Explore Summers County is a CVB (Convention & Visitor Bureau) which is similar to a DMO (Destination Marketing Organization).
As the official marketing organization for Summers County, it is our mission to strengthen the community by advancing economic growth and vitality through tourism.
what we do
CVBs are a key resource for visitors, convention, meeting, and event planners, tour operators and visitors. Our main purpose is to promote tourism in our county through marketing our assets. This includes advertising, creating and distributing brochures, maintaining a website and social media accounts, as well as managing a local Visitor Center for travelers where the can gather information on the area. The Visitor Center is open year round Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
CVB's are funded primarily through occupancy taxes. 6% occupancy taxes are charged to those that stay overnight in hotels, motels, B&B's, and vacation rentals. 3% of this tax goes to CVB's with the remaining 3% going to local government (County Commission, and City).
CVB's are not funded by local citizens' taxes.
Our yearly report comes out at the end of our fiscal year, and is available to download or view in early July. Click below for past reports.