CHARLESTON, W. Va. — For the first time in three years, the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has a new travel guide for the city of charleston.
The unveiling of the guidebook, with a cover photographed by a local woman, took place Wednesday at Capitol Market. The cover features Aristotle Jones, a local musician who was performing at the Mayor’s Concert during FestivALL this year. The photo was taken by local photographer Leslie Rine and posted to her Instagram.
Brady told 580-WCHS in Charleston that the CVB reached out to local Instagram users to ask for permission to use photos throughout the 32-page guide. Brady wanted to make a splash, being the first post-pandemic travel guide.
“It’s an inspirational piece that promotes the city using local talent, a local designer and local photographers. It’s something we’re proud of and excited to share with the world,” Brady said.
The CVB slogan is throughout the guide, “Discover the Unknown”. It includes sections such as a travel toolkit, outdoor recreation information and ideas, Discover WV pages, and Charleston’s neighbors.
Guides can be found at the Visitor Information Desk inside the Capitol Market, the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, area hotels, West Virginia Yeager International Airport, and all Visitor Centers. home of the state of West Virginia.
“The old adage says a picture is worth a thousand words. We can tell people how great Charleston is, but the best way to share that information is to show them. That’s why it’s full of rich photography, dynamic and emotional,” Brady said of the photo art inside.
Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin spoke at the unveiling before Jones performed.