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Local Awareness - $3Million Plus


Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

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On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the 4th Annual Tourism Summit to educate and celebrate the exciting tourism industry. This was a FREE event was for ALL tourism partners and local dignitaries. Highlights included: an Opening Session featuring Cindy Novotny, a 25-year tourism expert, several expert panel discussions, State of Galveston panel, multiple educational break-out sessions and our very popular vendor booths; all with excellent networking opportunities.

Each year, our numbers increase as we bring together the organizations involved in the Galveston hospitality community to learn from one another and from experts in the field. The Summit is designed to involve, inform, educate, and excite Galvestonians. The audience included tourism and hospitality industry professionals, destination marketing organizations, attractions, elected officials, and educators. This year we grew our attendance again by offering a FREE day-long event that featured national and regional speakers presenting on a variety of topics aimed at increasing the number of travelers to Galveston. Those whose businesses are touched by travel--from restaurateurs to hotel executives and transportation operators to nightlife professionals--learned how to maximize their reach and get a chance to learn about new resources being made available to reach their goals.


Project Costs: $40,000


Waco CVB

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Over 1.6 million visitors come to Magnolia Market annually, and we had to find a way to direct them to the rest of Waco's attractions. We divided the city into new districts to help them understand where they were (River District, Silo District, Uptown and so on). We put up eight-foot high kiosks with illustrated maps showing attractions, restaurants, hotels, and tourist amenities. They have been wildly popular.

Assist visitors in exploring more of Waco, beyond Magnolia Market.


Project Costs: $46,000

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