Category - Omaha Tourism News Releases

Visit Omaha Hires Director of Communications

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00 PM by Tracie McPherson

Visit Omaha Hires Director of Communications

OMAHA, NE. April 5, 2017 – Visit Omaha, the official tourism authority for the City of Omaha, is proud to announce Tracie McPherson as Director of Communications, a new position at the organization.

As Director of Communications, McPherson will focus on generating editorial coverage of the Omaha area through work with local, national and international media as well as convention trade and travel publications. She will also work with non-traditional media such as food and lifestyle bloggers to inspire

Omaha Hosts 2017 FEI World Cup Finals

Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 PM by Tracie McPherson

Omaha Hosts 2017 FEI World Cup Finals

OMAHA, NE. March 30, 2017 – Olympic gold medalists, an NHL CEO, the star of one of television’s most popular shows, and the daughter of the richest man in the world will be on hand as Omaha hosts the 2017 FEI World Cup Horse Jumping and Dressage Finals from March 29th through April 2nd.

In 2014, the Fédération Equestre Internationale selected Omaha over cities such as London and Hong Kong to host this year’s World Cup. Last year Göteborg, Sweden hosted the World Cup and next year it will be in Paris,

Omaha Adds Nonstop Air Service from Both Coasts

OMAHA, NE. March 22, 2016 - Whether you’re visiting from the East or West Coast, flying to Omaha continues to get easier. American and Alaska Airlines just announced new nonstop service to Omaha from Miami and San Diego.

American Airlines will begin daily nonstop service from Miami International Airport (MIA) beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Alaska Airline will begin daily nonstop service from San Diego International Airport (SAN) beginning Monday, August 28, 2017.

“This new service is an

Orpheum and Holland Center Continue Among
Top Venues Worldwide

OMAHA, Neb., (Feb 14, 2017) – Omaha Performing Arts is proud to announce that the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center are ranked among the top theater venues in the world by Pollstar and Venues Today, the industry's top publications covering the worldwide concert industry and venues.

Pollstar's year-end worldwide ticket sales report rans the Orpheum Theater 46th and the Holland Performing Arts Center 119th in the world for ticket sales.

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Omaha Children's Museum Announces Record
Attendance in 2016 with 316,915 Visitors

The Summer Exhibit Attracted More than 100,000 Visitors from May to September

(Omaha, Neb.) - FEBRUARY 9, 2017 - Omaha Children's Museum, 500 S. 20th St., set record attendance in 2016 with 316,915 visitors. The number reflects an increase of 10,000 general visitors to the museum from 2015, as well nearly 800 campers and more than 17,000 students on field trips.

"The continued rise in the museum's on-site attendance is a testament to the power of our mission: To

Visit Omaha Announces Holiday Island

Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00 PM by Deborah Ward

Visit Omaha Adds Holiday Island to the City’s Landscape

OMAHA, NE – Get ready for a holiday surprise at this year’s kickoff to the Omaha Holiday Lights Festival. Visit Omaha has created “Holiday Island” in the Gene Leahy Mall as a gift to all of the residents, visitors, attractions, event organizers, restaurants and businesses that make Omaha an incredible visitor destination.

“It’s our way of thanking the local community for all it does to welcome and entertain more than 11 million out-of-towners who visit our city each year, “ said Keith

Countdown Begins for Two Millionth Visitor at
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium®

Omaha, NE (November 17, 2016) – The countdown has begun to reach Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s two millionth visitor milestone. The current count as of November 13 is 1,968,401, with less than 33,000 visitors needed to reach two million.

The two millionth visitor is estimated to walk through Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s gates early December. The Zoo will be starting a weekly countdown till December 1, then switching to daily.

The two

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® Sets New Record
When it Comes to City and State Economy

Omaha, NE (October 25, 2016) – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s 2015 Economic Impact Study results reveal the economic impact to the City of Omaha to be $226.22 million. This includes $95.22 million in labor paid to an estimated 2,347 workers employed at either Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium or businesses throughout the Omaha economy. The additional economic activity in Omaha due to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium generates an additional $3.24

Old Market Inspires Winning Visit Omaha Booth

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:30 AM by Deborah Ward

Old Market Inspires Big Win for Omaha

OMAHA, NE – Omaha grabs the spotlight in front of thousands of national convention planners and decision-makers by taking top honors at one of the largest convention tradeshows in the country. Visit Omaha received first place for best tradeshow booth at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting and Expo in Salt Lake City.

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