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.

French Artist in Rockford Depicting Local Scenes for Calendar

Max Gersh RRStar.com Staff

Max Gersh RRStar.com Staff

A project for the Rockford CVB will showcase attractions such as the Coronado Performing Arts Center, Anderson Japanese Gardens and Discovery Center Museum for a 2018 calendar.

Another option is to have people capture pictures…

 

Alton CVB’s ‘Endless Summer Photo Contest’ Kicks Off

One winning photo will be chosen from the two categories as the cover photo for the 2018 Summer Guide for the Meeting of the Great Rivers.

Just as photo contests are popular, “Stay Local, Play Local” campaigns are mainstays. Here’s news of Charlottesville & Albemarle County’s campaign.

DMOs actively create events to drive tourism. In Lewis County, WV, it’s a yard sale. State’s Largest Yard Sale Brings Thousands of Visitors to Lewis County

Finally, partnerships between DMOs is always a best practice. Goleta Chamber and City Partner to Promote Tourism

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