Central Counties Tourism invites people to hit the road from the comfort of their own home with the launch of the York Durham Headwaters (YDH) Virtual Road Trip website. Filled with interactive experiences, engaging stories and activities, the website features experiences that people enjoy from home now, and then take part in first hand once travel restrictions are lifted and tourism businesses begin to fully reopen.
In addition to providing a means for people to keep exploring while at home, the YDH Virtual Road Trip is intended to help keep the region top-of-mind with future visitors, as well as provide marketing support for the businesses that make up the vibrant tourism community within York Durham Headwaters .
The website includes content submitted by local tourism-related businesses, along with “YDH Official” videos made in collaboration with the organization’s stakeholders. Content on the site ranges from interactive farms tours, and first-person views from Canada’s top thrill rides to bike-trick and cycling tutorials, and cooking videos. There are even online wine tasting experiences that allow viewers to purchase a featured wine selection and download tasting cards before they settle in for a guided tasting by one of the region’s award-winning wine makers.
Virtual road-trippers can easily navigate the site based on their interests such as Foodie Fanatics, Family Fun, Adventure Seekers, Passionate Putters and Art Lovers. As with any great road trip there is always more to explore, and virtual road-trippers are encouraged to visit the site regularly as more experiences and virtual itineraries are added.