Quad Cities obtain recognition at 2017 Iowa Tourism Conference

Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Quad CitiesThe Iowa Tourism Office along with the Travel Federation of Iowa presented twenty seven awards identifying the fineness in terms of the tourism sector at a ceremony in Sioux City on October 26 during the 2017 Iowa Tourism Conference.

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) succeeded in the Outstanding New Event (Metro) category for Quad Cities Tourism Week that took place in the month of May of 2017. The QCCVB organized numerous events at the time of Quad Cities Tourism Week for the public, partners, as well as elected officials about the positive influence of tourism have on the Quad Cities economy.

“Receiving the best event award for Quad Cities Tourism Week was particularly appreciated because so many partners, like the Quad Cities Lodging Association, participated and made the event a great success for our community,” said Joe Taylor, QCCVB President/CEO.

DeWitt Chamber & Development Company succeeded in the Outstanding Niche Marketing Initiative (Rural) category.

“The Iowa Tourism Awards recognize exceptional work by passionate tourism individuals and organizations,” said Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office. “We appreciate our many partners who provide memorable traveler experiences and grow the state’s economy through their efforts.”

“These awards represent the best of the best in the state,” said Andy Milam, president of the Travel Federation of Iowa. “The award ceremony gives us a chance to celebrate their efforts.”


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