry trainings can be found on the extranet.
The Tourism Office serves as the state’s ambassador to the film industry. Learn more.
Public Relations Assistance
The public relations team at the West Virginia Tourism Office is always happy to help with media requests and offers a variety of promotion services to industry partners, events and fairs & festivals across West Virginia. Request assistance today.
- Assistance with story pitches to travel writers and journalists
- Blog posts to be featured on website and social media
- Guest blog posts for the WV Explorers blog
- Social media promotion
- Custom travel itineraries for trade shows and promotion
- Local event support
- Promotion in the state’s official Vacation Guide
Tourism Day at the Legislature
Each year, representatives from the travel and tourism industry gather at the State Capitol Complex for Tourism Day at the Legislature, an event designed to bring awareness to the significant economic and social impact tourism has in West Virginia. Learn more.
Welcome Center Services
The West Virginia Tourism Office operates eight welcome centers across the state. Welcome centers offer brochure distribution to local partners.