Let CVBs Work Their Magic for Your Planning Wish List By Christine Loomis

Convention and visitors bureaus can grant planners more time, money and the kind of local, authentic experiences attendees crave.

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How CVBs Set Their Destinations Apart By Christine Loomis

In addition to highlighting the destination itself, the right experiences give attendees a break from meetings, shake things up and more often than not send them back to the business at hand energized and able to think in new and creative ways.

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Strengthening Industry Relationships That Are Crucial to Success By Maura Keller

Meeting planners, CVBs, live event agencies, DMCs, rental companies and other suppliers must work effectively together to deliver the best possible outcome.

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A New Name, New Mission and New Value Proposition for Destination Organizations By Christine Loomis

President and CEO Don Welsh tells how DMAI’s rebranding will significantly empower CVBs to excel.

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NextGen CVBsOctober 1, 2015
The Changing Role of Destination Marketing Organizations By Karen Brost

The role of CVBs and DMOs is evolving to meet the changing needs of its markets now that we live in a digital world.

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CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues By Patrick Simms

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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Standout CVBsSeptember 1, 2014
Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others By Patrick Simms

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

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Destination MarketingFebruary 1, 2014
The Future Is Now By Derek Reveron

Destination Marketing Organi­zations (DMOs), also known as Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), are hopping on the digital and social media marketing bandwagon to promote their destinations to planners and the public, vie with competitors for meetings, and grow return on investment.

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Cities at Your ServiceSeptember 1, 2013
How CVBs and Convention Centers Are Upping Their Games Across the Country By Karen Brost

Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, CDME, CMP, managing director of Em­powerMINT for Destination Marketing Association International, would like to clear up a few misperceptions some planners have about working with convention and visitors bureaus.  “Oftentimes, CVBs are stereotyped as being only interested in large meetings,” she says. “There’s also a big misperception that CVBs would just send […]

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Destination MarketingFebruary 1, 2013
DMOs and Digital Team Up to Enhance the Destination and Build Attendance By John Buchanan

It wasn’t that long ago, before the pervasive and cumulative powers of the Internet, social networking and mobile media began to transform the meeting industry in astonishingly short order, that destination marketing meant a well-rehearsed sales pitch from a DMO (a.k.a. CVB) or a slick Meeting Planning Guide in the mail. Today, however, destination marketing […]

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