Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bloomington Celebrates National Tourism Week

Categories: press releases

May 13, 2008

Media Contact:
Mike McAfee, 812.355.7720
or mike@visitbloomington.com

Bloomington Celebrates National Tourism Week

The Bloomington CVB will honor the area’s hospitality workers on Friday, May 16th
with the presentation of their annual Bloomington Tourism Awards.

Bloomington – National Tourism Week will be celebrated in communities across the country this week and Bloomington is no exception. The Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating with the presentation of their annual Tourism Awards.

The Bloomington Tourism Awards are presented each year in a number of categories to honor the 4,000 individuals that work in the local hospitality industry and the hundreds of businesses and attractions that help make Bloomington a wonderful place to visit. From hotels and restaurants to museums and art galleries, every aspect of the Bloomington community contributes to creating a positive visitor experience for the thousands of travelers that breakaway to Bloomington each year.

Tourism is a vital part of the local economy. In fact, visitor spending accounts for more than $258 million in economic impact to the area each year. This year’s Tourism Awards will be presented on Friday, May 16th during a celebration at the Bloomington Visitors Center. As part of the celebration, the Bloomington Visitors Center is hosting an Open House from 11 am to 2 pm. The event will include a free cookout, prizes and the Tourism Awards presentation, which will begin at 1 pm.

National Tourism Week is the perfect time for area residents to get out and explore Bloomington and Monroe County. Re-visit a favorite attraction, or discover something new in your own backyard. Bloomington boasts a variety of things for the entire family to see, do and experience, from outdoor adventures to unique museums. If you aren’t familiar with the area’s many attractions, or just don’t know where to start, log on to visitbloomington.com or contact the Bloomington Visitors Center at 812.334.8900 for a few suggestions!

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