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Visit Quad Cities Annual Destination QC! Event Highlights Tourism Impact

November 30th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Annual Destination QC! Event Highlights Tourism Impact

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), held its Annual Destination QC! Event on Thursday, November 17, 2022.  It brought together members of our regional community to amplify tourism’s significance, the industry’s state, and the future of Quad Cities’ tourism. Link to FY22 Annual Destination Impact Report “Tourism continues to sustain and grow our regional economy,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities.  “Today’s event amplifies our priority to identify opportunities to further advance the organization’s... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Opens Reimagined Destination Center

November 23rd, 2022
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... Read More

Viking Cruise Lines Visiting Quad Cities TODAY!

September 7th, 2022
Viking Cruise Lines Visiting Quad Cities TODAY!

Viking Cruise Lines are launching new destination-focused travel experiences on the Mississippi River, with its first 386-guests custom vessel, Viking Mississippi.  Its maiden voyage for passengers begins in St. Paul on September 3 and Viking’s first stop in the Quad Cities will be on Wednesday, September 7 at River Heritage Park, Davenport. The public is invited to welcome the first Viking passengers to the Quad Cities.  An opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting will take place before the passengers disembark on the red carpet to board the buses for their shore excursions. Adding Viking’s... Read More

Quad Cities Restaurant Week Cooking Up Next Week

March 16th, 2022
Quad Cities Restaurant Week Cooking Up Next Week

Every night for seven nights can be a date night, girls’ night out, family gathering, or get take-out because it’s been a long day as QC Restaurant Week is your chance to expand your taste buds by trying new things from more than 55 participating businesses.  In its tenth year, the annual event on March 21-27, 2022, organized by Visit Quad Cities is the perfect time to support and celebrate Quad Cities restaurants. Visit Quad Cities encourages food lovers to explore www.qcrestaurantweek.com for all of the restaurants’ details.  Small businesses are a key part of the Quad Cities region,... Read More

Gathering of the Green Conference Organizers Glad to Be Back In The Quad-Cities

March 11th, 2022
Gathering of the Green Conference Organizers Glad to Be Back In The Quad-Cities

After being cancelled at the last minute in 2020, the biennial Gathering of the Green Conference returns on March 16-19, 2022.  Almost 1,000 John Deere enthusiasts have registered for the full conference taking place at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  Attendees are coming from 32 states across the U.S. and four countries.  The vast majority of these registrants have signed up to tour Ag sites in the Quad Cities region. “Gathering of the Green is a valuable opportunity for the Quad Cities to serve as host community,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. “The... Read More

Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Restaurant Industry

January 27th, 2022
Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Restaurant Industry

Every night for seven nights can be a date night, girls’ night out, family gathering, or get take-out because it’s been a long day as QC Restaurant Week is your chance to expand your taste buds by trying new things from participating businesses.  Visit Quad Cities announces that QC Restaurant Week on March 21-27, 2022, is the perfect time to support and celebrate Quad Cities restaurants. Small businesses are a key part of the Quad Cities region, and our QC identity includes our local restaurants to help set us apart from other destinations.  The restaurant industry is still fighting a hard... Read More

Local Civic Groups Are Working to Make The Quad-Cities an Even More Special Place

September 25th, 2021
Local Civic Groups Are Working to Make The Quad-Cities an Even More Special Place

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Kyle Carter and Geoff Manis are two of the biggest cheerleaders for the Quad-Cities, and within two days of each other this month, they sang the praises on social media of placemaking – the long, arduous, gratifying task of creating and sustaining a unique, impressive, growing community. Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, posted on Facebook... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Unleashes New QC Pro, Offering Interactive Journey of Discovery

August 25th, 2021
Visit Quad Cities Unleashes New QC Pro, Offering Interactive Journey of Discovery

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization, announces the launch of the new QC Pro. This fun and interactive program leads Quad Citizens on a journey of discovery about all things Quad Cities. To get started, people can register at QuadCitiesPro.com. Once registered, Visit Quad Cities will send three videos emailed in succession to view and answer interactive questions about the QC right within each video, according to a Wednesday release. After the three videos are completed correctly, a QC Pro digital badge, toolkit, and certificate will be... Read More

BREAKING: New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

August 19th, 2021
BREAKING: New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

BREAKING NEWS: The inspiring unveiling of a new mural on an empty building in downtown Rock Island Thursday not only adds vibrant new color, beauty and life to a little-noticed alleyway, it represents the dreams and sorrows of a talented teenager, the dreams and sorrows of an entire race, and the hopes and dreams for a further revitalization of a city’s center. Dozens of local leaders, business people, artists and residents gathered along 20th Street downtown to celebrate the gorgeous mural inspired by a Rock Island High School student’s award-winning artwork, which also served as the official... Read More

Visit Quad Cities CEO Picked to Chair Illinois Convention & Visitor Group

July 28th, 2021
Visit Quad Cities CEO Picked to Chair Illinois Convention & Visitor Group

The Illinois Council of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (ICCVB) has named Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities, as their new chairman. This industry-led group works together with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism to enable its members to be more effective and efficient in attracting visitors to their communities. “I am humbled to join alongside my peers and serve this extremely valuable organization, said Herrell in a Tuesday news release. “ICCVB and its 38 member destinations throughout the State of Illinois are critically important... Read More