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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

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

Visit Quad Cities Creates a Buzz with New QC Coffee Trail

April 5th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Creates a Buzz with New QC Coffee Trail

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announces a new initiative expanding the way visitors and Quad Citizens interact with destination assets.  The brand-new QC Coffee Trail showcases nearly 30 local coffee shops and cafés in the Quad Cities regional destination that are participating in the new trail. The QC Coffee Trail uses mobile-based code check-ins, special offers, and gamification to engage participants. It’s free to register at www.QCcoffeetrail.com.  As you visit the variety of coffee shops in the QC, you can check in... 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

Visit Quad Cities Announces New Scholarship in Honor of MVC Commissioner

March 14th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Announces New Scholarship in Honor of MVC Commissioner

Last night, Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announced a new scholarship named in honor of Patty Viverito, who is in her 30th season as senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and is in her 36th year directing the Missouri Valley Football Conference as its commissioner. The Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding leaders in women’s athletics in the Quad Cities regional destination.  Beginning in March 2023, two Quad Cities female, high school student-athletes... 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

The Economic Development Value of Tourism Speaks Volumes as Impact Numbers are Released for 2020

November 27th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber CEO Paul Rumler, left, and Visit Quad Cities CEO Dave Herrell celebrate the launch of the new campaign with a confetti explosion Thursday at the Figge.

The travel & tourism industry is a vital part of the Quad Cities regional economy.  Visitors and non-resident revenues generate significant economic benefits to households, businesses, and the public sector and represent a critical driver of the Quad Cities’ future.  How critical?  Even in 2020, tourism supported 8,000 jobs and produced a $958.76M total impact in the QC.  This was down 21.5% year-over-year which underscores the value of tourism and its need for recovery. “Tourism and non-resident revenues produce positive bottom-line results for our regional economy,” said Dave Herrell,... Read More