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Tracie McPherson
Director of Communications
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Omaha Adds Nonstop Service to Canada

Friday, December 8, 2017 11:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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New Daily Flight Puts Omaha on the International Map

OMAHA, NE. December 8, 2017 – The number of direct flights to Omaha keeps growing, this time expanding beyond the border. Air Canada announced it will begin offering non-stop service between Omaha and Toronto, Canada beginning May 1, 2018.

"The fact that an international carrier believes Omaha is a valuable connection point for passengers is a testament to how much our city has

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Holiday Island Welcomes World's Most Famous Traveler

OMAHA, NE. November 20, 2017 – The most famous traveler in the world will become a new fixture on Holiday Island during the kickoff of Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival. 20 ft. high Santa-in-the-box will join the other Holiday Island decorations that fill the island in the Gene Leahy Mall. Visit Omaha, Omaha’s Tourism Authority, created Holiday Island last year as a way of thanking

Omaha Tourism Now a $2 Billion a Year Industry

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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That's What Omaha Tourism Looks Like

Omaha, NE. September 26, 2017 – Omaha has experienced seven straight years of tourism growth. New economic impact research completed by Tourism Economics – An Oxford Economics Company shows tourism's impact on the city has now reached close to the $2 billion mark.

The study shows 12.3 million people visited Omaha in 2016. Those tourists spent a total of $1.22 billion while visiting the city. That

The Ten Tastiest Days of the Year

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:00 PM by Tracie McPherson

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Dine Out to Help Others

Omaha, NE. September 13, 2017 – Mark your calendars, Omaha Restaurant Week is back for its seventh year. From September 15th through the 24th every time you have dinner at a participating Omaha area restaurant you will be supporting the Food Bank for the Heartland.

"We're proud to be involved with Omaha Restaurant Week," said Keith Backsen, Executive Director for Visit Omaha. "It's a great way for us to promote

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Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
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tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

OMAHA, NE August 17, 2017 - For the second year in a row, Omaha receives top honors at one of the largest convention trade shows in the tourism industry. Visit Omaha’s recreation of Omaha’s Old Market Entertainment District received third place, out of 700 organizations, for best trade show booth at the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Expo in Toronto, Canada. Last year Visit Omaha received top honors

Visit Omaha Earns Tourism Badge of Honor

Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

Visit Omaha Earns Tourism Badge of Honor

OMAHA, NE. July 17, 2017 – Visit Omaha makes the grade and joins a prestigious group honored in Canada at the Destinations International Conference. Visit Omaha was honored for earning its official accreditation by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The process is a comprehensive review of a Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) business procedures and accountability.

“The DMAP accreditation is one more way that Visit Omaha can confidently convey to meeting planners and

OMAHA, NE. June 27, 2017 - Omaha has been named one of the best cities in America by Resonance Consultancy, a real estate, tourism, and economic development advisory company. During an awards ceremony in New York presented by National Geographic Travel on June 14th, the top 10 cities were announced. Omaha ranked fourth highest among 50 U.S. cities with a population of less than one million.

“This ranking reflect the comments we hear consistently from our meeting attendees,” said Keith Backsen, Executive Director for Visit Omaha. “More than 12

It's All About Baseball in Omaha

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 3:00 PM by Tracie McPherson

(At least during the month of June)

OMAHA, NE. June 13, 2017 – Baseball is in Omaha’s DNA and the month of June is proof. For the next several weeks Omaha will host the NCAA Men’s College World Series, and the Triple Crown SlumpBuster Youth Baseball Tournament.

The College World Series takes place at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park, June 16th through June 28th. Opening ceremonies take place Friday night with a team parade through downtown Omaha, an autograph session for fans, and a firework-filled evening at the ballpark. The eight college teams

OMAHA, NE. May 24, 2017 – One of Omaha’s historical treasures has joined an elite list. The Durham Museum was recently designated as a National Historic Landmark. The National Park Service, which oversees the landmarks program, identified the museum as “one of the most distinctive and complete examples” of art deco architecture in the country.

The museum is Omaha’s former Union Station, a once bustling train depot built by Union Pacific in the late 1920s. It was one of the first art deco-style railroad stations ever built in the country.

Staff Photo - KenzieOMAHA (May 8, 2017) – Visit Omaha is proud to announce that one of its staff has received national recognition as a future leader in the tourism industry. National Sales Manager Mackenzie Coleman has been selected by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) as one of the 2017 “30 Under 30” honorees, presented to a select few each year.

“As an organization our goal is to recognize and develop young talent in the tourism industry,” said Keith Backsen, executive director for Visit Omaha. “Mackenzie is a great example of when talent

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