Welcome to the Vermont Tourism & Marketing Press Room

Hello! I'm glad you're here. This office loves to share Vermont's stories, assist in your research of the Green Mountain State as a four-season tourism destination with strong businesses and breathtaking spaces. Please enjoy some fresh news, imagery and opportunities to connect with Vermont's communities, heritage, recreation, landscape and culture. If you're looking for imagery or aim to delve a little deeper on an article or pitch, please be in touch. Planning a press visit? Get started by completing this press visit form.  

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I look forward to working with you!

 
Jen Butson
Jen Butson

Communications Director
Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
jen.butson@state.vt.us & 802.522.7323(m)
Twitter: @VermontTourism & @jen_butson
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Does leaf-peeping pique your interest? Visit the Fall Foliage Media Center. We're passionate about fall foliage and happy to share news on the upcoming season. 



Featured Summer News:

 -  August Events Calendar. Read more

 - Number One Brew State, Vermont Taps Parks for Pint Partnership. Read More. 

 - Vermont Tourism Announces New Abenaki Heritage and Culture Learning Tool. Read More.


Oldies but Goodies:

Vermont Ramps up its Sports and Wellness Scene in 2014
Vermonters lead the nation in frequent exercise and this summer season, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) invites all athletes and nature-lovers to come experience sports and wellness events in the Green Mountain State. Read More & Happy Training!

Vermont Soft Adventures Offer Fun and Excitement in a Beautiful Landscape
Whether high above the clouds or canyon deep, or traveling at fast speed or gently floating, there’s serious fun to discover in the world of soft adventures in Vermont. Find your favorite here.

July Events Calendar 

Here's 66 Reasons to Visit Vermont this July

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June Events Calendar
Upcoming festivities celebrate a variety of Vermont’s early summer traditions. Some events are playful, like fiddlehead picking competitions; others are enriching, like plein air festivals and history exhibitions. Read More.

Memorial Day Weekend Ushers in Vermont Tourism Summer Season 
Studios, State Parks and Historic Sites open, plus farmers’ markets and sports proliferate Read More.

May Events Calendar
From Mother's to Memorial Day, May days see blooming and increased sunshine, as well as the opening of dozens of historic sites, state parks and seasonal attractions. Read More.

Vermont Restaurant Week Entices Epicureans and Fuels the Vermont Foodbank
The fifth annual Vermont Restaurant Week, April 25 to May 4, is an opportunity to sample locavore, farm-to-table cuisine that is perennially celebrated in national accolades and headlines. NEW: Dine & Stay Lodging Packages are available statewide. Read More.

Maple Season Serves Up Events, Packages & Pure Maple Indulgence.
Info & video, plus maple photography to download. #VTMaple

April Events Calendar
April in Vermont is sweetened with festivities that celebrate a variety of Vermont’s spring-time traditions. Read More

March Events Calendar
March in Vermont ushers in cultural events and outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s vibrant snowsports scene as well as springtime’s many maple festivities! Read More

February Events Calendar
February may be a short month, but with evenings at cultural events to snowsports competitions and festivals, there’s no shortage of events to explore! Read More.

The Top 10 Topics and Stories of 2013 on VermontVacation.com
In the Green Mountains State, news on fall foliage, Vermont farmers and snowy adventures are perennial favorites; but there is so much more! This year, Vermont Tourism compiled a list of what you, our guests and residents liked the most. Read More.

January Events Calendar
The month of January is host to indoor cultural events and outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s vibrant winter sports scene. Read more.

Winter in Vermont: 2013-14 Season Update
Vermont is a true winter destination. Adventure and relaxation are found in abundance. Read More.

October 22, 2013
Vermont Receives USDA Grant to Boost Agricultural and Culinary Tourism
The joint efforts between the Agency of Agriculture, statewide agricultural organizations and VDTM have reaped a significant award for the future of Vermont agritourism. Read More.

August 20 - October 20, 2013
Visit the Vermont Foliage Media Center for updates, economic info, video, lodging deals, seasonal promotions, events and more.

October 7, 2013
Be Spooked in Vermont this Season: Haunted Highways, Creepy Cabarets & Thriller Dance Lessons
Explore the state with “Haunted Highways” lodging packages, ghost stories and Halloween hysteria.

September 16, 2013
Vermont Tourism Toasts to Oktoberfest with Beer Lovers Getaways
Vermont Tourism toasts to Oktoberfest with new Beer Lovers Getaways; a six-pack offering of lodging packages, tasting tours and more ways to savor what The Huffington Post recently called the Best Craft Brew State. Read More.

September 5, 2013
Vermont Tourism Kicks Off Seventh Annual Apples to iPods Contest at 16 Apple Orchards
Vermont's pick-your-own orchards will offer a chance to win an iPod during the Apples to iPods promotion that kicks off Sunday, September 8.

August 21, 2013
Vermont Tourism Announces New “Seeing is BeLeafing” Video Foliage Reports Start September 5
Seeing is BeLeafing video foliage reports give visitors a fresh look at fall in Vermont. The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing welcomes viewers on a tour of dozens of scenic sites. Read More.

July 30, 2013
Vermont Arts and Creative Economy Events: August through Autumn
Arts festivals and celebrations of creative pursuits canvas Vermont's landscape well into fall foliage season. Read More.

July 29, 2013
Vermont Tourism Calendar of Events: August is Blissful Read More.

July 15, 2013
State of Vermont & Ski Vermont Co-Sponsor Nation's Largest LGBT Family Festival
Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing and Vermont Ski Areas Association Actively Welcome LGBT Travelers. Read More.

June 13, 2013
On Independence Day, Vermont Marches to a Different Drummer
Add to Celebrations of Parades and Fireworks: Sports, Symphonies, Speedways & Satire. Read More.

May 21, 2013
Glimpse Behind the Scenes at 250 Vermont Artisans’ Studios
The 21st Spring Open Studio Weekend is May 25-26.

Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing Campaigns for Visitors from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia
For most D.C. and Philadelphia residents, getting a glimpse of Vermont is easier - and travel more affordable - for the first time in nearly a decade. Read More.

Vermont, the Healthiest State Host Several Sports & Endurance Events Spring to September
Vermont is repeatedly ranked the Healthiest State in the nation. From its chiseled farmers to Olympic skiers and riders and mountain biking mommas, it shows. In the Green Mountain State, there’s an ultra-marathon, adventure race, century ride, distance swim or yoga-fest for all athletic appetites... Read More.

April 3, 2013
Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Reports Record Growth in Visitor Spending and Employment
Visitors made an estimated 13.95 million person trips to Vermont during 2011 for leisure, business or personal travel. Direct spending by visitors for goods and services totaled $1.7 billion, according to a report released. Read More.

February 15, 2013
"Tap Into Vermont" Maple Events, Packages and Promotions Celebrate the Season
It's the start of maple season in Vermont; sunny days and the sweetness of the season stir up quite a celebration. There's many ways to partake! ... Read More.

 



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