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Omaha CVB: How We Market Omaha

Oct 01, 2021 02:57PM ● By Deborah Ward
Omaha CVB's Deborah Ward

Bring Meetings Home

If you’re reading this magazine, chances are you’re affiliated with a professional organization in your field. When those groups plan national or regional meetings, have you ever thought of suggesting Omaha as the host city? If not, we have a few good reasons why you should.

Visitors Support The Local Economy

Tourism, including meetings and professional conferences, brings more than 13 million visitors to Omaha every year, and those visitors spend $1.3 billion while they are here. That spending supports one in every 17 jobs in our community. In addition, the taxes generated by that spending offset taxes local residents pay. Yep, you save about $750 every year in taxes thanks to tourism. 

Impress Your Colleagues

Omaha is conveniently located in the center of the country, making travel easy for attendees. The downtown convention district is set up for ease with dining and entertainment options within walking distance of the convention center. More than 3,000 hotel rooms in the downtown area and 10,000 throughout the city offer a wide variety of meeting options. Add in world-class attractions, affordability, and more than $4.6 billion in development, and Omaha stacks up nicely to other cities. 

Let Us Help

If your organization has an upcoming meeting, convention or event, reach out to Visit Omaha. Our staff is happy to do the heavy lifting. We will ask you questions about your meeting needs and then help put a proposal together. The Visit Omaha Sales and Services teams are available to answer any questions you might have, or you can connect them directly to your organization’s meeting planner. 

With your help, we can bring even more meetings home and support our city through this recovery.

This article originally appeared in the October issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.