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.

Photo: John Carl D'Annibale

Photo: John Carl D’Annibale

We start with product development…

Albany Murals Greet Convention Center Visitors

Artist deploys varied images to capture the city’s essence

Rossford Debuts Walleye Roundup

CVB teams with City to present fishing tournament


New ‘Mystery Tour’ Added to Missouri State Penitentary Lineup

The Jefferson City CVB has added a new “Mystery Tour” to the list of Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) tour options. The three-hour Mystery Tour will feature a former offender who will shed light on what life was really like behind the walls of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Partnerships are valuable in destination marketing. Here’s news of two…

New York City Tourism Getting Boost from Agreement with Mexico City

New York City and Mexico City just renewed a city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between the two. The two DMOs signed another one-year alliance which includes a collaboration agreement, the sharing of best practices in tourism marketing and the exchange of marketing assets to boost reciprocal travel.

Grove CTB Approves Venture with Miami CVB

(Not THAT Miami! In Oklahoma, it’s My-am-UH.) The Grove CTB members approved an agreement with several Grand Lake communities to operate the Northeast Oklahoma Travel Information Center.

“Speaking” of TICs…

Bridgeport Visitors Center to Open in Late Spring

The new Bridgeport Visitors Center at Charles Pointe will be open later this spring, featuring a conference center and the Greater Bridgeport Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Finally, see what the best are doing. Order the St. Charles Visitors Guide. Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau Awarded ‘Best Visitor Publication’

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