Visit Ventura produces video series to inform in changing times

“We rise by lifting others.”

Robert Ingersoll

COVID-19 alters our landscape daily. So much to keep up with. Hoping to make things a little easier for everyone, Visit Ventura has launched “Ventura NOW,” a series of videos and blogs whose aim is simple — to keep everyone up to date on what’s happening in Ventura at the moment.

“Things are moving — and changing — so fast,” says Marlyss Auster, Visit Ventura President and CEO. “It’s easy for people to get confused, and maybe even feel a little helpless. We wanted to ease that feeling of confusion and helplessness. We thought what better way than to tell our friends, in a simple and straightforward manner, exactly how things stand in Ventura right now.”

Visit Ventura has already produced several “Ventura NOW” videos and distributed them on Youtube and across all of Visit Ventura’s Channels, which reach close to 200,000 followers. Couched in simple messages from Visit Ventura’s staff, the already produced “Ventura NOW” videos include “Beaches and Parking,” “Shop Ventura, Save Ventura” and “Channel Islands.” The short (less than two minutes) videos address simple specifics; for instance what you can expect when you take an Island Packers boat out to the Channel Islands, or what the rules are now at Ventura’s beaches. Visit Ventura has also published blogs on these topics. The slightly longer blogs contain more detailed information. And, being a situation in progress, Visit Ventura will stay on top of future changes, continuing to publish informative videos and blogs.

The reasoning behind “Ventura NOW” is as simple as the presentation.

“We’re all in this together, and any time we can help each other, well, the world is a better place,” says Auster.

For more information on “Ventura NOW,” and specific information on how things stand in Ventura regarding reopenings, please visit Visit Ventura’s website at

And last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to Ventura’s residents. Thank you for staying informed, thank you for wearing a mask, and thank you for social distancing.

Plain and simple — thank you for caring.

Caring will help see us through.

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