• What does a CVB do?
CVB stands for ‘Convention and Visitors Bureau.’ These, mostly, non-profit organizations are charged with representing their specific location. CVBs give planners access to an array of services and become an extension of the planning team. From site inspections to service provider bids and hotel negotiations to unique experience opportunities, CVBs are one of the best resources and partners a planner can utilize at every stage of a meeting or event.
Make it a priority to reach out to your local CVB or CVB in the area you are looking to host your next meeting or event. They are happy to help you make the most of your budget, align you with hyper-local experiences, and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your group.
C is for:
Caring - CVBs care about your event and want to help you be successful.
Coordinators - CVBs help you coordinate site visits and local vendors.
Creators - CVBs will help you create unique experiences for your group.
V is for:
Vibrant - CVBs will show you the best sides of their destination and local energy.
Victorious - CVBs will work diligently for your successes.
Voices - CVBs are an extension of your voice when negotiating hotel rooms, event space, and vendor contracts.
B is for:
Budget-Savvy - CVBs are a savings in the options they provide.
Brainstormers - If something goes awry, CVBs are able to mitigate the situation and come up with short-notice backup plans.
Beneficial - The benefits listed here just touch the surface of all a CVB can do.
Don’t pass up your best teammate, call your CVB.