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, named one of the “Top 15 Tourism Marketing Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018.”

National Travel and Tourism Week was last week and a LOT of CVBs/DMOs recognized the week with celebrations, luncheons, and other special events…

Kosciusko (IN) held a cookout

The Woodlands (TX) celebrated at an art show

Kearney (NE) hosts a luncheon

Dodge City (KS) holds an open house and trolley tours

Quincy (IL) also hold an open house

Mercer County (WV) holds reception

Springfield (MO) gives away a Staycation

Johnstown/Cambria County (PA) hosts Picnic In The Park

Harden County (TN) celebrates with 10+ events all week

The grandest celebration? Finger Lakes (NY) celebrates 100 years as the longest standing regional destination marketing organization in the United States.

Peruse through these celebrations to give you ideas how to celebrate next year. You can also look through the US Travel toolkit.

Few other headlines…

Charlottesville Albemarle (VA) CVB launches new brand campaign

Owensboro (KY) launches campaign with Brand USA

National Association of Sports Commissions announces new brand. Will now be Sports Events and Tourism Association or Sports ETA.

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