Forty-one members of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers are exploring — and writing about — West Virginia this week.
The Greenbrier County CVB, Visit Southern West Virginia and Explore Summers County have partnered with Adventures on the Gorge to serve as primary sponsors of this week's SATW meetings, according to Mona Mesereau, of Mesereau Travel Public Relations. This week's theme is "Southern West Virginia: Reinventing a Destination."
SATW members arrived throughout the day on Sunday. They were involved in a welcome event at The Greenbrier that night and spent the night in Lewisburg. Monday's activities included a board meeting at the Lookout Post at Adventures on the Gorge in Lansing, as well as a panel discussion titled "New River Gorge — from National River to National Park." Panelists included Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge; Nick Rahall, the former U.S. representative from West Virginia who helped lead the charge to establish the New River Gorge as a National River more than 40 years ago; and Dave Arnold, one of the co-founders of Adventures On The Gorge and an AOTG board of directors member.
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