Visit Cincy is a destination marketing organization that drives leisure travel to create ongoing economic impact and vitality for the Cincy Region's businesses and communities in which we serve. Cincy Culture isn’t just one thing. It’s dynamic. Spanning the Ohio River and connecting Midwest friendliness with Southern charm, the Cincy Region is awash in delightful dualities. It’s where history meets innovation, fine art complements outdoor murals, and a classic Coney dog stands on its own among an innovative, bustling local dining scene. Our job is to help visitors choose Cincy and experience Cincy Culture themselves. See it. Taste it. Live it. Share it.
Whether for leisure travelers or meeting professionals, Visit Cincy promotes distinctively memorable experiences that attract, delight, and connect people to the diverse heritage, rich history, deep culture, and values that are uniquely Cincy.
Our overall goal: supporting the residents of the Cincy region through increased tax revenue and direct spending in area businesses by visitors, meeting planners and convention goers. This goal is accomplished through strategic sales, marketing, event services, destination leadership, diversity and inclusion initiatives and tourism industry engagement strategies.
A 501(c)6 corporation, Visit Cincy is comprised of four departments (Finance/Admin; Sales; Marketing and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion). Support comes from a Hamilton County dedicated transient occupancy tax, as well as nearly 500-member companies throughout the region that invest in the efforts of the Bureau and help make the Cincinnati region a top destination by offering their services, attractions and facilities to visitors, meeting planners and convention goers.
Our visitors and tourism industry has grown significantly in economic impact, in 2019, 26 million visitors spent $5 billion, and 88,000 jobs representing almost 10% of Cincinnati's overall economy.
Over the years, Visit Cincy has developed partnerships to strengthen our marketing impact and leverage our regional relationships. One of closest partnerships is with meetNKY, the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 2020, the two organizations solidified a direct collaboration to build leisure tourism business, promote the region for meetings together and maximize business system efficiencies. Joint strategies include building a targeted leisure tourism campaign, web site, visitor resource materials and more. The organizations also work together to promote meetings and events, group and packaged travel, international outreach and support airline development for the region.
An independent entity, Visit Cincy also works closely with hotels throughout the region and a host of regional business and economic development organizations in addition to meetNKY, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, African American Chamber, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, REDI Cincinnati, 3CDC, The Sharonville Convention Center and the current Duke Energy Convention Center management company, to market Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the region.
A myriad of attractions, historical sites and cultural sites welcome groups to Cincinnati... the city combines its past and present in innovative ways.
- Group Tour Magazine