What can you expect when partnering with a CVB
Getting ready for your next big program? Struggling to find the ideal destination with the hotels, space and attractions that will be a best fit for your group? Tired of pushing your RFP out to several locations hoping something will come back that sounds like a good fit? Not to worry, we have you covered. To help meeting planners determine where and when to turn for help, we’re introducing you to the meeting planners best friend, Visit Newport Beach, the CVB in Newport Beach, CA.
Partnering with a CVB to streamline the planning process
Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB), also known as Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) are destination experts with a wealth of knowledge concerning the destination’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and activities. They are a valuable first point of contact when searching locations and planning events.
As not-for-profit organizations, CVB’s and DMO’s do not charge for their services. The majority of their funding comes through a combination of hotel occupancy taxes, local government and, in some cases, private membership. Great news if you are hoping to get purely unbiased recommendations.
Maximize the benefits of partnering with a CVB or DMO
CVB’s or DMO’s should be the first point of contact for any meeting or event as they offer the following:
Financial Resources to Groups – CVB’s may offer funds or sponsorships to clients considering their destination. These resources often help extend the meeting budget.
Qualified RFP and Booking Incentives – Visit Newport Beach can offer support to groups with a qualified RFP, and provide resources to groups who have selected a Newport Beach hotel.
Customized Site Visits – Rely on Visit Newport Beach to plan your site visit highlighting relevant assets of the destination for your group.
Destination Expertise – Up-to-date information about hotel properties, venues, activities, restaurants, transportation and local resources.
Objective Advice – Local to the area with the ability to offer objective suggestions to the planner. They have firsthand experience as to what works and what doesn’t in a property, venue or with an activity.
Time Management – The understanding and ability to help groups get the most out of their time in the destination.
Property Knowledge – Familiarity with special services or add-ons offered by properties or venues.
Unique Group Activities – Comprehensive information on group activities unique to the area.
These destination experts offer far more than sharing a list of suggested hotel properties and venues. They can be a meeting planners best friend, valuable resource and trusted partner.
When you’re ready to begin planning your next group meeting, contact the Conference Sales Team at Visit Newport Beach, the destination marketing organization for Newport Beach, CA. Visit Newport Beach opens the doors to this Pacific paradise with destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources that ease the planning process.
For an in depth look at how to leverage CVB partnerships for maximum benefit during the planning process, register for the upcoming webinar featuring the President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach, Inc. and the current Board Chair of DMAI, Gary Sherwin.