FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitor Bureau Issue Joint Statement Asking Guests to Postpone Visits to the Lake Tahoe Region Until Further Notice
Aug. 31, 2021, 3:30 p.m. PT
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE/NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The official destination marketing and management organizations for the various areas that represent tourism to the Lake Tahoe region are joining forces asking all visitors to postpone immediate travel plans due to the Caldor Fire. This includes the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (Tahoe South) and the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Bureaus (North Lake Tahoe).
Much of the Tahoe Basin, including the City of South Lake Tahoe and West Shore communities in El Dorado County up to the Placer County border are currently under a mandatory evacuation order with the situation continuing to be fluid. The following joint statement is being released by the organizations:
“The well-being of our local residents, businesses, communities, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us. At this time, we are asking all guests to postpone immediate travel plans to the Lake Tahoe region until further notice.
Our top priority is helping those affected. We ask for everyone’s support in following the orders of emergency agencies. We would also like to thank the firefighters, city, county and emergency organizations and personnel working to protect our communities for their leadership in coordinating efforts.
Jointly signed on Aug. 31, 2021, by:
- Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
- Andy Chapman, president and CEO of Incline Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
- Bonnie Bavetta, Interim CEO of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
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ABOUT THE LAKE TAHOE VISITORS AUTHORITY
Designated by USA TODAY among “15 ultimate summer road trips,” (July 2019) Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation, packages, and healthy travel at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.
ABOUT NORTH LAKE TAHOE MARKETING COOPERATIVE
The North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative is the official destination marketing and management organization for North Lake Tahoe. The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau form the cooperative agreement between both entities with a mission to increase visitation, travel spending and overnight stays in the North Lake Tahoe region. Lake Tahoe is the crown jewel of the Sierra. Formed approximately two million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans two states and boasts two dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails, and communities filled with local artisans and shopping experiences. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor Information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For more information, visit GoTahoeNorth.com/KnowBeforeYouGo.