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. This week is chalked full of examples of successful events managed by CVBs to drive tourism.

Courtesy Open Water Planet

Courtesy Open Water Planet

Swimmers Getting Ready for Open Water Event

The South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Open Water Planet, an open water event production company, have teamed up to host the first South Padre Island Open Water Festival.

Chalk It Up: Downtown Janesville Event to Feature National Artist

Art Infusion is the Janesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau‘s annual celebration of the arts and downtown life. Each year, Art Infusion features a master chalk artist and a chalk art competition.

Pella Holiday Tour of Homes Route Announced

The Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the Christmas Tour of Homes in Pella.

Non event best practices…

Hospitality, Tourism Jobs Available at Treme Event

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau teams with hospitality and tourism partners to host a job fair.

And everyone order the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Guide to see what they did to win the Destiny Award in Print Visitors Guide from the U.S. Travel Association. Here’s the news story on the announcement. Congratulations to Charley Johnson and the staff at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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