Welcome to the second 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.
During episode two, we talked with Brandon Brown from Trinity Valley Dairy Farm about the (re)introduction of the milkman to Cortland County during this time of need. We also chatted with Tammy Timmerman, President of the Cortland Country Restaurant and Tavern Association, about the creative ways the local eateries have kept the hungry folk fed. We wrap up the video with a virtual musical performance by Marc Ryan, lead singer of local band, Tribal Revival.
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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