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.

Johns Creeks Virtual TourDMOs look to high tech for marketing…

Johns Creek CVB (GA) Unveils Virtual Tour Of City

Dutchess Tourism (NY) Offers Virtual County Road Trip

Monterey CVB (CA) looks to live chat

Other CVBs lead destination development:

Alton (IL) proposes a $2M Gondola to the Riverfront City

Halifax County (NC) Convention and Visitors Bureau leads wayfinding signage program

Visit Glendale (AZ) expects to spark tourism with relocated offices

How about visitor-attracting events?

For Graham (TX) it’s the annual Food Truck Championship

For McPherson (KS) it’s a Barn Sale

Alpharetta (GA) offers Mission: Conquer Family Fun in Alpharetta

Finally, sports marketing attracts visitors.

Fort Worth is looking to get in the youth sports game.

Texas neighbor Round Rock is already hosting five national sports tournaments.

Williamson County Sports Authority (TN) focuses on venues.

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