Chairman of the Richmond Region Tourism Board of Directors and Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin had a few thoughts to share with the readership of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and was selected correspondent of the day. http://bit.ly/2PYtvSB
History, Culture Draw Tourists, Feed Economy
Communities and destinations throughout the country this week are commemorating National Travel and Tourism Week. Here in the Richmond Region, we have good reason to join in the celebrations. First, of course, is tourism’s economic impact, an engine that generates more than $2 billion and 23,000 jobs to the local economy. But tourism is much more and is at the heart of what defines us. Our history, culture and attractions are the foundations of what make our region a better place to live. They weave the fabric that binds us as a community, project our values and define us with a sense of place. The James River and Virginia Capital Trail, our museums and parks, our restaurants and breweries, our architecture and sports teams — the sum of these parts creates an identity that is uniquely Richmond.
As the nation celebrates this week dedicated to tourism, we in the Richmond Region can take pride in how tourism enhances the quality of life in our region.
Chairman, Richmond Region Tourism Board of Directors