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Visit Glendale - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a convention & visitors bureau (CVB)?
CVBs throughout the country promote specific tourist and visitor destinations and are directly responsible for developing, promoting and marketing the destination. CVBs are often the official point of contact for convention and meeting planners, tour operators and visitors.
They assist planners with meeting preparation and encourage business travelers and visitors alike to visit local historic, cultural and recreational attractions. The goal is to increase visits from tourists and business travelers, which in turn generate business and sales tax revenue from retail and shopping sales, restaurant visits and lodging.
Why do Glendale and the West Valley need a CVB?
It is estimated that 32 million travelers visit the West Valley each year to attend professional and college football, hockey and spring training games, NASCAR, tennis tournaments, as well as concerts, performing arts, signature special events, mega events, conferences, tradeshows and other related events and activities. As Glendale and the West Valley have evolved into a premiere sports and entertainment destination, the need for an enhanced tourism entity to support, promote and attract conventions, conferences, mega events, businesses and visitors has grown. Visit Glendale allows the West Valley to compete in the national and international tourism marketplace and promote our premiere destination to an even wider and more diverse audience.
Who operates Visit Glendale?
The city of Glendale operates Visit Glendale, and it is part of the city’s Marketing Department.
Who does the Visit Glendale represent?
Visit Glendale represents those businesses involved in the hospitality industry in Glendale and throughout the West Valley and is charged with promoting and branding the region as a premiere destination for both business and leisure travelers.
Is there still a Glendale Visitor Center?
Residents and visitors can rest assured that the Glendale Visitor Center will continue providing outstanding visitor services. Visit Glendale operates the Glendale Visitor Center.
What are the benefits of joining?
Members of Visit Glendale will have access to a wide array of benefits and services. Some of the member benefits:
- inclusion in Visit Glendale collateral
- business leads
- access to event calendars
- website and social media listings
- co-op advertising opportunities
Members will also have the chance to participate in sales missions, conventions, trade shows and familiarization tours and networking events.
What is the cost?
Please contact Visit Glendale at 623-930-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for membership fee schedules and information.
How do I join?
Contact Visit Glendale at 623-930-4500 or email email@example.com.