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Hey! When did Cincinnati get so fun?

2019-05-26 :: ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - When I dream, I dream of Cincinnati. I haven’t lived in the Queen City for more than 35 years, but it still inhabits my subconscious. And while I still return once or twice a year, I decided to make my most recent visit different. This time, I decided to see the city as a tourist. And here is what I learned: My home town is a great town.
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Drive Me to the Moon in Ohio

2019-05-24 :: FAMILY TRAVEL FORUM - If anyone in the family has caught the space bug, make Ohio your road trip destination and explore America’s space heritage in style. While we’re big space fans, you don’t have to be, just curious. A space-themed road trip is a fun and affordable way to interest kids in STEAM activities. You’ll find, as we did, that the down-to-earth Ohioans and rural countryside are part of the pleasure. So, buckle up for some highlights along this 546-mile route.  More >

The best weekend getaways for families in the US

2019-05-21 :: TODAY - Need to escape with the family for a few days to get out of the daily grind? Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation or an educational experience, we've rounded up some of the best cities for a quick weekend getaway. Read on for our top picks along with recommendations on where to stay and what to do when you're there!  More >

Best Summer Travel Destinations

2019-05-15 :: WALLETHUB - School’s out, the mercury’s rising, and some people have yet to spend their tax refunds. In short, it’s time to plan the perfect summer getaway. The only question is: Where should you go? You might have a few destinations already in mind, but your travel budget might not agree. Regardless, it’s ideal to have fun while keeping your spending in check. So which places offer the most bang for the buck? To find out, WalletHub developed a ranking of the cheapest U.S. destinations that are also the easiest to reach. Read on for the full ranking, money-saving travel advice and our methodology.  More >

Former Rust Belt Cities Rise as Innovation Hubs

2019-05-10 :: CONVENE - Like many other former Rust Belt cities, Cincinnati sits on a river. The Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds, has a front-row seat to the Ohio River along with Paul Brown Stadium and the Ohio River Trail. The Duke Energy Convention Center is just a 15-minute stroll away, where the surrounding Central Business District offers highlights like Fountain Square, Skyline Chili, and Proctor & Gamble (P&G) headquarters within convenient reach.
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Remarkable Women Share Insights and Wisdom on Leading a CVB

2019-05-08 :: CORPORATE & INCENTIVE MAGAZINE - Julie Calvert loves her job. “I’m a Cincinnati native. I was born loving Cincinnati and have such pride in my hometown.” While Cincinnati was once under the radar, that’s no longer the case. “There’s a sense of reinvigorated pride that’s spreading beyond our region. I’m proud to be part of this Cincinnati ‘moment in time’ where we’re realizing the true impact that tourism, meetings and conventions are having on our destination. We are so honored to play our part.”
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23 Reasons We’re Completely Captivated by Cincinnati

2019-05-06 :: CAMELS & CHOCOLATE - Cincinnati is one place that’s been popping up on our radar consistently over the past decade: through its street art revolution, through its beer scene, through its place in innovation, boasting the headquarters of such global enterprises as Procter & Gamble. And despite it only being a five-hour drive from Nashville, I’d never visited Cincinnati—until last month. And what I found was more or less what I expected: a city mindful of its approach to urban growth and one bursting at the seams with talent in every possible arena.
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Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood, filled with beer, food, fun and whimsy

2019-05-06 :: THE NEWS-HERALD - Cincinnati’s hip Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has become a hotbed of foodie and creative fun just five easy blocks from downtown’s Fountain Square. Breweries, galleries, a chocolate-maker, winery, bakeries, bookshops, ethnic markets and the historic 1852 Findlay Market draw visitors, as well as locals.  More >

Q&A: Cincinnati USA's Jason Dunn on Business of Diversity for DMOs

2019-05-03 :: CORPORATE EVENT NEWS - Cincinnati USA has become known in the DMO world for making strides in diversity markets over the last few years, notably with the appointment of Jason Dunn as vice president, multicultural sales and community development. This spring, he was promoted to group vice president of diversity sales and inclusion — and is stepping into a role that’s quite novel in the industry. Corporate Event News sat down with Dunn to learn more about what changes he’s striving to make, and where the industry stands as a whole on diversity and inclusion efforts.  More >

Creating a Winning Recipe for Student & Community Success

2019-05-01 :: LEAD CINCINNATI - In December, 15 Dater High School juniors and seniors were the first to graduate from the Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership (IHL) internship program as part of a community-wide push to develop a more highly-skilled and diverse workforce for the region’s growing hospitality industry. It’s an industry that currently employs more than 80,000 people and generates more than $5 billion in visitor spending annually.
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