For years, CVBs have been developing and promoting “be a tourist in your own city” encouraging families to venture out and discover local attractions they haven’t visited or re-visit a destination they haven’t been too in years. Leave it to a video game to truly drive families to be a tourist in their own city. PokemonGo is sending droves of game players to new parts of their community or attractions they haven’t visited in a while. How are CVBs maximizing Pokemon fever?

Alex Beall Visit Anaheim

Alex Beall Visit Anaheim 

CVBs Publish PokemonGo Guides to Draw Visitors

While Pokémon Go continues to gain popularity, the game also presents CVBs with a new way to market landmarks and visitors with a new way to explore.

Tourism Bureau Draws Out A ‘Pokemon Go’ Hunting Map

The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau is promoting tourism in Rhode Island by publishing a guide to help Pokémon Go players hunt imaginary monsters.

Prov Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau Starts Pokemon Go Blog

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is helping Pokemon Go players navigate the city with a blog series on its website. The series highlights Pokestops in popular Providence neighborhoods.

Other non-Pokemon Tourism Best Practices:

The #HappyInHagerstown Photo Contest is Going On

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau Hosting Rock Decorating Events

Discover National Parks with Visalia Adventure Talks

Alpharetta Welcome Center Offers Free Photos with Superheros

New Visitor Information Center opens at Schlitterbahn

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