Brownsville CVB Brings Home Three TACVB Awards
From left to right: Mariano "Bean" Ayala, President/CEO of the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau with Shannon Overby, TACVB Chairperson and Miguel Collis, Communication Director of the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau are congratulated after Brownsville was announced winner for Peoples Choice Website and Local Awareness Campaign.
The Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its awards from the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in Killeen, TX on August 17, 2012.
The Brownsville CVB was voted both best in their budget category by industry peers and best overall with Peoples Choice Awards in the following categories:
Website – www.Brownsville.org
Local Awareness Campaign – Brownsville Tourist Ambassador Program
The TACVB hosts its Annual Conference that allows travel and convention professionals from Convention & Visitors Bureaus throughout the state to discuss education, networking, promotional idea inspiration and related topics. In addition, attendees take part in an “Idea Fair” competition where each city presents idea boards displaying the different programs and campaigns they have created over the past year to promote their city to leisure travelers and meeting planners. Members vote on a winning entry for each of the eight categories including: Advertising, Convention Promotion, Web Site, Local Awareness Campaigns, Cooperative Marketing, Videos/DVD, Tourism Promotion and Sports Marketing.
“It’s a proud moment for our organization and Brownsville in general to be recognized by our peers across the state for our ideas, creativity and all the hard work that goes into the campaigns we produce to promote our city,” said Mariano “Bean” Ayala, President CEO of the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus is the largest association of CVBs in the nation and was organized in 1972 for the purpose of providing cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of the convention and visitor industry in Texas. Specifically, this is pursued by encouraging cooperation among Texas CVBs and the Texas travel industry; by maintaining standards of professionalism; by cooperating in the exchange of information between TACVB members; by developing an awareness of legislative action and unifying public relations activities and by providing educational opportunities. The TACVB website is http://www.tacvb.org/.
The Brownsville CVB is the official destination marketing organization for Brownsville, TX. Our mission is to entice groups, conventions and meetings to choose Brownsville as their meeting destination. These groups impact the local economy through hotel occupancy taxes and tourism dollars that significantly affect the economic development of Brownsville. Tourism dollars are “new money” brought into the local economy. Media contact for the Brownsville CVB is Miguel Collis, (956) 546-3721 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Brownsville CVB Brings Home Three TACVB Awards,