Travel Council seeks host today for outdoor rec series

Posted 9/9/21

If they act quickly, 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 …

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Travel Council seeks host today for outdoor rec series

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If they act quickly, 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.

“Outside Yellowstone” will be a series of short video segments highlighting local outdoor recreation opportunities. The online series will be part of the Park County Travel Council’s efforts to showcase outdoor hidden gems to potential tourists, but first, the show needs a host.

“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, the travel council’s executive director.

Live auditions for prospective hosts will take place from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Forward Cody’s co-working space, @theSquare, located at 1130 Sheridan Ave. in Cody.

The council is looking for someone who lives in Park County and is an active 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.”

He noted that Park County and other destinations across the Rockies have seen a surge of visitors looking to escape to the outdoors during the pandemic. The Park County Travel Council is using some of its CARES Act funding to make visitors more aware of local outdoor recreation and backcountry opportunities, which Hauck said will help disperse visitors to less-crowded areas and build tourism during winter, spring and fall. Attracting veteran and first-time recreation travelers will strengthen the local economy, he said. 

For additional information or to share a video work sample, email pctc@codychamber.org.

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