You can never have too many Visitor Centers

10 Jun

As we wrap up one of the coolest and dampest springs on record, all you businesses that want the attention of visitors will want to know about a second option to get your brochures and info in front of them.

The main county visitor center, of course, is operated by the Chamber of Commerce, down by the Port of Hood River. It can be a little difficult to find, and access.

Sue Collins, owner of Cascade Travel, had some extra space in the front of her store. She thought it might make a good Visitor Center annex. So, with the blessings of the Chamber, she set it aside late last year and has been adding that Blue-Dot-with-white-i international “information center” symbol to lure visitors.

She sent a note recently, reminding the business community that the Center is now open 7 days a week.

Sue says she is seeing increasing drop-in traffic. Because she is a longtime local, she is able to break from her other work and help answer questions.

It’s pretty cheap to get your info into her store — just $10 a month for a 4-by-8-inch rack card size, or $15 for a 9-by-11-inch (flyer / magazine) rack size. For year-round display, you can simplify things with one-time payment of $120 or two payments of $60 (for the rack card display; adjust upward for larger displays).

Make checks payable to Cascade Travel. Sue also accepts credit cards. To learn more, contact Sue Collins at Cascade Travel, 506 Cascade in Hood River, or call 541 386-6800 x4

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