Press Releases

The West Virginia Tourism Office works with reporters and media representatives on a daily basis and welcomes media requests. Please reach out directly to our Director of Public Relations, Emily Amos, at Emily.N.Amos@wv.gov or (304) 558-2200. Please provide a deadline with any request so we can work to accommodate your publishing schedule.

Tourism maintains an archive of current photography of the state’s attractions and tourism-related businesses. We routinely provide photography with limited use rights to media outlets. Please refer all photography requests to the director of public relations, as well.

The West Virginia Tourism Office works with reporters and media representatives on a daily basis and welcomes media requests. Please reach out directly to our Director of Public Relations, Emily Amos, at Emily.N.Amos@wv.gov or (304) 558-2200. Please provide a deadline with any request so we can work to accommodate your publishing schedule.

Tourism maintains an archive of current photography of the state’s attractions and tourism-related businesses. We routinely provide photography with limited use rights to media outlets. Please refer all photography requests to the director of public relations, as well.

Fall in love with fall in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

Wed Sep 20, 2017

Tourism to celebrate state’s birthday with hourly #AlmostHeaven vacation package giveaways

Mon Jun 19, 2017

#AlmostHeaven viral campaign reach tops five million in first week

Tue Jun 13, 2017

#AlmostHeaven viral campaign continues; West Virginia vacation packages awarded daily

Fri Jun 9, 2017

West Virginia Division of Tourism Encourages Residents to Share Their Love for the Mountain State with #AlmostHeaven Hashtag

Mon Jun 5, 2017

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces “101 Unique Places to Dine”

Thu Feb 9, 2017

‘Fly Rod Chronicles’ host, WV native Curtis Fleming tapped for hall of fame

Fri Feb 3, 2017

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages early vacation planning

Thu Feb 2, 2017

West Virginia claims top spot in Blue Ridge Outdoors readers’ choice awards

Wed Jan 11, 2017

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Releases New 2017 Travel Guide

Mon Jan 9, 2017

Wild, Wonderful WV Ski Industry Celebrates Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Tue Jan 3, 2017

Governor Tomblin Applauds Wild, Wonderful West Virginia for Marketing Momentum

Thu Dec 15, 2016

West Virginia collectibles now available from GoToWV Gear store

Tue Dec 6, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Mountaineer Casino as the location of the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Wed Nov 30, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Clay Center vignette

Tue Nov 29, 2016

Spartan Race will crown 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series winners and first-ever age group champions in West Virginia

Tue Nov 22, 2016

Tourism Industry Project To Receive $175,000 In Matching Funds To Attract Visitors To The State

Thu Nov 17, 2016

2016 Fall Color Wrap-Up

Thu Nov 10, 2016

November 3, 2016 “When & Where to Visit” for Fall Color

Thu Nov 3, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Premiere Date for “Appalachian Food Evangelist”

Fri Oct 28, 2016

October 27, 2016 “When & Where to Visit” for Fall Color

Thu Oct 27, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Martinsburg vignette

Thu Oct 20, 2016

Tourism Industry Projects To Receive $1.2 Million In Matching Funds To Attract Visitors To The State

Thu Oct 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 “When & Where to Visit” for Fall Color

Thu Oct 20, 2016

October 13, 2016 “When & Where to Visit” for Fall Color

Thu Oct 13, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Accepting Nominations for ‘101 Unique Places to Dine’

Tue Oct 11, 2016

October 6, 2016 “When and Where to Visit” for Fall Color

Thu Oct 6, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Availability of New Fall Guide

Thu Oct 6, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Recognizes 2016 Stars of the Industry, Gold Star Award Recipient

Wed Sep 28, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Berkeley Springs vignette

Thu Sep 22, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to Launch #MyWV Fall Color

Fri Sep 16, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Awarded Best Marketing Campaign During STS Fall Forum

Mon Sep 12, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Fall Foliage, Festivals and Flavors

Fri Sep 2, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Mercer County vignette

Tue Aug 30, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Availability of New West FURginia Guide in Celebration of National Dog Day

Thu Aug 25, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to Develop Database of School Field Trips

Mon Aug 22, 2016

Registration Open for 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism: #MyWV: Sharing Real Stories

Mon Aug 15, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Seeks Nominations for 2016 Stars of the Industry Awards

Sat Aug 13, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Availability of New Craft Beer Guide

Mon Aug 8, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Buckhannon Vignette

Tue Jul 26, 2016

Gov. Tomblin and Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourage travel around the Mountain State

Wed Jul 20, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Releases Real. Lewisburg and Greenbrier Valley and Real. Summersville Vignettes

Thu Jul 14, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Summer Guide Now Available

Thu Jul 7, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Celebrates West Virginia Day Across the Mountain State

Mon Jun 20, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Welcome Centers to Host WV Day Events

Fri Jun 17, 2016

Adventure Advisory: West Virginia Day Celebrations and More!

