CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The weather might be cooling in the Coastal Bend, but the tourist season remains hot.
However, the pandemic has not passed and there is still a desperate need to protect our communities and those who visit our area.
"According to research, 75% of travelers research how destinations and their businesses are managing the coronavirus," said Emily Zertuche, the senior director of creative strategy for Visit Corpus Christi.
Visit Corpus Christi is hoping to allay fears with an initiative focused on our area tourist destinations and local hot spots.
The initiative is called the Visit Corpus Christi Stay Safe Pledge.
"The stay safe pledge is a business's commitment to following recommended CDC precautions," added Zertuche.
Attractions like the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium have taken the lead and signed the pledge.
"We want people to come here, to experience our area," said Tom Schmid, the CEO of the Texas State Aquarium.
The USS Lexington Museum is one of the largest tourist attractions in Texas, bringing lots of people from all over to see it.
Sulema and Manuel Nabarrette are visiting from Austin. Manuel served on the Lexington and this was his chance to visit is old station.
"Because of our age we have been real cautious where we go," said Manuel. "People are wearing masks and it has been really good here."
And that is the goal of the initiative; make sure people feel safe and continue to come to the Coastal Bend, to allow people like the Nabarrettes to say that Corpus Christi cares about their safety.
More than 30 businesses have currently signed the pledge. For those looking to do so, visitcorpuschristitx.org/pledge.