Successful planners preparing now for travel restart
Even in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the most successful group tour planners are well prepared for the reopening of travel in the U.S. With experts predicting significant pent-up traveler demand once restrictions are lifted, destinations that offer incredible experiences and high value should be on every group tour professional’s radar. Undoubtedly, Columbus fills that bill.
Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to introduce akron[RE]bound. The new initiative (www.akronrebound.com) was created for Akron/Summit County hospitality industry partners, community stakeholders and local/regional residents. As circumstances created by COVID-19 continue to have negative impacts on Greater Akron’s hospitality industry, akron[RE]bound will provide information and strategies to regain the momentum our community has worked so hard to achieve.
Manhattan, KS to Temporarily Cancel Events, Programs, and Close Certain Facilities Through March 30 to Preserve Public Health
Based on recommendations from the Riley County Public Health Department (RCHD), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to minimize the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for communities, City Administration has made the decision to cancel city-sponsored events and programs until March 30, 2020 to protect public health.
The Fox Cities Convention & Visitor Bureau (FCCVB) celebrated a successful year for Fox Cities tourism at its annual tourism breakfast on Feb. 28 at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley.
The event, attended by nearly 200 industry partners, hoteliers and local business leaders, highlighted the opening of the Community First Champion Center, provided updates about the new FCCVB brand campaign – the Fox Cities Originals, recognized notable organizations for their contributions in support of the FCCVB’s mission and featured a keynote speech from national tourism speaker Joe Veneto, who spoke about curating original individualized travel experiences in the Fox Cities.
Industry leaders in attendance represent $50 million in potential new business for Cincinnati
Cincinnati has been selected as the host destination for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals’ (NCBMP) 37th Annual Convention, November 18-21, 2020.
Nearly 300 top decisionmakers within African American markets throughout the country will convene in Cincinnati, including hospitality professionals, meeting planners and association executives. The major convention announcement came at the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25
A new open website connects artists with community groups. The Kansas Flint Hills Artist Registry is a self-registration database of regionally based artists.
It is accessible to individuals, groups, and businesses looking to connect with an artist with a specific form. The registry is atahamanhattan.com/artistregistry.
Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau's Pam Seidl, Matt Ten Haken will help advance statewide tourism objectives
Two Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCCVB) staff were recently named to committees of the Governor’s Council on Tourism, which support the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in developing and enacting its 2019-2021 strategic plan. FCCVB Executive Director Pam Seidl will serve on the Meetings and Convention (M & C) Committee, and FCCVB Director of Sports Marketing Matt Ten Haken will serve on the Sports Marketing Committee.
Once a place of constraint, Columbus now leads craft cocktail, distilling and brewing revolution
This year marks the 100th anniversary of a nationwide prohibition on alcohol consumption, which ironically started in Columbus. Today, the city is a mecca for craft beer, cocktails and spirits, with a number of skilled makers leading the national movement. As a result, visitors can immerse themselves in Cbus’ sizzling nightlife, fueled by wildly creative cocktails, breweries and distilleries – many of which also boast some of the city’s best dining.
Williston Parks and Recreation District installs first Mamava suite in NW North Dakota to support breastfeeding moms!
With over 900 babies being born in Williston in 2019 and the Williston Area Rec Center being a hub for moms, babies and strollers to get active, a private space for women to breastfeed was important. WPRD staff realize the important health benefits of breastfeeding and took a progressive stance to support moms in their community. By adding a Mamava suite to the building WPRD provides their staff and patrons with the clean, dignified, and private space they deserve.
Traveling to Milwaukee for a meeting or convention? Coming to the city on business? Enjoy our stellar venues and state-of-the-art meeting spaces, but don’t forget to take some time out for wellness.