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