Tuesday, March 4, 2008

National Visitors Center Conference in Bloomington

Categories: press releases

April 4, 2008

Media Contact:
Julie Warren, 812-330-4304
or julie@visitbloomington.com

Bloomington Welcomes National Conference for
Visitors Center Managers

DMAI Visitor Services Shirtsleeves Conference provides an opportunity to showcase the
Bloomington/Monroe County Visitors Center as well as other area attractions.

Bloomington – The Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to welcome over 100 CVB professionals from around the country to the DMAI Visitor Services Shirtsleeves Conference, taking place at the Bloomington Hilton Garden Inn on April 5-9. This national conference provides an opportunity for the Bloomington Visitors Center employees to network with their peers while showcasing the many things that make Bloomington special.

“It's a real honor for us to be hosting this DMAI event,” says Julie Warren, Director of Convention Sales and Services for the Bloomington/Monroe County CVB. “We're drawing a record number of attendees for this event, which is a real testament to the appeal that Bloomington has for visitors from all over the country. There are attendees coming from as far away as Alaska, California, Florida and everywhere in between. It's a true privilege to be hosting our colleagues and showcasing our fine community.”

Highlights of the visit for DMAI attendees will be a reception showcasing the Bloomington/Monroe County Visitors Center and a dinner function at the Oliver Winery. This event alone will create an estimated economic impact of over $36,600 for the Bloomington area.

The DMAI Shirtsleeves event is one of several conventions coming to the Bloomington area this month in which the Bloomington/Monroe County CVB has been involved. The total economic impact of Conventions scheduled for the month of April is estimated at $131,400. Each of these events brings visitors to the area and creates an impact on our local economy. Spring can be a busy season in the convention industry and Bloomington is an ideal location for spring meetings. Other events taking place in April include:

Association of Old Crows
April 15-17
100 attendees
$24,000 economic impact

Indiana Telecommunications Association
April 23-24
100 attendees
$12,200 economic impact

Indiana Optimists Club
April 25-26
80 attendees
$9,760 economic impact

Psi Iota Xi
April 28-26
400 attendees
$48,800 economic impact

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