Montgomery Chamber Looking at Post-Pandemic Tourism
The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is working to find new ways to market Montgomery as a destination when people are ready to travel again.
Meg Lewis with the Chamber says Montgomery could be a destination many corporations and non-profits consider for diversity and inclusion training because of the city’s civil rights history. She also says that travel experts expect “drive markets” to be the first tourism markets to recover, meaning people will be willing to drive further distances than before as they look at future travel plans.
“Being at the intersection of I-85 and I-65 puts Montgomery in an ideal location to invite travelers to step away from the road, maybe have a meal, plan an event, spend an evening with us,” Lewis explained, “that’s what we would really love to do and what we are going to proactively work to do with an aggressive public relations strategy.”
Meg Lewis also says that April’s hotel occupancy rate was 31.1%, that’s slightly higher than the 20% the Chamber originally projected. However, that’s in comparison to the 70% hotel occupancy rate we would usually see this time of year.