Northwest OH CVB and Chamber Collaboration Announced

Daily Dose  |  05/21/2020 5:00 pm

With so many of us sheltering at home for the past couple of months, people are eager to get out and explore. The sentiment of many travelers is that they want to travel but are hesitant to get on a plane or go cross-country. To reach this new category of interested vacationers, a group of Ohio Visitor Bureaus and Chambers of Commerce have joined forces to introduce “Visit Northwest Ohio”, a new tool for planning a trip to that area of the state.

The new website, www.visitnorthwestohio.com, along with a social media platform will offer virtual experiences, safe social distancing destinations, blogs, itineraries and activities to do around Northwest Ohio. Organizations involved in offering this collaborative effort include: Destination Toledo, Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau, Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce, Lake Erie Shores & Islands and Destination Seneca County.

“Our idea is to promote the entire region to give visitors the full spectrum of great attractions and activities we have in Northwest Ohio,” said Lance Woodworth, President and General Manager of Destination Toledo. “Our collaborative effort is also helping our neighboring CVBs at a time when we all need assistance attracting visitors. Whether travelers are looking for outdoor recreation, family activities, the lake region, sporting events, wineries and breweries, unique shops or local restaurants, Northwest Ohio has it and more,” stated Woodworth.

According to Longwoods International’s COVID-19 Travel Sentiment Study – Wave #9 that was released May 12, 77% of people planning to travel in the next six months will change their travel plans due to coronavirus. The trend for this summer and fall will likely be that people will change their destination to one they can drive to rather than fly.

To learn all there is to do in Northwest Ohio, visit www.visitnorthwestohio.com or find them on Facebook. Please feel free to contact Lance Woodworth with Destination Toledo at 419-321-5041 or email Lance@VisitToledo.org with any questions.

 



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