Welcome to the first episode of Spirit of Cortland, a 5-part video series created to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week.
National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal wellbeing. This year, the COVID-19 public health crisis is having a devastating impact on the U.S. travel and tourism industry, a ripple effect very much felt here in Cortland County. This year, more than ever, the travel and tourism industry must unite together, support each other and remind the country that even through the most difficult of times, the spirit of travel cannot be broken.
With that in mind, the Experience Cortland team created the Spirit of Cortland video series which features video interviews with local tourism partners, stories about how the local industry has adjusted during the pandemic, plans for the future of Cortland County tourism, virtual performances from local musicians and more.
Episode one found us talking with Drew Broderick and Ayden Wilber of Greek Peak Mountain Resort, who brought dancing dinosaur deliveries into our word. From there we take a look at inspirational signs created by the Cortland County community to send out positive vibes. We wrap up the video with a virtual musical performance by Stiv Morgan of The Unknown Woodsmen and information about a special Spirit of Cortland giveaway, only available to viewers of the video series.
Check out the video below.
The series will be released, one episode per day from May 4-8, across all Experience Cortland social media channels (@experiencecortland) and the Experience Cortland website. Follow @ExperienceCortland on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to watch the series, or to catch up on all the fun social distancing activities available for your family to enjoy.
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