FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Lake Tahoe Visitor Bureaus Welcome Back Guests
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., Sept. 14, 2021 – The official destination marketing and management organizations for the North Lake Tahoe region are officially welcoming back guests after asking visitors to postpone travel plans last month due to the Caldor Fire.
“The Tahoe Basin has experienced some hardships these past few weeks and the Caldor Fire has impacted the entire region,” said Andy Chapman, president and CEO of Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the losses around our communities and to our neighbors in South Lake Tahoe. We are incredibly grateful for the firefighters and first responders who continue to keep our community, residents and visitors safe. We look forward to welcoming back guests to the region.”
Most businesses within North Lake Tahoe are open with no wildfire-related restrictions, and are ready to welcome guests back for the fall season. Most recently, evacuation orders and warnings within the Tahoe Basin have been downgraded with full containment of the Caldor Fire expected by the end of September.
“We can’t thank our community enough for their generosity and support during this challenging time in the region from hosting evacuees to providing meals and other services for residents and fire personnel,” said Bonnie Bavetta, Interim CEO of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “We also appreciate the outpouring of compassion and encouragement from afar and look forward to welcoming back travelers to North Lake Tahoe. Tourism directly supports our local businesses and economy, and we hope visitors will come enjoy the upcoming fall season with us.”
Visitors to North Lake Tahoe are encouraged to confirm travel plans directly with local businesses and lodging properties. Variable air quality and temporary closures throughout the Tahoe Basin may affect business operations.
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has temporarily closed all California National Forests including within the Tahoe Basin. Travelers are encouraged to visit the North Lake Tahoe Wildfire Resources page as well as the Know Before You Go page for the latest travel information. For details on how to support families impacted by the Caldor Fire, go to the El Dorado Community Foundation page.