Great job, tourism. Let’s keep up the good work on social.
“The words that comprise our convention and visitors bureau name have served this region well for more than 75 years. But the world – and this destination – are very different places. With a place so vibrant, we need a name and brand to match. Today, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is now VISIT CINCY!
Visit Cincy is more than a name. It’s an invitation. When we say ‘Cincy’ we mean the entire region.”
“The Visit Cincy brand will be an exciting catalyst to rally our regional partners and meet new growth opportunities,” said President & CEO Julie Calvert. “Visit Cincy is more than a name, it’s an invitation that conveys our mission and invites the world to visit Cincy.”At a time when the vision for improving and expanding our convention and tourism assets has never been clearer, the Visit Cincy brand will be an exciting catalyst to rally our regional partners and meet new growth opportunities head-on.”
Forget the Super Bowl. Visit Newport Beach made its Oscars® advertising debut on ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles’ entertainment special, “On The Red Carpet After the Awards,” marking the destination’s long-standing history with Hollywood.
“This year marked the 94th Annual Academy Awards, and well before the first Oscar was handed out nearly 100 years ago, Newport Beach has enjoyed a long-standing history with Hollywood serving as a silent film set, to a haven for Hollywood’s Golden Era actors and actresses to inspiring stories for TV and film today,” said Gary Sherwin, President & CEO, Visit Newport Beach in a press release.
Newport Beach got its big break during the silent film era as a set in the original Cleopatra in 1917 to and later in All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930. Hollywood stars made Newport Beach a coastal hideaway, and today, Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is one of the nation’s leading film festivals. It attracts 58,000 film and food fans to over 100 feature films, 30 short film programs, and a dozen public parties featuring more than 60 culinary partners.
Eating is always a good idea. David Gonzalez, VP Media Relations & Communications at Visit San Antonio writes, “So proud of our team making this announcement with The James Beard Foundation! Kudos to our leader Marc Anderson for dreaming up this collaboration.”
Visit San Antonio and Culinaria San Antonio announce the first-ever statewide festival partnership with the iconic James Beard Foundation. Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival debuts on Oct. 27-30, 2022 in Travis Park, the heart of downtown.
Explore Minnesota is marketing itself as the ‘Dream State’ in a new campaign introduced at the governor’s conference on March 1 in Minnetonka, MN. In addition to targeting travelers from traditional markets—including bordering states, Illinois, Nebraska and Colorado—this summer the reach will extend to include Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.
Lauren Bennett McGinty, who took over as Director of Explore Minnesota in November said, “While we don’t anticipate a complete return to pre-pandemic levels until late 2023 or early 2024, we are working our way back and anticipate stronger travel volume in 2022. Minnesota is a unique, four-season destination, and we have a major opportunity moving forward to position the state as a top 10 travel destination. After nearly two years of pandemic constraints, Explore Minnesota is ready to execute a new strategic direction to attract travelers from our state, around the country and across the globe who are eager to get back out, explore, and reconnect with the people and places they care about most.”
Newly released snapshot from the Meetings Information Network database (MINT+), looked at the top non-sports events with a minimum of 3,000 rooms on peak night that book in changing locations. A collaboration between Destinations International and Simpleview, MINT+ produced the 2022 Top 250 Conventions Report.
The busiest month in 2022 is June with 14% of the top conventions and second busiest month is October. The second quarter is strong, with one-third of the year’s meetings. Least busy months are December, January, and February.
Speaking of meetings in Orlando, we’re looking forward to seeing you at the 23rd Annual eTourism Summit at Orange County Convention Center.