What does Grand Island Tourism do?
The Grand Island Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) is a nonprofit organization that brings together businesses, attractions, and organizations that rely on tourism. It was founded in 1982 and operates under the authority of the Hall County (Nebraska) Board of Supervisors. In Grand Island, the current lodging tax is 6%, 2% of which funds the entire budget of the CVB.
The CVB's mission is to define Grand Island as a destination & grow the tourism economy. It does this through the following:
Sales: Grand Island Tourism sales focuses on bringing events to the city’s great facilities. From livestock shows to athletic tournaments, this department does everything in its power to make sure these facilities and our hotels are being used to bring visitors to our community.
Services: Grand Island Tourism services are our boots-on-the-ground efforts to make sure the events that have been recruited to our city run smoothly. Common services include name badges and registration help.
Marketing: Grand Island Tourism marketing supports the sales and services departments in a variety of ways, as well as promoting our city’s attractions and events.