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Visit Quad Cities is the official Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for the region.
Created more than 25 years ago, Visit Quad Cities has been bringing investment into our regional destination through sales and marketing efforts that drive new and repeat visitors to our region for meetings, conventions, sporting events, group tour buses, business travel, and vacation getaways. We are a private, non-profit organization that brings NEW INVESTMENT into the Quad Cities through visitor spending.
Visit Quad Cities drives economic development through tourism and are the front porch to the Quad Cities brand experience, shaping perception, and building reputation.
We are similar to other economic development organizations in the Quad Cities that work hard to bring new businesses and corporations to the area. However, our focus is attracting new and repeat visitors that come to the Quad Cities throughout the year to bring new customers to existing businesses in the region.
The funding we receive from city and state hotel/motel taxes, grants, and sponsor & partner investments is returned each year through spending by visitors in the Quad Cities. Not only do visitors increase hotel occupancy levels, they drive new revenue to our restaurants, attractions, performance venues, stores, gas stations, and more. With an average of more than 1.6 million visitors to the Quad Cities each year, our communities receive more than $880 million back from their spending and over 8,000 local jobs are supported by tourism.
Visit Quad Cities is the only organization of its kind in the Quad Cities that promotes our region to visitors. We are an economic development engine that is in competition with every other destination around the world.
Travel promotion is a wise strategic investment. It kicks off a virtuous cycle of increased traveler visits, greater traveler spending in local businesses, faster job creation, and higher tax revenues that far surpass the initial investment.
Your investment in Visit Quad Cities shows a dedication to advancing the local economy through tourism, and it is vital for Visit Quad Cities to continue to promote the Quad Cities as a destination.