Tourism professionals at Convention and Visitors Bureaus – CVBs (or Destination Marketing Organizations – DMOs) are implementing some innovative programs to increase visitation in their destinations. We call them Tourism Best Practices.
After reading this first story, every tourism professional will be giving away their lapel pins… Mayor Gives Own Lapel Pin to Random Cruise Ship Visitor, Gets Long Letter
A mayor’s passing personal gift to a random visitor resulted in effusive thanks and the promise of a return visit.
Read the positive story and watch the video – What a Cruise Ship Means to Muskegon
A couple CVBs getting new Visitor Centers:
The Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau say they are ready to unveil plans for a new riverfront office near the gateway to the city, with a goal of connecting downtown and Uptown districts.
The Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau announced a new initiative to bring the first-ever live virtual tour of Seminary Street Historic District to viewers with the “Sights and Sounds of downtown Galesburg.”
A new campaign wants to give international visitors a taste of what Texas and Austin have to offer. Brand USA, Texas Tourism and the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau filmed a 3-minute video highlighting the local culinary scene.
The Paducah CVB spends a fair amount of time encouraging outside media to tell the city’s inside story… and those efforts are paying off. (Subscription)
Saturday marks the end of Quad Cities Museum Week, in which 18 museums joined together under the theme “Museum Mysteries and Little Known Facts.”