July 9, 2020
We are here for you!
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism provides this Tourism Talk e-news to provide ongoing information to our local businesses. We have also added tourism industry resources to Bellingham.org for access anytime.
We are here to help all our members navigate these uncertain times.
Safer Stronger Together
Virtual Community Forum for Whatcom County Businesses
Health and Safety with US Travel Assoc and Trip Advisor
In case you missed this week’s webinar on What Traveler’s Need to Feel Safe, you can watch the webinar below for a discussion on the state of the pandemic several weeks into the reopening process, what travelers need from businesses to restore their confidence and important conversations around why health and safety during travel is a shared, social responsibility. Hear details on TripAdvisor’s new Travel Safe Initiative which aims to aid in restoring traveler confidence.
How Americans Feel About Travel Now
July 5 Survey Data by Destination Analysts
Watch the Full Webinar Presentation of this week's findings on Americans and travel. This week's online presentation was followed by a conversation with Robin McClain, SVP of Marketing & Communications at Destination DC and a fantastic panel of black travelers who shared their experiences and desires, as well as their perspectives on how the travel experience can be made more inclusive, welcoming and safe. (60-minutes)
Our Tourism Super Heroes!
Thank you to all our great Tourism businesses for doing your part to keep everyone safe, and for continuing to share your face mask photos with us by sending them to media@bellingham.org . We are utilizing these throughout our website, social media and email channels to let locals and travelers know your business is open, taking public health seriously, and ready to serve!
Moondance Sea Kayaking Adventures
The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive
B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar
Pepper Sisters
Home2 Suites by Marriott
Kulshan Brewing
by Sandy Ward
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on local jobs. Small businesses, restaurants and lodging have been hit disproportionately hard. While impact data continues to unfold, and the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves, information to date suggests a sustained downturn in the economy throughout the summer and into fall. Others predict it could be 2021 before a significant recovery starts.
by Lorraine
As a writer and as a way to cope, I’ve been journaling about the many ways my life and the lives of my family have changed in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19 and the Stay Home, Stay Healthy quarantine. I wondered if my grandchildren would someday read my journals and learn more about this historic time.

I know I’m not the only one who has channeled energy toward creative outlets during this time. Social media, news organizations, and websites have shared stories from across the country of how people are expressing their new experiences. As a civilization, we also learn and grow from our collective history. But that only happens if we record that history for future generations.
July - August

Time: 11 am - 3 pm
July - August

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursdays
July - August
July 21

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
July & August 2020
Our region is full of beauty! Send us your scenic photos from all around the county and enter them in our latest contest for a chance at a prize! Yes, members can enter. Members can also donate prizes. Enter  here .
Questions? We are happy to answer them for you.
Give us a call at 360-671-3990,  email  us or visit our website at  bellingham.org .

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
360-671-3990|  bellingham.org