Officials from the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will kick-off the “Bring it Home to Nacogdoches” campaign at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the Visitor’s Center downtown.
The “Bring it Home to Nacogdoches” campaign is an opportunity for local business leaders and community members to help promote Nacogdoches as a meeting destination. The campaign will concentrate not only on trade association meetings but also hobby groups, fraternal organizations, alumni organizations, and church groups.
The purpose of the campaign is to help Nacogdoches by stimulating the local economy by generating economic impact in the form of traveler expenditures and local tax revenue, supporting local businesses that cater to the hospitality industry and by promoting Nacogdoches as a premier destination: affordable, safe and friendly, great attractions, museums, restaurants and hotels.
“We are really excited to launch this campaign to our local community and hope to increase awareness of all the great complimentary meeting planning services available through the CVB,” said Sherri Skeeters, assistant director for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We are also excited to announce that local citizens that bring their group to Nacogdoches, have a chance of receiving a cash incentive,” she said.
Tourism pumps more than $70 million in direct spending into Nacogdoches County each year. Visitor spending supports 1,200 jobs in Nacogdoches County with earnings of more than $17.6 million. Without the local, state and federal taxes generated by the Texas travel industry, each household in Texas would have to pay $995 in additional taxes.
Bringing visitors and meetings to Nacogdoches generates tourism dollars that will benefit our local economy. “If more local leaders encourage their groups to consider and book Nacogdoches, the ‘Bring it Home to Nacogdoches’ campaign can have a real impact for our community,” Skeeters said.
For more information about the “Bring it Home to Nacogdoches” campaign, visit www.VisitNacogdoches.org or call the CVB at 936-564-7351. Be our friend on facebook @ See Nacogdoches.