The type of individual from whom CVBs
seek information varies with the number of CVBs
that contact these types and the frequency of the contact.
To build credibility in new markets, associations must follow the example of CVBs
and establish a presence in the communities that they wish to engage.
If a CVB
within the Meet In Utah organization cannot accommodate a convention or trade show request, due to lack of availability or space, that CVB
passes the information along to others in the system in order to keep the business in Utah.
Funded by local bed taxes and membership fees, CVBs
vary in size, organization and marketing strategies.
The target mission of official destination marketing organizations--also called DMOs or CVBs
(convention and visitor bureaus) and tourist boards--is to promote the long-term development and marketing of a destination focusing on convention sales, tourism marketing and service.
After this initial period, registration would be open to any business, organization, or governmental agency that can prove it is part of a travel association (e.g., tour operators, car rental agencies, airlines, hotels, CVBs
, and so forth).
do not charge for their services and will know of hotels' "need" times.
SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, CVBs
, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers.
Depending on their staffing and budgets, Alaska CVBs
use a combination of print and electronic media to get the word out, with increasing emphasis on interactive capabilities of the Internet.
Here is what CVBs
say they have to offer and what they need from you to provide the best service:
The Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (CHRS), Certified Healthcare Reform Professional (CHRP), Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS), Certified Voluntary Benefits Specialist (CVBS
), Self Insurance Certified Specialist (SICS) were all available to attendees so they could learn and advance their career.