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Travel Writers From Across the Country Tour Brown County, August 10

July 28, 2015

On August 10, fifteen prestigious travel journalists and tourism industry representatives from across the country will visit Brown County for the day as part of the 2015 Travel Media Showcase. While the Showcase will be hosted in Bloomington August 11-14, participants will explore nearby areas, including Brown County, prior to the main conference.

An Arts Road 46 themed tour will lead writers and tourism professionals along the State Road 46 arts corridor, which will include a stop in Brown County during the afternoon and evening of August 10. After departing from Bloomington in the morning, travel journalists and tourism representatives will visit Columbus before heading to Brown County on their way back to Monroe County for the night.

While in Brown County, writers and tourism representatives will have the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Village of Nashville, as well as see Brown County’s more scenic side at the State Park. Upon arrival, tour participants will visit the historic Brown County Art Gallery, followed by a ride on the Nashville Express and shopping in the Village. Travel journalists and tourism professionals will then be treated to dinner at Big Woods Village before heading to the Brown County State Park for a beautiful sunset in the hills.

Not only will the tour showcase Brown County’s unique history, rich heritage, and breathtaking scenery, it also will provide an opportunity for the area to gain national exposure, raising awareness for the destination and hopefully attracting more visitors to the area.

“We are extremely excited to be part of this tour and the 2015 Travel Media Showcase,” says Jane Ellis, Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get our name out there and to generate some buzz about Brown County not only locally and regionally, but on a national level as well.”

Ellis encourages everyone to show off their Hoosier hospitality while tour participants are visiting. “We want to make our guests feel as welcome as possible,” she says. “This is the perfect time for us to highlight and take pride in our service, hospitality, and sense of community. Let’s show everyone how special and wonderful Brown County truly is.”

For more information on the August 10 tour, please call 812-988-7303, or visit for 2015 Travel Media Showcase conference details.

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