Garrett County Chamber Wins Awards at Tourism Summit

Last Updated on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:00am | Tourism & Recreation

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. Reporter: Christopher Dowell.
 
 
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won two awards at the 37th-Annual Tourism and Travel Summit presented by the Maryland Tourism Coalition.
 
Competing against nominees from other counties in the state, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won the Best Product or Event award (Small Category) for their Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area 5th Anniversary Celebration and the Best Digital Campaign for their “Garrett County 360° Virtual Reality Experience.”
 
The Best Product or Event award (Small Category) is given to an event, tour, destination, program or experience that is innovative, a model for others and a successful Maryland tourism product with a budget of less than $5,000.
 
The Best Digital Campaign award is given to an entity who integrates digital media in a creative and unique way.
 
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce launched a 360° virtual reality experience of Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County on their website, visitdeepcreek.com, in September.
 
The experience, a result of the Chamber’s partnership with virtual reality company, YouVisit, includes 360° video and photos shot at 22 locations throughout Garrett County.