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The Blue Ridge Parkway Association has provided travel information to visitors since 1949 in official partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway – National Park Service.

The Blue Ridge Parkway Association attracts visitors to travel the Parkway, distributing more than one million Parkway information pieces in print each year– in addition to this website and our mobile app.

Why Join BRPA?

BRPA not only attracts visitors to the region, we also promote member businesses and communities along the Parkway that meet travel and recreational needs so visitors have the best experience possible. Visitors use these travel resources to find dining, lodging, shopping, recreation and entertainment venues during their Parkway travels. They respond by telling their friends and coming back.

BRPA members have access to valuable industry resources, a network of driven and creative professionals invested in supporting their community, and free event listings on BRPA’s online Parkway Events Calendar.

Working in cooperation across communities and state lines for more than 70 years, we are able to accomplish much more together than we could separately. Keep reading below for details on BRPA’s promotional materials.

BRPA 1973 Directory & Travel Planner
Times Change

And so does trip planning. BRPA’s Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner, 1973-1974 Edition.

BRPA Membership today includes presence on 3 platforms – print, web and mobile app – for one rate, with a range of additional opportunities available to members to increase exposure on each medium.

Parkway Ridge Region Daytrip

Print, Web & Mobile For One Rate


Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner:

  • The only travel publication of its kind distributed exclusively along the Blue Ridge Parkway at all Visitor Centers and concession facilities
  • Each printing of 300,000+ copies is fully distributed
  • Distribution includes:
    • Parkway Visitor Centers and Facilities
    • North Carolina and Virginia State Welcome Centers
    • Mountain area visitor information centers
    • AAA offices across the U.S.
    • By mail to visitors in the U.S. and Canada


  • High-ranking result for “Blue Ridge Parkway” searches on all major search engines
  • More than 1 million unique visits each year
  • Includes an Interactive Map tool that allows visitors to find Association members’ locations in relation to the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Free listings on Parkway Events Calendar, with top result for “Blue Ridge Parkway Events” searches


Blue Ridge Parkway – Travel Planner App:

  • More than 280,000 total downloads
  • FREE download compatible with iPad, iPhone and Android phones
  • Developed in cooperation with the Blue Ridge Parkway – National Park Service
  • Content works and is accessible even without cell signal or Wi-Fi
  • Members are searchable in several different ways
  • Visitors can directly access navigation to member locations

Opportunities for BRPA Members

The BRPA News & Views newsletter includes Blue Ridge Parkway news, regional opportunities, and Association updates.

BRPA promotes the Blue Ridge Parkway region and BRPA members directly to AAA in the U.S. and CAA in Canada through visits with counselors, newsletters, a familiarization tour, and more.

BRPA membership meetings are fun and informative. Meetings held in varying regions along the Parkway offer a chance to meet new friends in the travel industry and explore the Parkway at discounted rates.

Opportunities for networking with industry peers and community stakeholders at BRPA meetings is invaluable, and all members are strongly encouraged to attend!

Join the most requested and trusted source of Blue Ridge Parkway information in print, online, and mobile.