ROI Newsletter - January 2015
  • New year, new look for the website
  • New 2015 Activity Guide
  • QCCVB celebrates 25 marvelous years of marketing the Quad Cities
  • QCCVB secures $22M in new business
  • Working with buyers in Canada
  • Be a Tourist weekend has record coupon views
ROI Newsletter - October 2014
  • Quad Cities CVB celebrates 24 years of hospitality
  • Families On! Challenge new to the Quad Cities
  • Making progress at Farm Progress Show
  • NAFA impressed with Quad Cities as host
  • Davenport one of America's Best Riverfronts
ROI Newsletter - August 2014
  • Quad Cities reaches $100M in hotel room revenues
  • New visitor center at QC Airport
  • Hotel Extravaganza begins new campaign to invest in hometown
  • Missouri Valley Conference coming to QCA
  • Hot Rod Power Tour heats up QC
  • Mini-Abe visits the Quad Cities, garners praise from Illinois tourism office
  • New Families On! challenge coming to QC
ROI Newsletter - May 2014
  • Quad Cities represented at top international trade show
  • Restaurant Week was a big success
  • Be a Tourist is a busy winter weekend
  • HOT ROD Power Tour coming in June
ROI Newsletter - February 2014
  • International tourism is big in the Quad Cities
  • QCCVB introduces new mobile visitor center
  • Sales efforts add $7 million in new business in 2014
  • New social media team sees early success
  • Volunteer for the premiere travel marketplace
  • New interactive kiosks get TAPped by visitors
ROI Newsletter - October 2013
  • New connunity tourism brand unveiled
  • IPW 2014 trade show hosted by Chicago with post-FAMs in the QC
  • Rock Island library to host "Hometown Teams" exhibit from Smithsonian
  • More men's fastpitch softball for the Quad Cities
  • New promotion highlights diners, dives & drive-ins along I-74
  • NAIA men's golf national championships to return
ROI Newsletter - August 2013
  • New Tourist Assistance Portals provide new methods of Visitor Services
  • Quad Cities ranks in top 50 of minor league sports markets
  • Quad Cities Film Coalition hosts Executive Producer of the new Produce Iowa, Office of Media Production
  • 2013 Sports Illinois Huddle was a huge success
  • Visitor spending in Illinois breaks new record in 2012
ROI Newsletter - April 2013
  • First annual QC Restaurant Week was a success
  • Great River Road celebrates 75th anniversary
  • New tourism brand for the Quad Cities
  • Talking up the Quad Cities
  • Steamboats and Segways return to the riverfront
  • Welcome to new CVB staff members
ROI Newsletter - January 2013
  • CVB Group Sales attends international sales mission in Shanghai and Taiwan
  • East West Riverfest grows in 2013
  • Quad Cities involved with Year of Cycling
  • Be a Tourist weekend was a success
  • Quad Cities sports earn national awards
  • CVB earns reaccreditation from leading industry group
ROI Newsletter - October 2012
  • CVB hosts the Midwest Travel Writer's Association fall conference
  • Website launches new and improved look and design
  • Iowa visitor spending up in 2011
  • AG Tours Illinois wins state award
  • CVB annual meeting hosts chairman of Destination Marketing Association International
  • East West Riverfest brings huge visitation increase to many local festivals and events
ROI Newsletter - July 2012
  • Quad Cities Divine 9 raises money for youth and amateur sporting events
  • Travel writers coming to the Quad Cities
  • Bidding on new business for the Quad Cities
  • Ag Tours Illinois and other trade shows provide great returns for local businesses
  • Illinois visitor spending sets new record in 2011
  • New CVB offerings
ROI Newsletter - April 2012
  • QCCVB opens two new visitor centers
  • QC Lodging Association Invests in Quad Cities
  • Expanded Be a Tourist Weekend results
  • Group Tour department attends International Pow Wow trade show
  • QC Gifts goes online
  • QCCVB attends Chicago Golf Show, sees increased attendance
ROI Newsletter - January 2012
  • International Softball Congress returns to the Quad Cities in 2013
  • Moline hosts 2012 ASA tournaments; bids for more
  • CVB Sales Team attends industry tradeshows
  • President Obama announces new national strategy on tourism
  • 3rd annual online contest held in November
  • QC Airport Visitor Center celebrates 10 years
ROI Newsletter - November 2011
  • Annual meeting advocates for the travel industry
  • NASCAR announcer Krista Voda champions the Sports Commission and the Midwest
  • What to watch for in the upcoming year
  • Visitor spending experienced large growth in 2010
  • Results of the Summer in the Quad Cities contest
  • Train Festival 2011 Followup
ROI Newsletter - August 2011
  • RAGBRAI and Bix 7 come to Davenport, demonstrate QC's great hospitality
  • QCCVB receives Business of Integrity award from BBB
  • Task force recommends closing Mississippi Valley Welcome Center
  • SAU and QCCVB host the 2011 NAIA Men's Golf National Championship
  • Rock Island hosts one of the largest railroad celebrations in the country
  • Planning begins for 2012 East West Riverfest to celebrate arts, culture, heritage of the QC
