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.

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Travis Crum Williamson Daily News

Tug Valley (WV) CVB looks to open pop-up art gallery

Cabell-Huntington (WV) CVB to Install “Functional Art” Brochure Rack at Airport

Emerald Coast CVB (FL) installs a 210-gallon saltwater aquarium at their Welcome Center

Destination Niagra helps with a local park; adds branding to park.

Hilton Head looks to expand tourism on bicycles

Jefferson City (MO) CVB funds development of attraction (old prison) through concert

The Perry County (IN) CVB looks to hold an arts festival to draw visitors.

Other destination marketing organizations look to partnerships… OLTA and BID4Oban in Oban; Tourism Victoria and Westjet

Others look to campaigns… Bismark (ND) CVB’s ‘No Boundries’ campaign;  Corpus Christi (TX) CVB’s campaign around Fiesta de la Flor; and Gallia County (OH) CVB brings back the Passport Challenge

Finally, Charlottesville (VA) with their Tourism Marketing Sponsorship Grant Program

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