–The San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide is ready to safely welcome people back to visit local businesses that rely on tourism. Access Publishing is merging the Summer and Fall editions of the travel magazine together and is planning a July 31 publication date.
“I am sure our local businesses are as excited as we are to welcome tourists back to SLO County,” says publisher Scott Brennan. “Tourism is extremely important to the economic vitality of our county,” he says. It is worth over $1.7 billion dollars to the local economy.
Local businesses are re-opening and following county, state, and CDC guidelines to safely serve patrons. SLO County hotels are now able to have 100-percent of their rooms available, wineries are offering outdoor tastings, restaurants are serving al fresco meals, and retails shops are opening their doors.
“SLO County is an ideal vacation destination during this time, as people are more comfortable traveling in their own cars, rather than taking airline flights,” Brennan says. “We know there is pent up demand for getaways from Northern and Southern California because we are fielding calls every day from people asking if they can come to SLO County to stay, dine, shop, and wine taste. Several area hotels reported that they are completely booked for this weekend.”
In addition to helping tourists find fun things to do, the guide is a favorite among locals, Brennan says. Over 35,000 copies of the magazine will be distributed to over 650 hotels and visitor hot spots in just a month.
“Since the summer edition was delayed due to stay at home orders, we are merging the Summer and Fall editions to greet visitors as they return,” he says. Advertising space is available for businesses looking to reach tourists who are coming to visit. The deadline to reserve advertising space is July 10.
Resources for local businesses
- Guidance for Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars
- Guidance for Retailers
- Guidance for Hotels for Tourism and Leisure
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