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Cincinnati Region's Tourism Industry Supports Record Number of Jobs in 2017

2018-08-31 :: New data shows strongest ever results for tourism, with $5.3 billion in visitor spending and 80,000 jobs supported.   More >

Collaboration, innovation and inclusion key to driving growth of the Cincinnati region’s visitor industry

2018-07-26 :: The 2018 Multicultural Travel and Tourism Forum, Cincinnati Music Festival and thousands of visitors make Cincinnati the epicenter of multiculturalism this week.   More >

Cincinnati's convention-filled summer kicks off with Sigma Pi Phi Grand Boulé, June 22-26

2018-06-20 :: This week marks the start of a summer filled with high-profile conventions in Cincinnati, beginning with the Sigma Pi Phi Grand Boulé, June 22-26. The Grand Boulé will draw more than 1,200 visitors to Cincinnati with an anticipated $1.15 million spent by attendees. Major conventions throughout the summer are expected to bring more than 15,000 attendees and generate more than $8 million in visitor spending overall.  More >

Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Names Julie Calvert President & CEO

2018-05-18 :: Industry leader and Executive Director of Source Cincinnati takes the helm of region’s destination marketing organization with focus on collaboration, transparency, results and inclusive leadership.  More >

Cincinnati region tourism industry celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12

2018-05-03 :: The Cincinnati region’s destination marketing organizations are celebrating the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12, with a series of showcase events to recognize and raise awareness of the importance of the Cincinnati region’s hospitality industry.  More >

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, Offers New Cincinnati Option for Meeting Planners

2018-04-18 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, to the Cincinnati region. The brand new 239-room hotel offers 32,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with an emphasis on group conferences and collaborative spaces.   More >

Vatican's Cardinal Versaldi to be Featured Speaker at National Catholic Educational Association Convention in Cincinnati, April 3-5

2018-03-31 :: Only days after the Easter holiday, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will welcome the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) from April 3-5 for its 2018 Annual Convention & Expo. More than 4,000 Catholic educators from around the world will convene in downtown Cincinnati for three days of learning, networking and sharing best practices at the Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC).   More >

Cincinnati Has Been Included in United Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

2018-03-16 :: Cincinnati has been included as an official Candidate Host City in the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The United Bid announced its list of 23 Candidate Host Cities that will be included in the Bid Book on Thursday.    More >

Cincinnati USA CVB Honors Former CEO Lincoln, Casts Vision for Destination Leadership at 2018 Annual Meeting

2018-03-06 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) held its 2018 Annual Meeting today at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Attracting nearly 500 members of the regional hospitality industry, business professionals, and civic and government leaders, the event celebrated the legacy of recently retired President and CEO Dan Lincoln and highlighted strong convention bookings and travel and tourism economic impact results from the past year.  More >

Cincinnati USA CVB books nearly two-month bowling event

2018-02-21 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has booked a more than 70-day event due in large part to the city’s storied bowling past. The United States Bowling Congress recently announced that Cincinnati will host the 2024 Women’s Championships at the iconic Western Bowl Strike and Spare.  More >

Cincinnati USA CVB Washington Staffer Up for National Award

2018-02-15 :: Mary Beth Baluta, regional director of sales for Washington D.C. for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been nominated for the “Supplier of the Year” award by the Professional Conventions Management Association (PCMA). PCMA is the world’s largest network of business events strategists, and its Professional Excellence Awards are considered among the most prestigious in the meeting planning industry.  More >

Cincinnati named among "Best in the U.S." by international travel authority Lonely Planet

2018-02-06 :: The Cincinnati region has earned national recognition as an important travel destination once again. Today, Cincinnati was one of 10 U.S. destinations included in the “2018 Best in the U.S.” campaign by Lonely Planet, the number one travel guidebook brand in the world. Cincinnati ranks No. 5 on the list, just weeks after earning a top spot in the New York Times’ “Best Places to Go in 2018” and American Express Essentials’ “2018 Trend Destination Hot List.”   More >

Cincinnati USA CVB VP Appointed to National Leadership Role

2018-01-23 :: Jason Dunn, vice president of Multicultural Sales and Community Development for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been named vice president of the board for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP).  More >


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