The Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted 12 travel writers and two photographers on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.
These writers from across the nation were very impressed with our community and the warm welcome they received. We've already heard positive feedback from their visit, which means we're sure to receive national recognition over the course of the next year.
There is no way to put a price-tag on the value of this free publicity. These visitors, and the stories they write, will represent thousands of dollars of advertising equivalency and are likely to have a tremendous economic impact on Danville and Boyle County.
I am writing to extend special thanks to everyone who helped make the travel writer tour a tremendous success. The goal of the visit was to showcase Danville and Boyle County as a tourist destination. Many local business owners provided complimentary services, and everyone involved gave of their time and extended a gracious welcome.