About Us

Visit Southern West Virginia

Who We Are

The mission of Visit Southern West Virginia is to promote southern West Virginia as a visitor friendly travel destination.

Visit Southern West Virginia is a ‘destination marketing’ organization. We are a not-for-profit organization that works independently under the auspices of a board of directors.

Visit Southern West Virginia is directly responsible for travel and tourism ‘product awareness’ to visitors for the 9 county region that we are promote.


The primary funding source for Visit Southern West Virginia, as well as other bureaus like ours, is derived from a tax that is placed on lodging in the area in which we promote and contract to represent. We also offer a membership program to enhance revenue.

Marketing Initiatives

Visit Southern West Virginia’s marketing initiatives are achieved through the following: trade association marketplaces, travel shows, advertising, creation & distribution of promotional and collateral material, direct sales, hosting familiarization tours and other hospitality functions.

What We Do

Visit Southern West Virginia promotes 9 counties in Southern West Virginia. These 9 counties are: Raleigh, Mercer, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, McDowell, Nicholas, Wyoming and Summers.

Southern West Virginia is an ideal place for individual leisure travel, conventions, meetings and group tours. Visit Southern West Virginia is the marketing arm for member businesses of the hospitality community. With this in mind, our Official Visitors Guide and Visitwv.com website is designed to be your authority on any and all tourism related information in southern West Virginia.

We enthusiastically encourage you to use this website and our official visitors guide as a valuable resource in planning your next visit, meeting or group tour to Southern West Virginia.

Visit Southern West Virginia, the official sales and marketing organization of Southern West Virginia, is proud of our region and cities and stand ready to ensure that your time here will be nothing less then outstanding.

Call us toll free at 1-800-847-4898 or locally at 304-252-2244.

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