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Stay updated on what's going on in Omaha's Tourism Community. The below media releases range from hotel renovations to Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau news to Omaha convention announcements. For more information on any of the below releases, email Deborah Ward at

Bob Now has a Voice

The Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is giving the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (Bob) a voice and a stage, sharing Bob’s distinct point of view through a series of videos... more

$225 Million Dollar Capitol District to include Marriott Hotel

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), and MCS Capital LLC, today announced that Marcus Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the new Capitol District Marriott hotel currently under development in Omaha, Neb... more

World’s Best Zoo Brings $1 Million in New Convention Business

Omaha has been selected as the site for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) 2016 Mid-Year Meeting... more

Omaha Selected to Host 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round

The City of Omaha has been selected to host the Final Round of the 2015 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix (WGP), which is the premier annual international women’s volleyball tournament run by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). The Omaha Sports Commission will serve as the local organizing committee with the support of USA Volleyball, the National Governing Body for the sport... more

Visitors Spend a Record $1 Billion in Omaha in 2012

New Economic Impact Research Shows Omaha Tourism Growth.. more

New Regional Tourism Campaign Promotes Omaha

The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau(OCVB)is inviting people from the Kansas City, Des Moines and Sioux Falls areas to visit Omaha via a new advertising campaign... more

Magnolia Hotel Omaha Named 2012 “Property of the Year” in Stout Street Hospitality Collection

Leigh Hitz, president and chief operating officer for Stout Street Hospitality, today announced that Magnolia Hotel Omaha was recently named the company’s 2012 “Property of the Year.” The award was granted based on a combination of factors including guest service scores, employee satisfaction and retention, property revenue and more... more

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Named 2012 College Baseball Field of the Year

OMAHA, Neb.-The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) is pleased to announce that TD Ameritrade Park Omaha has been selected as the 2012 College Baseball Field of the Year by SportsTurf Managers Association (STMA)... more

2012 Meetings Bring Millions to Omaha

The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau booked more than 76 meetings in 2012, infusing $28 million into the local economy... more

John Deere Meeting Brings $7.3 Million to Local Economy

John Deere and Company held its 2012 North American Dealer meeting in Omaha this August, bringing with it more than 4,100 overnight visitors. The figures are now in and according to the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau, the economic impact of this meeting totals $7.3 million dollars, including more than half a million dollars generated in local taxes... more

Welcome to the Weekend Video Campaign Provides Chance to Be on TV

OMAHA, NEB. – June 7, 2012 – The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB) announces the “Welcome to the Weekend” video campaign, an opportunity for Omaha visitors and residents to capture what they feel are the great things to do in Omaha. In addition, they have a chance to be featured in an upcoming “Visit Omaha” commercial. From June 7 through July 31, entrants can submit videos of their fun-filled Omaha weekend moments online at more

Omaha Adventure Offers Family Fun and Savings

As families map out their summer game plan, the Omaha Adventure Savings Pack offers a way to make summer a winner. The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB), in partnership with top Omaha attractions, has created an eight-page coupon book offering visitors and residents more than $50 in exclusive savings... more

Omaha Tourism Official Named CSPI President

Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) started 2012 energized by a new name, new focus and now, a new leader. The association welcomed Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau Director of Sales, Cathy Keller, as its new Board President at the recent CSPI Annual Conference, February 26-27, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C... more

2012 Olympic Team Trials Swimming Media Credential Application Now Available

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The media credential application for the 2012 Olympic Team Trials - Swimming in Omaha, Neb., June 25 – July 2, is now available online. The competition will feature top swimmers in the country as they compete to secure a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team... more Adds New Visitor-Friendly Features

It is now easier for visitors to see what Omaha has to offer and plan a trip to the city., the official tourism website for the City of Omaha, has added a number of new visitor-friendly features, along with a new look... more

Courtyard in Omaha, NE Completes a Major Lobby Renovation

Omaha, NE – July 7, 2011 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that the 181-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 101 South 10th Street in Omaha, NE has completed a major renovation of its lobby. The hotel now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road... more

Sheraton Hotels Returns to Omaha

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced its global powerhouse Sheraton Hotels will return to Omaha, Nebraska after nearly ten years with the upcoming opening of Sheraton Omaha Hotel in October. Owned by an investment fund managed by Latitude Management Real Estate Investors, Inc. (LMREI), the former Crowne Plaza will complete a $4 million renovation to all guest rooms and public areas prior to flying the Sheraton flag. The opening is part of Sheraton brand's strategic expansion plan that will add more than 60 new hotels and over 20,000 rooms to the Sheraton portfolio over the next two years... more

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau launches enhanced mobile site for visitors, residents

Omaha, Neb.-Visitors and residents can now find information about Omaha faster than ever using their smartphones and other mobile devices thanks to an enhanced version of launched by the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau... more

Omaha Visitors Center Welcomes More Travelers than Ever Before

More than 25,000 visitors from all over the world stopped in to the Omaha Visitors Center during 2010, an increase of over 5,000 visitors from last year... more

Pheasant Fest to Attract 2,000 Visitors to Omaha

The nation's leading wildlife habitat conservation organization, Pheasants Forever, will hold its annual Pheasant Fest in Omaha January 27th through the 30th attracting at least 2,000 visitors to the city... more

Omaha Receives Early Holiday Gift

Omaha has been selected to host the 2013 and 2014 annual conference for the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The conference will bring approximately 850 visitors to Omaha during December of both years... more

Omaha Holiday Gift Ideas

For those searching for a unique gift, the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau suggests sending a little piece of Omaha to family and friends this holiday season... more

Omaha Goes “Eco-Chic” as Green Trailblazer Element Opens First Hotel in Midwest

The city’s dynamic Midtown Crossing district will be the site of a new Element hotel, the muchtalked?about “green trailblazer” from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT)... more

American and Canadian Bankers Choose Omaha

Bankers from the United States and Canada are planning to visit Omaha in November. The city was selected as the site for this year’s North American Agricultural Lenders Conference. The 5-day conference is touted as a one-of-a-kind professional development experience... more

Labor of Love Brings Visitors to Omaha

Omaha will be a labor of love for hundreds of families this September as host of the 25th Anniversary celebration for the Pope Paul VI Institute. The event will bring an estimated 500 visitors into the city right before Labor Day... more

Adventure Cab Drives Dollars to Omaha

A virtual cab ride through Omaha, complete with an eccentric driver entices an international conference to the city. The International Association of Operative Millers’ Conference and Expo will bring approximately 1,000 visitors to Omaha during May 2014... more

Hilton Omaha To Undergo $35 Million Expansion

Hilton Worldwide and the City of Omaha announced today plans for a 15-month expansion and renovation project designed to lure more meetings and events to the area... more

New Partnership Creates Omaha Adventure

Visitors and Omaha residents are invited to enjoy an Omaha Adventure this summer with an unprecedented offer... more

Director of Sales, Cathy Keller, Receives National Award

Honored for her hard work and dedication to the tourism industry, Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau Director of Sales, Cathy Keller received the Shawn Corwin Award from the Association for Convention Marketing Executives (ACME)... more

Adventure Cab Drives National Meeting Planners to Omaha

Dozens of national meeting planners hopped into a cab in Toronto, Canada and took a 2 minute ride through Omaha - virtually speaking - thanks to the magic of green-screen technology... more



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