An update from CEO Laurie Baker
This month's newsletter is meant to be a reprieve from all the emotional stress due to managing current and future financial struggles. The Redding CVB team has compiled some fun challenges to help both visitors and community members remember some of the good that surrounds us . Everything you see in the newsletter can also be found at the puzzles, future road trip ideas, videos, and recent blog articles. Our goal is to show visitors what they can experience once they can travel and inspire our local community to rediscover treasures close to home. We hope you enjoy and share with your friends and family what is complied in this newsletter.

Laurie Baker
CEO , Redding Visitors Bureau

Increasing demand in content is enticing for future travelers
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? And what better way than putting together a puzzle of a Redding area attraction?

The Redding CVB team put together a series of 18 puzzles featuring photos of outdoor activities, arts and culture, breweries and wineries, historic sites, national and state parks and waterfalls for people to complete. With everyone looking to fill time during the shelter-in-place order during the Coronavirus pandemic, the puzzles give potential visitors something to do while keeping Redding top of mind. This is part of our "Plan Now, Travel Later" phase of our adjusted marketing approach during the pandemic.
WHO'S UP FOR A ROAD TRIP? sees an uptick in visits to Road Trips page during pandemic
People are adjusting travel plans once the shelter-in-place mandate is lifted. According to a recent study from U.S. Travel, Americans are more likely to choose regional travel over long-haul destinations when the pandemic is lifted and 37.6 percent of people say they will take more road trips and avoid air travel.

The Redding CVB revamped the Road Trips page on to provide information for people looking to plan their trip for when it's safe to travel. Road trip itineraries were created for driving through Lassen Volcanic National Park, the famous waterfall loop and the caves of Shasta Cascade.

Film Shasta helped with two major productions in the North State
Film Shasta , which is part of the Redding CVB, is excited to announce the release of an award-winning feature film "Interpreters: A C & Earth Chronicle - quantum 1" by Archetype Pictures on May 12 and over 90 percent of the film was shot on location in Shasta County. So far, the film has taken home six total awards in two international film festivals and it will be distributed by Amazon, Apple, Redbox, XBox and other VOD platforms.
The popular HGTV show House Hunters filmed an episode in Redding and aired April 29. Film Shasta helped the show film in the North State by providing location support, site monitoring and permit assistance. The episode was titled "Close to Home Or Out in the Country" and it featured "a Redding, CA couple with two daughters who are eager to move out of her parents' home and find their own place." It was Season 185, Episode 13 but it is not available to watch online.

Watch the video from one of our marketing campaigns

Read our recent tourism articles from the Visit Redding blog
Road Trips Worth Taking From Redding to Fit Any Schedule

Horizons are meant to be chased. Lucky for you, the UpStateCA wilderness offers a variety of sight lines to keep you entertained for that windshield time. Volcanoes, mountain peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes, multiple national forests,...

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