Issue 34 | October 14, 2020
Lea Filson, Executive Director, See Plymouth
Moving is one of the things that psychologists say is unsettling for most people. Change is hard for humans and this is one of the biggest changes we can make. This week See Plymouth moved to 4 North Street, but for us, it was a welcome relief from dealing with this pandemic. For a couple of weeks, we are making decisions that involve where to put a piece of furniture, or that involve physical labor that takes our mind off fear of sickness, home schooling, worry about weight gain and dread that this will never end.

We moved to be closer to members, to be more visible to our visitors, and to create another place besides our Waterfront Visitor Center in Plymouth’s tourism district that is easy to find. Our members both in the town and county will enjoy ADA accessible offices for our meetings.

Our view is now Shirley Square and the heart of the historic and cultural district. We look forward to waving to neighbors when they walk by and to the fellowship we will participate in as we all experience life in New England. 

We’ve included some photos of our staff as they unpack this week, and plan in future weeks to welcome you to one of our in-person gatherings. Yes, the day will come when we can physically gather. In the meantime, soldier on. We have to soldier on, we have no choice while COVID plays out. 

Some of us have used this time for positive purposes, and some have allowed negative points of view to overcome us, but we have to encourage those in the former and pull those in the latter back toward why we are all here. No one ever promised us that every day of our lives would be sunshine and rainbows, but we can create more of those sunny days by helping each other. All of us are here to contribute our given gifts to the world and part of doing that is sharing, caring, and helping others when they need a lift up.

Today, after the photos from our move, I am sharing a lot of data. It’s easy to skip by the data, but in this report, take some time to appreciate this benefit that you, as one of our members, receive. Some numbers are up and others are down, but like they say, you are not part of the show unless you are in the game. Unless we are out there reminding people to visit, we are not in the game. Plymouth and Plymouth County cannot do that by advertising once. Advertising on a steady schedule is the only way we can compete with other places and the investment you make through your membership in tourism is what allows us to do that. We cannot afford to do this on our own…that is why we invest together.

So yes, let’s all soldier on, but let’s do it together.
Welcome to 4 North Street!
The Latest from Jack Girard and
the Waterfront Welcome Center
Photo: Rebecca Richards, Plymouth Pride
The Numbers...
Travel Intentions Survey

Lodging expectations:
Here is what people
are looking for

Two thirds of respondents
are ready to attend a conference or convention

Latest USTA information
COVID's Impact
Here in America, our fear of contracting the virus has risen this past week
Traveler confidence increases with a successful trip

Smart phones and tablets
will create touchless experiences in hotel rooms
Life without movies? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Escape COVID –
Head for the nearest rocket?
What spending the night in
a space hotel looks like
RIP musician Johnny Nash, famous for singing
“I Can See Clearly Now.”
Prophetic that he
died in 2020…
Have you adopted an
animal during COVID?
You are not alone…
Close your eyes and
turn this up loud:
Six minutes of bliss by Khatia Buniatishvili playing
Schubert’s Impromptu No, 3
in G-Flat Major, Op. 90, D. 899
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