Providing great customer service in our region is more important than ever since the story of Detroit as a comeback city is resonating," said Larry Alexander, president and CEO of the DMCVB.
To also help create community awareness under the "One Team, One Dream" banner, the DMCVB visited the other cities that hosted some of the same events last year that Detroit will host in 2015, as well as the meeting planners for those events.
D-Tours were created by the Tourism Economic Development Council (TEDC), a subsidiary of the DMCVB
, and will be staffed in part by volunteers from Detroit Synergy, an organization of Detroiters who plan, program and promote initiatives that highlight the Detroit Region as a great place to live, work and play.
According to the DMCVB
, bookings are running at 208 percent of pace for 2014 and 2015.
Why: The DMCVB
will announce results of 2013 sales efforts and new meetings and conventions booked in the last year.
This year the DMCVB
will launch a new advertising campaign geared toward the meetings and leisure markets, which will be rolled out late in the second quarter.
estimates that direct spending for the World Series will be up to $26 million if three games are played in Detroit.
org/ ) began its quest in early 2004 to bring the Conference back to Detroit -- with the support of General Motors, the DMCVB
, the Marriott and a host of others.
Spearheaded by the DMCVB
and the City of Detroit, "3 Days in The D" is in partnership with each event, helping to set the stage for one of the most popular and active weekends of the summer, August 29 - September 1.
Research performed by both the DMCVB
and an independent firm point to the Jazz Fest attendee as more apt to be college educated, more likely to travel internationally and a supporter of the arts.
Ambassadors will be easily identifiable in their red polo shirts with the Red Wings logo.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a sleek new ride in the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau's stable, and some DMCVB
team members can't wait to get in the driver's seat.