Industry Resources

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. Get started with our Partner Services Guide or explore additional helpful links below.

Partner Services Guide

Department of Tourism 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.

Cooperative Advertising Program

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.

Weekly Industry Newsletters

Sign up for the Department of Tourism’s Industry Newsletter to stay in the loop. We provide weekly industry updates with the latest data, media clips of Almost Heaven and announcements from the Department of Tourism.

Industry Development Assistance

The West Virginia Department of Tourism is committed to helping existing tourism businesses thrive in West Virginia and working closely with the West Virginia Development Office to recruit new tourism assets to the Mountain State.

Public Relations Assistance

The West Virginia Department of Tourism has a full team of marketing and public relations professionals who can help generate increased exposure for your business.

Business and Event Listings

The best way for the West Virginia Department of Tourism to promote your business or event is through listings on All listings are managed by industry partners.

Research and Reports

In an effort to assist industry partners, the West Virginia Department of Tourism conducts numerous research studies each year. The results of those studies are available to partners at no cost.

Funding & Resource Guide

From grants to loans and tax credits to technical assistance, in this guide, find programs to fit your organization within the areas of community and tourism project development, outdoor recreation, land and water, arts, education, humanities and historic preservation.

Welcome Center Services

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 West Virginia Department of Tourism is to sign up for our Partner Portal. This web platform provides partners access to their business and event listings on as well as request materials from the Department of Tourism, catch up on previous Industry Newsletters, and view research and reports. Click the link to sign up for our new Partner Portal.

Sign-Up for Newsletter & Portal Access

Partner Portal Sign-In

Questions? Contact a Department of Tourism team member