The West Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association today announced the endorsement of Governor Jim Justice in the 2020 General Election for Governor.

“Our members endorse Governor Jim Justice because he has been a champion for travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Mountain State. Tourism numbers have increased, and we thank Governor Justice for his commitment to sharing our beautiful state, our destinations, and our fabulous hotels, motels, and restaurants with the world. We are proud to endorse Governor Justice in the 2020 General Election for Governor,” said Carol Fulks, Executive Director, West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association.

The West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association represents the foodservice, lodging, convention and visitors bureaus, and travel industries in the state, employing thousands of hardworking West Virginians.

Governor Justice recognizes the importance of hospitality and tourism to our communities and West Virginia’s economy, and he thanks them for their endorsement in the General Election.

West Virginia’s tourism has grown for two consecutive years, reversing declines in prior years. In 2019, West Virginia’s tourism growth outpaced the national average by 58 percent. Additionally, Traveler spending in West Virginia has grown 9.9 percent in two years.