Visit Quad Cities Opens Reimagined Destination Center
Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), celebrates the opening of the reimagined Union Station Destination Center, located at 102 S. Harrison St. in Davenport, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
The public is invited to stop by from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and enjoy refreshments, shop for QC swag, and listen to Quad Cities resident DJ K Yung of SiriusXM FLY Channel 47. City of Davenport Mayor Mike Matson and Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities, will give remarks at 3:30 p.m.
“Visitor experience is a pillar for Visit Quad Cities and how visitors and residents engage with us either through our digital platforms or through face-to-face connection is important to our regional destination’s future,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. “The pandemic significantly upended plans and the adequate resources we have for how we want to address this goal with our destination centers, but we are making progress and we look forward to bringing Union Station online. We also have every intention to re-open and have a presence in Rock Island which we are excited about that future possibility.”
Reopening the Union Station Destination Center with new design elements by Edwards Creative is the first phase of the transformation. You’ll find a new outdoor signage, a new desk complete with river rocks, repurposed station benches that are now display shelves for QC swag, and an interactive wall that includes a dry erase space for visitors to leave favorite recommendations, testimonials, staff-led suggestions, etc. and a video wall component. New technology includes charging cubes for phones/laptops and the Idea Lab that is prepared for community meetings with new A/V such as a projector, screen, smart TV, and conference phone. There is even a small convertible riser for use.
The Destination Centers in downtown Davenport and Moline provide places for in-person assistance on the Quad Cities experience. Both locations also offer free bike rentals in-season. Visit Quad Cities is also working to open its Destination Center in downtown Rock Island which will round its on-site presence in the region.
About Visit Quad Cities
Founded in 1990, Visit Quad Cities is the official and certified Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for the region. Visit Quad Cities is a private 501(c)(6) non-profit engine charged with driving economic opportunity through tourism, building our authentic brand, telling & selling the Quad Cities story, and enhancing Quad Citizens’ quality of life and quality of place.