Travel Council Seeks Host for Outdoor Rec Series
CODY, Wyo., September 3, 2021 – Park County residents have a chance to share their favorite outdoor recreation locations and activities with the world as part of a new web series aimed at attracting visitors to the area’s wide open spaces.
Outside Yellowstone will be a series of short video segments posted and promoted online that will highlight local outdoor recreation opportunities as part of the Park County Travel Council’s efforts to showcase outdoor hidden gems to potential tourists.
“We’re announcing an open casting call as we search for a host to share their knowledge of and enthusiasm for Park County’s most enjoyable adventures in our most wild and beautiful wild places,” said Ryan Hauck, Executive Director for the Travel Council.
Park County and other destinations across the Rockies have seen a surge of visitors looking to escape to the outdoors during the pandemic, Hauck said, and attracting veteran and first-time recreation travelers will strengthen the local economy.
Hauck said the Travel Council is using CARES funding to make visitors more aware of local outdoor recreation and backcountry opportunities, which will help disperse visitors to less-crowded areas and build tourism during winter, spring and fall.
The host for Outside Yellowstone should be someone who lives in Park County and is actively part of the local outdoor recreation scene, Hauck said. Poise on camera, an energetic delivery and an ability to connect with viewers is key.
“We’re able to pay our host a modest stipend, but more importantly we’re searching for someone who is doing this because they’re passionate about the area and what it has to offer,” Hauck said. “And because we’ll be filming and posting segments over several months, we want someone locally based who’s reliable and available.”
Live auditions for prospective hosts will take place from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 @theSquare, 1130 Sheridan Avenue in Cody. For additional information or to share a video work sample, email [email protected].
Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as areas inside of Yellowstone National Park and the valley east of the entrance. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.
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