While most of the tourism news last week centered around the Eclipse, some tourism professionals at Convention and Visitors Bureaus – CVBs (or Destination Marketing Organizations – DMOs) were implementing some innovative programs to increase visitation in their destinations outside of the moonshadow. We call them Tourism Best Practices.

Seattle ClipperVisit Seattle Sets Sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Visit Seattle will compete against 11 teams in the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race that spans 40,000 nautical miles and includes visits to 13 international ports over the next 11 months. 

Another unique partnerships, NYC & Company has signed a deal with Cape Town Tourism that will see the two cities market each other as tourist destinations.
When the community plans four events, the Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau gets behind them by sponsoring a shuttle service to accommodate visitors.
SEO, an app, and geo-fencing are boosting web traffic and tourism to Hagerstown, MD.

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