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The Results Are In
Published Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:00 pm

Visit Santa Rosa (VSR) – the Chamber program tasked with marketing Santa Rosa as a tourism destination, bringing visitors, meetings, and events to the area – is dedicated to sharing the destination and inspiring visitors to discover all there is to see, do, eat, drink, hike, bike, and explore in Sonoma County.  

That dedication continues to deliver impressive results for VSR’s hospitality partners, especially in the realm of generating media interest. Over the course of the past year VSR hosted 17 media visits that generated 42 articles in national high-profile outlets such as Forbes Online, Lonely Planet, GoNomad, Uproxx and Family Vacation Critic. Even more impressive is that this media coverage reached millions of people with unique views. (Interested members can contact VSR’s Director of Marketing Chris Vomvolakis for more details.)

Representative of the glowing media endorsements are these snippets:

  • From Wherever Family: “Santa Rosa, the county seat, is a vibrant small city, with theater, arts and a multitude of outdoor activities. Although better known for its wine and even breweries, it is family-friendly, particularly for youngsters in the 4 to 7-year-old range.”
  • From social media influencer Eddie Zamora (aka “The Yum Yum Foodie”): “I was given the chance to explore the California Artisan Cheese Festival in Santa Rosa, and boy was it worth the trip. Just the weekend is definitely not enough time to explore this great part of Northern California.”

Collectively, the five person Visit Santa Rosa team has over 128 years of experience in the hospitality, sales, marketing and related industries. It’s been said that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. The Visit Santa Rosa team loves what they do, and that bears out in their media placement results and contributes to their continuing success as a destination management organization.


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