What is a Convention & Visitors Bureau and what is its role? Convention and Visitors Bureaus are also called Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO's). They act as the community, county or local authority leader in tourism marketing and tourism project development. The CVB acts as your one stop shop for all things related to tourism.
The foremost activity and goal for a CVB is to be the tourism economic development agent that assists in increasing an area's income and employment and enhancing the quality of life for its residents.
What is a tourist? The definition of a tourist is a temporary visitor staying at least twenty-four hours in the community visited for a purpose classified as either holiday (recreation, leisure, sport and visit to family, friends or relatives), business, official mission, convention, or health reasons. A further definition of a tourist is someone who stays in your community and spends dollars to economically impact the community.
Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB's) are the most important link between local businesses and visitors to an area. Every time you see tourists shopping and sightseeing, a motorcoach parked at an area attraction, a competitive sporting event taking place or a convention group staying at a local hotel, chances are the CVB has been behind the scenes helping to make it happen and working to make their visit a memorable experience.
The Harrison CVB would like to extend a warm welcome to you on your visit to our area. Please contact us at 870.741.1789 for information and assistance in planning your trip to the Ozark Mountains and the Buffalo National River region. The CVB is here to serve you!