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Webster County CVB Earns State Recognition

This past week, West Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association (WVHTA) hosted their annual Hospitality University Conference in White Sulphur Springs.

     While there, Alex Fliegel was awarded a plaque acknowledging Webster County’s Conventions and Visitors Bureau (CVB) accreditation. For the first time in Webster County history, we now join 36 other counties in WV that already have accreditation. It is a lengthy process for the position to meet all the necessary numerous requirements set forth by the WV Association of CVBs board of directors. The certification, which must be renewed every three years, allows the tourism funds garnered through hotel motel taxes to be utilized within the county. The accreditation requirements also get updated regularly to hold each CVB accountable to their community, county, and the state.

     Fliegel noted what an honor it was to achieve this goal for Webster County and said of the WVHTA conference, “Attending the conference broadens my scope of what tourism and the hospitality industry looks like within our state as a whole through several possibilities one might not think of automatically.  It is also encouraging to see Webster County as part of this larger moving entity that promotes the potential of WV”.