Thursday, May 14, 2009
Celebrate Tourism Week
Categories: Arts & Culture
It's National Tourism Week and CVBs are celebrating all across the country. We're no different here in Bloomington, Indiana. Tourism is a vital component of the local economy, bringing in over $250 million in economic impact each year and providing jobs to approximately 4,000 individuals.
Yesterday, we hosted a bus tour of some of B-town's most unqiue attractions for local hotel workers. This annual tour serves two purposes. First, it is a great way to show our appreciation to a hard-working group of people that work hard every day to make sure that visitors have a positive experience here in Bloomington. Secondly, it helps introduce those front line workers to attractions that they may not have ever visited, right here in their own hometown! That way, they have first hand experience to share with visitors looking for something interesting to do while in town.
Yesterday's tour hit the following attractions; check out each website for a virtual tour of your own!
Other tourism week activities include tonight's Bloomington Hospitality Awards reception, honoring the best of the best in the local tourism indistry with one-of-a-kind limestone 'B' awards. The awards are given to both attractions and individuals that are integral to making the tourism industy in Bloomington such a success story. I don't want to spoil the surprise for the award winners tonight, so keep an eye out tomorrow for the complete list of this year's winners!