Thu Jun 9, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to Develop Haunted Trail

Fri May 13, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Mountain State Music and Culture

Tue May 3, 2016

32 Adventures Compete for West Virginia’s Top Outdoor Title

Sat Apr 23, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to Host National Travel and Tourism Week Events Throughout State

Wed Apr 20, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Celebrate Travel In The Mountain State

Fri Apr 15, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to Develop Food and Farm Trail

Thu Apr 14, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Real. Mountain Flavor…Forage, Fish, Food and Fun!

Fri Apr 1, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia To ‘Canstruct’ Whitewater Rafter, New River Gorge Bridge For 10th Annual ‘Canstruction’ Contest

Tue Mar 29, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Air Dates for Mountain Music Trail Special

Mon Mar 28, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces The Arrival Of Magazine-Style Promotional Piece: Explore The Mountain State

Wed Mar 23, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Availability of New Wine & Spirits Guide

Wed Mar 9, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Canaan Valley Resort as the Location of the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism, September 25-28

Tue Mar 1, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia In Collaboration With The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, Hosts Dog Treat Baking Party

Mon Feb 22, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Shamrocks, Shows and Snow

Fri Feb 19, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Winter Warming

Wed Feb 3, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Real. Fun … Plus One

Thu Jan 21, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Ski Industry Celebrates Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month With #SkiSeasonReboot

Thu Jan 7, 2016

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Encourages Industry Partners to Participate in West Virginia Adventure Day at the Legislature

Tue Jan 5, 2016

Adventure Advisory: Music, Dance and Winter Walks

Mon Jan 4, 2016

New Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Winter Ad Spot to Air During WVU Bowl Game January 2

Wed Dec 30, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Names For Rose Parade Float Black Bears: Courage And Pride

Wed Dec 23, 2015

Adventure Advisory: First Day Hikes and More

Wed Dec 16, 2015

Rose Parade Float To Showcase Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

Tue Dec 15, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Releases Real. Hatfield McCoy Mountains Vignette

Mon Dec 14, 2015

Adventure Advisory: 2015 Wrap-Up

Fri Dec 4, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Parades, Parties and Plays

Mon Nov 16, 2015

West Virginia Light Festivals Dazzle Visitors This Holiday Season

Thu Nov 12, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Hometown Holidays

Mon Nov 2, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Recognizes 2015 Stars of the Industry, Gold Star Award Recipient

Wed Oct 28, 2015

Tourism Industry Projects to Receive Nearly $1.5 Million in Matching Funds to Attract Visitors to the State

Wed Oct 28, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Vignette Premieres Conclude in Greenbrier County with Live Performance by Black King Coal

Thu Oct 22, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Vignette Premieres Continue In Monroe County

Wed Oct 21, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Culture & Heritage

Tue Oct 20, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Premieres Continue In Monroe, Greenbrier Counties

Fri Oct 16, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Vignette Premieres Continue In Tucker County

Thu Oct 15, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Vignette Premieres Continue In Randolph County

Wed Oct 14, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Premieres Continue In Randolph, Tucker Counties

Fri Oct 9, 2015

Mountain Music Trail Begins Series Of Vignette Premieres at Pocahontas County Opera House

Thu Oct 8, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, Mountain Stage to Host First of Five Premieres Showcasing Mountain Music Trail

Fri Oct 2, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Scares and Thrills

Fri Oct 2, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Hosts Instagram Contest to Coincide with West Virginia Craft Week, October 2-11

Thu Oct 1, 2015

West Virginia Events Receive National Recognition from American Bus Association (ABA)

Tue Sep 29, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and Mountain Stage, in Collaboration with Local Partners, to Host Mountain Music Trail Vignette Premieres

Fri Sep 25, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Releases Real. Morgantown Vignette.

Tue Sep 22, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Celebrate Fall

Wed Sep 16, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Encourages Outdoor Enthusiasts to Share Experiences from this Year’s 22 Days of Gauley Season

Fri Sep 11, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Recognized as State Tourism Office of the Year During STS Fall Forum

Thu Sep 10, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Encourages Travel to Harpers Ferry and Throughout the Mountain State During Upcoming Labor Day Weekend

Thu Sep 3, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Seeks Nominations for 2015 Stars of The Industry Awards

Thu Aug 20, 2015

Registration Open for 2015 Governor’s Conference on Tourism: Real. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

Thu Aug 20, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Culture, Crafts and Communities

Wed Aug 19, 2015

Governor Tomblin proclaims August 15-22, 2015 West Virginia Craft Beer Week

Thu Aug 13, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Festival Fun

Tue Aug 4, 2015

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Announces Search For West Virginia’s Next Generation of Talented Chefs

Tue Jul 28, 2015

Adventure Advisory: Heritage

Wed Jul 22, 2015

Governor Tomblin Proclaims July 13-19, 2015 West Virginia Restaurant Week, Which Coincides With Launch of “101 Unique Places To Dine” Guide

Wed Jul 1, 2015