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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

Visit Quad Cities Hosts Panel on Future of Gaming Industry

October 12th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Hosts Panel on Future of Gaming Industry

Visit Quad Cities Hosts Panel on Future of Gaming Industry Wednesday, October 19th – 3:30 p.m. at Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Panelists are: Nancy Ballenger – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf / Caesars Entertainment Travis Hankins – Vice President & General Manager, Bally’s Quad Cities Mo Hyder – Regional Vice President for Elite Casino Resorts & General Manager at Rhythm City Casino Resort The gaming industry has made a significant impact on the Quad Cities regional destination.  Visit Quad Cities, the region’s... Read More

Quad Cities Great Glass Hunt Debuting Around The Area

September 20th, 2022
Quad Cities Great Glass Hunt Debuting Around The Area

Get ready to go on a treasure hunt. The QC Great Glass Hunt is a partnership between Visit Quad Cities and Hot Glass, Inc., a glass blowing studio and gallery in Davenport, Iowa. Participants can engage in this outdoor treasure hunt to find handblown glass floats hidden at specific parks in Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island. Hot Glass has handblown 250 glass floats that are hidden at area parks; full details can be found at qcglasshunt.com. Now it’s up to you to find them. Each float has a glass stopper with a QC emblem and QR Code sticker. Scan the QR code with your mobile device,... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Names New Vice President Of Business Growth

September 19th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Names New Vice President Of Business Growth

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announced today that Joan Kranovich has been named as the new Vice President of Business Growth & Director, Sports QC. Joan has been with the organization since 2009, beginning as an intern and then holding different positions in the Business Growth department.  Her new role oversees the organization’s goals to drive economic development through attracting, recruiting, and hosting meetings, conventions, reunions, and sporting events. “My 13 years with Visit Quad Cities in various functions... 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

Visit Quad Cities Launches Two New Art Experiences, QC Public Art Trail and QC Great Glass Hunt

September 6th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Launches Two New Art Experiences, QC Public Art Trail and QC Great Glass Hunt

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announced today the launch of two new and exciting experiences designed to highlight the creative energy of the Quad Cities. The new QC Public Art Trail (qcarttrail.com) and the QC Great Glass Hunt (qcglasshunt.com) will take you on a journey of discovery and to hidden treasure. The QC Public Art Trail is a partnership between Visit Quad Cities and Quad City Arts. It uses a mobile-based platform to create a year-round trail that features temporary and permanent sculptures, murals, and galleries... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Announces New Board Chairman

July 19th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Announces New Board Chairman

Visit Quad Cities announces its full slate of officers and board members for fiscal year 2022-2023. “I’m honored to serve as the next chairman of Visit Quad Cities and continue working alongside engaged community leaders to push the Quad Cities forward,” said Benjamin Leischner, A.A.E. “Dave and his team have made tremendous progress putting the Quad Cities on the map as a destination for tourism, conferences and major events. I believe the pathway between visitors and residents is directly connected when people visit our region and see how family-friendly and affordable it is. Whether... Read More

Beyond Van Gogh Quad Cities Coming To A Starry, Starry Night In Illinois And Iowa Soon!

April 19th, 2022
Beyond Van Gogh Quad Cities Coming To A Starry, Starry Night In Illinois And Iowa Soon!

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before with Van Gogh Quad-Cities! The iconic works come to life all around you, appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces, and heightening the senses with their immense detail. Expanding Vincent’s universe to a sharable and lively 360° experience requires a different way of thinking. Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team worked to make Van Gogh’s works larger than life – while certain paintings are presented in all their simplicity, others have been enhanced, expanded and enlarged to fill... Read More

What’s The Illinois And Iowa Good News For April, Quad-Cities?

April 5th, 2022
What's The Illinois And Iowa Good News For April, Quad-Cities?

There’s no April Fool’s here, just positive news about the Quad-Cities in our latest What’s The Good News column! Want to read some uplifting, GOOD news about the Quad-Cities? Read on! Rock Island Academy Starts Coding Camp Rock Island Academy started a new club this year, Leopards Who Code. The club meets every week and meetings consist of friendship activities, learning the history of computers and coding, and coding projects like video games, apps, artistic design, and more. The club is for any 3rd-6th grade Leopard who’s interested in learning about technology. The club meets every... Read More