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 unique 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 industry with one-of-a-kind limestone 'B' awards. The awards are given to both attractions and individuals that are integral to making the tourism industry 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!