The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism will host their last of three Be a Tourist in your Hometown Tours that highlight the Alleghany Highlands this Monday, May, 22nd. Local tourism-related businesses and area residents are invited to participate in the tour by sending a staff member or colleague to be a tourist for a day. The tours take participants to over 10 tourism-based local attractions, allowing them to experience firsthand what there is to see and do here in the region.
“Our purpose for conducting these tours,” states Teresa Hammond, Executive Director of the Chamber, “is to help businesses such as motels and restaurants who naturally see visitors, to be able to answer the question, ‘What is there to do in the area?’ We want the staff’s answer to be an enthusiastic description of all there is to do in the area.” Being able to readily answer that question will allow visitors to better enjoy their time, stay longer, and return more often, thus increasing dollars spent in the Alleghany Highlands. Josh Taylor, Director of Marketing & Special Projects at the Chamber said, “Even if potential participants feel familiar with the area, there is always more to see and learn, and they will gain a new perspective of the Alleghany Highlands that they can pass on to visitors!”
A continental breakfast and lunch are always included as part of each tour and transportation is provided. The Chamber offers this tour free of charge to local tourism-related businesses and any resident interested in learning more about the Alleghany Highlands. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to contact the Chamber at 540-962-2178 for more information.