ROI Newsletter - May 2011
  • QCCVB and staff members win several business awards
  • 20th anniversary of riverboard gaming
  • Upcoming mobile-optimized website
  • RAGBRAI returns to Davenport after 29 years
  • Train Festival 2011 coming in July
ROI Newsletter - January 2011
  • Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend a big hit
  • Group Sales has record-setting number of appointments at American Bus Assoc. tradeshow
  • QCCVB manages two online contests that draw over 1,000 participants
  • Haunted Trivia Night fundraiser a big success
  • Rock Island and the Quad Cities host Train Festival 2011 in July
ROI Newsletter - October 2010
  • 20th anniversary annual meeting recap
  • QC host of Upper Midwest CVB Conference
  • Welcoming new groups to the Quad cities
  • Sports Commission Golf Challenge
  • Trains and ag tours
ROI Newsletter - August 2010
  • QCCVB's 20th anniversary
  • 20 million visitors, $2 billion in economic impact over 20 years
  • Mississippi Valley Welcome Center undergoes space analysis
  • Experience Quad Cities holds State of the Arts luncheon
  • QCCVB hosts Garden Writers Association Region V meeting
ROI Newsletter - April 2010
  • Additional visitor research completed
  • New Experience Quad Cities arts & culture initiatives
  • QCCVB joins International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association
  • Chicago Golf Show is a hit
  • QCCVB starts new Travel Mississippi River marketing partnership
ROI Newsletter - January 2010
  • Be a Tourist Weekend 2010 was a big success
  • ASA returning to the Quad Cities this summer
  • Best of the Decade in Quad Cities tourism
  • Experience Quad Cities and Mississippi River Traveler marketing committees formed
  • QCCVB visits China
  • Holiday Treasure Hunt results
ROI Newsletter - October 2009
  • International Softball Congress brought great economic impact
  • NAIA Men's Golf National Championships stays in QC through 2011
  • Illinois and Iowa release 2008 tourism numbers
  • QCCVB presents awards at annual meeting to honor those with an impact on Quad Cities tourism
  • QCCVB International program brings international agricultural tourists to the area
  • Quad Cities declared an Iowa regional sports authority district
ROI Newsletter - July 2009
  • New community awareness campaign "What's Up Quad Cities" begins
  • Multiple spring sporting events bring great economic impact to the QCA
  • International Softball Congress tournaments to occur in August
  • Newly-renovated Visitor Center at Union Station opens
  • QCCVB International program brings international agricultural tourists to the area
  • CVB staff changes
ROI Newsletter - April 2009
  • QCCVB wins three Illinois tourism awards
  • QC leaders lobby in Washington, D.C.
  • Sports brings families with demographics to benefit Quad Cities
  • Mississippi Valley Welcome Center in LeClaire turns 20
  • Quad Cities Lodging Association regroups
  • Tourism pep talk - Bill Geist visit
ROI Newsletter - January 2009
  • Be a Tourist Weekend was a big success
  • Tourism as the growth sector
  • ISC Tournament roundup
  • CVB website update
  • New downtown circulator to start
ROI Newsletter - October 2008
  • QCCVB Hires Ruf Strategic Solutions to Perform Visitor Analysis
  • Wayfinding Signs are Installed in QC
  • ASA is Again Great for Quad Cities
  • 2009 Visitor Guide Online
  • Quad Cities Visitor Categories
ROI Newsletter - August 2008
  • Quad Cities CVB Moves to New Office
  • Take a Staycation
  • Great Community Service
  • Going on Faith Coming
ROI Newsletter - April 2008
  • Taylor Celebrates 10 Years as CEO
  • Host It Here! Program Launch
  • Gas Prices Affecting Travel?
  • Greens and Green
  • Roped Into RAGBRAI
ROI Newsletter - January 2008
  • Outdoor Writers Meet in Quad Cities
  • QCCVB Moving to One New Office
  • Motorcoach Travel Increases
  • QCCVB Staff on the Road
  • 2007 Year in Review
ROI Newsletter - October 2007
  • QCCVB 17th Annual Meeting
  • Finding Our Way to ROI
  • Visitors Go Outdoors
  • Going Green Can't Cost Too Much
  • Heard on the Street
  • Gone Overseas
  • Quad Cities on TV
ROI Newsletter - July 2007
  • Busy September is Coming
  • 2007 Midwest Birding Symposium
  • QCCVB On the Road
  • Bringing It Here
  • Sports Report
  • Bringing in Visitors
ROI Newsletter - April 2007
  • Wayfinding Signage Needed
  • Quad Cities Packages Go Online
  • Golf Show on Par with the Quad Cities
  • Quad Cities Sees Growth in International Market
  • Area Review
  • Heard on the Street
ROI Newsletter - January 2007
  • National Trails Symposium
  • Quote from Michelle Wie's Father
  • Booked Business
  • Travel Trends
  • Sports Report
  • Record-Number Fly at Quad City Airport
ROI Newsletter - November 2006
  • Quad Cities Kid's Club
  • National Trails Symposium
  • Getting Into the Zone
  • Gotta Have Faith
  • Business Travelers Booking Online
  • Taking It on the Road
  • Quad Cities Sports Report
  • Visiting Travel Writers
  • New Quad Cities DVDs
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