INVITATION FOR BID ARC/FLAP/ATC

INVITATION FOR BID ARC/FLAP/ATC   BID #GC-TC-22: GILES COUNTY TRAIL CENTER   Giles County is requesting sealed bids for a construction contract to complete elements of the Giles County Trail Center, a project funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant, Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) funding and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). Bidders may bid on the following contracts:   Bid # GC-TC-22: GILES COUNTY TRAIL...

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Jan 12 2022

Romantic Getaway idea in Giles County, VA

Romantic Getaway idea in Giles County, VA From our friends at the Inn at Riverbend What makes the Inn at Riverbend the perfect location for a romantic getaway to create timeless moments for you and your loved one?  Let’s begin with its picturesque location in Giles County of Virginia's New River Valley.  Just outside your bedroom door are chairs to enjoy a...

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Aug 10 2020

Giles County Tourism Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing

Giles County Tourism Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing Giles County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives. $866,504...

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May 03 2020

Giles County Celebrates the Spirit of Travel

Giles County Celebrates the Spirit of Travel for National Travel & Tourism Week ~Giles to highlight the resiliency and power of tourism May 3-9~   Giles County, Virginia– Beginning May 3, Giles will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a number of offerings that honor the spirit of travel in recognition of the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency, even in the face of...

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The Palisades Restaurant Owner Receives Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2019

Shaena Muldoon receives Jim Wordsworth Award- Restaurateur of the Year [caption id="attachment_26701" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Barry Biggar, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair, Shaena Muldoon, Restaurateur of the Year, Debbie Donehey, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair the night of the awards.[/caption]   VRLTA Announces 17 Honorees at 4th Annual Dinner at The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump Richmond, Va   The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)...

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Mar 04 2019

Introducing Will Jones

Will Jones is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management. He is interested in international and domestic economic development, particularly regarding rural areas, agriculture, and food security. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring local recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and camping. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech in December 2018,...

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Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Mill Creek Nature Park

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Mill Creek Nature Park [caption id="attachment_24387" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Billy Bowling.[/caption] Mill Creek Nature Park, located at the end of Northview Street, in Narrows, Giles County, Virginia is a top secret, awesome mountain biking, hiking, fishing, town owned park in the New River Valley. Although now the secret is out!   This 145 acre mountain property is managed by...

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Jul 03 2018

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month July 2018 This month you will see information about various businesses, attractions, organizations, and events for Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month. The Giles County Tourism Committee created this idea and included it in the 2017-2018 marketing plan. The group recognized that there are unique and special businesses here in Giles that residents might...

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Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017

Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017   ~ Statewide data shows increase of 4.4% compared to 2016 ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also...

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Fall view of Pearis Mtn in Giles County
Nov 03 2017

Tourism Revenue Reached New Heights in Giles County in 2016

Tourism Revenue Reached New Heights in Giles County in 2016 -All of Virginia regions saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $24 billion-   Giles County, VA- (November 1, 2017) - Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year.   According to the US Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated...

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