BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — National Tourism Week is in full swing.
On Wednesday, the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Marion County (CVB) and the Clarksburg-Bridgeport CVBs set up along the two Interstate 79 rest areas in Harrison County to greet tourists.
National Tourism Week began Sunday and will last through May 10. CVBs in the state are “adopting” a welcome center, toll plaza or rest area one day throughout the week.
Kathie Titus, the executive director of the Greater Clarksburg CVB, was set up at the rest area on I-79 South. She said she was excited just to have a presence in the community and meet people traveling through who she normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet.
“It’s nice that we have one of our brochures here with all of our fairs and festivals and people are picking them up,” Titus said. “Hopefully the next time they’re traveling through, it might be worth getting off of the interstate for a little bit to visit one of our festivals.”
The Greater Clarksburg CVB had a board set up where people stopping by could sign their names and list where they are from.
Titus said they had people stop from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and even Canada…