What is a Convention & Visitor's Bureau?
Convention and visitor bureaus (CVB) are not-for-profit organizations charged with representing a specific destination and helping the long-term development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy. Convention and Visitor Bureaus are usually membership organizations bringing together businesses that rely on tourism and meetings for revenue.

For visitors, CVBs are like a key to the city. As an unbiased resource, CVBs can serve as a broker or an official point of contact for convention and meeting planners, tour operators and visitors. They assist planners with meeting preparation and encourage business travelers and visitors alike to visit local historic, cultural and recreational sites. Most services provided by CVBs cost nothing, however, some CVBs also offer gift shops for destination specific gifts.

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1. How do CVB's help meeting planners?
2. If CVBs don't charge for their services, how do they make money?
3. What is a Convention & Visitor's Bureau?
4. Why are meetings and tourism important?