Welcome to the third 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 three takes us on a virtual shopping experience with Torri Totman of Willow Lane Farmhouse. We give you some other ways to get your shopping fix while practicing social distancing, along with places to order flowers for Mom for Mother's Day. Next, we give you a list of fun (safe) activities for you and your kids to enjoy that doesn't involve Netflix, and the video concludes with a virtual musical performance by Steve Romer and Bradford Allen of Ridgeline Duo.
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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