Lynchburg is an exciting, vibrant city offering visitors and residents a wealth of things to see, do and experience. Our city and region host a wide variety of annual festivals, indoor and outdoor concerts, boasts over20 engaging attractions and museums, are enriched with abundant natural beauty and recreational opportunities, and feature some of the best innovative chefs in Central Virginia. To that end, we’ve put together a program to train Lynchburg residents and stakeholders on how to be effective Tourism Ambassadors for the city, and we invite you to learn more about how you can participate.
When people visit someplace they’re not familiar with, they often begin to ask questions about best places to stay, best local eating spots and the interesting, must-see sights and experiences. Perhaps you’ve even been asked these questions yourself! The “I Am Lynchburg” Ambassador Program will empower you to respond to questions in a way that helps people see this community from your experienced perspective. Lynchburg is a fantastic destination for any visitor, where many people have made a home and built a life. This program will help you express your passion for the City and tell Lynchburg’s vibrant, exciting story to those who don’t know it.
The “I Am Lynchburg” training program is free and open to the public, with registration required. A training workshop will take place four times per year, limited to 25 people each to allow for a more intimate setting. These workshops will include a three-hour interactive classroom session at the Lynchburg Visitor Center and a 90-minute bus tour of some of Lynchburg’s most important tourist attractions. During this time, prospective ambassadors will learn more about the City so that they will be able to recommend activities, restaurants, historic sites and more for tourists to experience.
Ambassadors-in-training will also learn to see Lynchburg from a visitor’s perspective. From there, they will be able to give specific advice, address questions and give recommendations based on their personal experiences. We will also provide you with inside knowledge about many of the City’s tourism offerings so you can present information to a visitor in an intriguing, captivating way.
As a thank-you and reward for volunteering to represent our city to visitors, at the end of this training, you will receive an “I Am Lynchburg” Tourism Ambassador certificate, a pineapple lapel pin (the official symbol of hospitality) and passes to local and regional attractions to help you continue educating yourself about the attractions of the Central Virginia region!
Showing Love For Your Home
Lynchburg is home to a diverse and creative people. It’s a place that they fall in love with, full of beauty, vibrant culture and memorable experiences that they’re eager to share with others. If you’re interested in helping visitors to our city feel welcome and help them have a positive experience while they’re here, sign up for the “I Am Lynchburg” Ambassador Program! You’ll be in great company, and the next time a family member, friend or even a tourist on the street asks you a question about Lynchburg, you’ll be able to tell them everything you know and love about the wonderful place that is Lynchburg, Virginia.