Why are meetings and tourism important?
Travel and tourism enhance the quality of life for a local community by providing jobs, bringing in tax dollars for improvement of services and infrastructure, and attracting facilities like restaurants, shops, festivals, cultural, and sporting venues that cater to both visitors and locals.

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s largest service exports and largest employers. In the United States, for example, travel and tourism is the third biggest retail sales sector. The industry contributes more than $545 billion annually to the nation’s economy and generates $94 billion in tax revenues. Indeed, travel and tourism combines into a powerful economic engine, and CVBs are the key drivers.

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1. How do CVB's help meeting planners?
2. If CVBs don't charge for their services, how do they make money?
3. What is a Convention & Visitor's Bureau?
4. Why are meetings and tourism important?