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IEEE-POCO: IEEE-POCO 13-14 JULY 2007 WELCOME TO VANCOUVER: WELCOME TO VANCOUVER . Convention and Visitors Bureau’s: Convention and Visitors Bureau’s What is a Convention & Visitors Bureau? First of all, how many of have you used a CVB in the past? CVB’s are not-profit organizations charged with representing a specific destination and helping the long term development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy. CVB`s are usually membership organizations bringing together businesses that rely on tourism and meetings for revenue. Convention and Visitors Bureau’s: What is a Convention & Visitors Bureau…cont`d Most CVBs are funded through a combination of hotel occupancy taxes and membership dues. As an unbiased resource, CVB`s serve as a broker or an official point of contact for convention and meeting planners etc. They assist planners with meeting preparation. Convention and Visitors Bureau’s How do CVB’S Help Meeting Planners?: How do CVB’S Help Meeting Planners? The overall job of a CVB is to market and sell their destination Provide planners with detailed reference material. Distribute LEADS to hotels that match your requirements Site inspections To encourage attendance CVB can provide promotional material How do CVB’S Help Meeting Planners … Cont’d: CVBs can act as a liaison between the planner and community officials, thus clearing the way for special permits, street closures, et cetera CVBs can obtain special letters of welcome from high-ranking government officials and in some cases, can bring officials to speak at a meeting How do CVB’S Help Meeting Planners … Cont’d Offered Services of CVB’S to Meeting Planners : Offered Services of CVB’S to Meeting Planners Assist in: On-site logistics and registration. Housing bureau services. Pre- and post-conference activities and special events. Provide speakers and local educational opportunities. Help secure special venues. Assist in coordination of local transportation. Auxiliary services, such as production companies, catering, transportation So you’re kind of like a CVB?The CTC is a Destination Marketing Organization: So you’re kind of like a CVB? The CTC is a Destination Marketing Organization SERVICES: The C T C provides fast, cost-effective solutions to the challenges of event planning. We specialize in meetings. We work closely with all our partners at local CVB’S. We guide you through every stage of planning. We have a budget for site inspections. Because we receive our funding from the Gov`t of Canada and Tourism partners, there is never any charge for our services. We Can Assist With Every Stage of Planning: Challenges and Opportunities: RFP Services (request for proposal) Sites and Fams Customs and Immigration Site Selection Destination Materials Supplier Contacts Itinerary Ideas We Can Assist With Every Stage of Planning CTC Network Throughout Canada: CTC Network Throughout Canada Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions Do I need a passport to enter Canada? All returning US citizens from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda by air or sea will require a passport. As early as January 1, 2008 and as late as January 2009 requirement extended to all border crossings. What to say at the border? “I am attending a meeting at the hotel/convention centre.” Keep it simple and answer truthfully. Do not say “I’m working”. Provide speakers letters to your speakers. How can you find a CVB?: How can you find a CVB? URL www.iacvb.org URL www.destinationmarketing.org E-mail: Kerren.Dena@ctc-cct.ca www.meetings.canada.travel ENJOY YOUR STAY IN VANCOUVER: ENJOY YOUR STAY IN VANCOUVER
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