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.

sandusky-painted-barnSandusky Co. Visitors Bureau Kicks off Barn Painting Project

Last spring, the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsored a historic barn mural painting project and the residents of Sandusky County were encouraged to submit their barns for consideration. After months of review and artwork designing the painting of the first barn mural began.

St. Charles to Celebrate 31st Scarecrow Fest

The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau is coordinates the 31st annual Scarecrow Fest, a nationally-recognized contest.

Cache-ing In: CVB Unveils Geotrail to Promote Tourism Locally

The Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hoping its 40-cache “GeoTrail” will lure real-world scavenger hunters from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states to search for “hidden treasures” at landmarks.

Renovations Coming to Tupelo’s Downtown Visitor Center

Plans are to give the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau visitors center a facelift. More interactive exhibits and a comprehensive timeline of the region are among the planned additions.

New Digs Mean More Traffic at Visitors Bureau

The improved visibility of the North Platte/Lincoln County Convention and Visitors Bureau office has also brought new attention to area attractions and businesses.

Asheville Tourism Officials use Analytics to Target Visitors

The Ashville Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with two analytics companies to better target possible visitors from the markets with the most local potential.

Model Call: Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau Hosting Photo Shoots

The ACVB is holding several photo shoots to capture photos of people who live, work or play in Allen. They will use the local models in print, online, and on social media for Allen marketing materials.

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