Division of Tourism launches official special event for the state’s birthday

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The West Virginia Section of Tourism today announced the launch of the state celebration for the state’s birthday on June 20, 2021. This year offers something extra to celebrate, as the express marks the 50th anniversary of John Denver’s “Take Me Residence, Country Roads.”

“There’s under no circumstances been an improved time to go to the iconic region roads of West Virginia. After a long and difficult yr, we’re encouraging people to plan their perfect summer road trip in the Mountain Condition,” Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby stated. “Help us inform our story by sharing your travelling photos, and express the environment why John Denver called us ‘Almost Heaven.’ To mark this anniversary, we’re offering amazing prizes to 50 lucky road trippers.”

According to an information release from the Department, Mountain Point out fans who post their best West Virginia travel photographs on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter employing #AlmostHeaven will get entered automatically in a drawing to succeed among 50 donated prizes, incorporating overnight stays by Cacapon Resort Point out Park, Bridge Walk tours of the New River Gorge Bridge, off-roading adventures by Hatfield-McCoy Trails, a cabin stay by Hideaway Dropped River, a $500 American Airlines present card from Yeager Airport terminal, zip-lining passes coming from Pipestem Peaks, a weekend getaway program right from Mountaineer County CVB, tubing passes out of River Riders, scenic teach rides with Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad and accommodations at The Greenbrier Resort.

The contest runs from now until noon on West Virginia Day, June 20. All posts should be set to general public and support the hashtag #AlmostHeaven to become entered. Randomly decided on winners will be released each Tuesday on the Department of Tourism’s Facebook web page.

According to the media discharge, “The contest is an easy way to talk about West Virginia’s charm and celebrate our condition. The Department of Tourism will end up being adding featured road trip itineraries daily on sociable media for those looking for latest routes. On top of that, the contest allows West Virginia fans to build their individual trips based on photographs they find on interpersonal media.

“Research tells us that Americans now make their travelling plans based in large portion on what they find on social media. Which means this 12 months, let’s celebrate this extra special birthday by flooding the web with photos which will leave folks desiring a trip to this spectacular place we phone home.”

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