Convention and Visitor Bureaus are not-for-profit organizations charged with representing a specific destination and helping the long-term development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy.
For visitors, CVBs are like a key to the city. As an unbiased resource, CVBs can serve as a broker or an official point of contact for convention and meeting planners, tour operators and visitors. They assist planners with meeting preparation and encourage business travelers and visitors alike to visit local historic, cultural and recreational sites.
• CVBs offer unbiased information about a destination’s services and facilities
• CVBs save visitors time and energy, as they are a one-stop shop for local tourism interests
• CVBs can provide the full range of information about a destination
• Most services provided by CVBs cost nothing
CVBs make planning and implementing a meeting less time-consuming and more streamlined. They give meeting planners access to a range of services, packages and value-added extras. Before a meeting begins, CVB sales professionals can help locate meeting space and check hotel availability. CVBs can also link planners with the suppliers, from caterers to off-site entertainment venues that can help meet the prerequisites of any event.
No matter the size of the meeting being organized, all planners are encouraged to use a bureau’s services.
Among the advantages of going through a CVB to plan a meeting:
Convention and visitor bureaus keep track of room counts, as well as other meetings coming to the area. View a list of Douglasville hotels.