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Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

$290 Million Transformation

OMAHA, NE., June 14, 2018 – “World class,” “game-changer” and “transformational” are the words used when describing Omaha’s new plan to invest $290 million in its downtown convention district along the city’s riverfront. The new development will connect the convention district, downtown Omaha and the riverfront.

“The plan to transform Omaha’s riverfront provides an open canvas for meeting organizers to

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Local Employees Grab the Spotlight During National Tourism Week

OMAHA, NE., May 10, 2018 – More than 18,000 employees work in the tourism industry in the Omaha metropolitan area. This week the best of the best were honored for their outstanding contribution to the industry during the Second Annual Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards celebration.

"A total of 68 employees and volunteers from local attractions, hotels,

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Local Employees Grab the Spotlight During National Tourism Week

OMAHA, NE., May 8, 2018 – From small business owners and hotel staff to retail clerks and restaurant workers, tourism means local jobs - 17,280 local jobs to be exact. As we celebrate National Tourism Week May 6-12, Visit Omaha will begin a new campaign focused on highlighting and celebrating Omaha's 8th largest private sector employer – tourism.

"Visitor spending

Visit Omaha's Super Bowl LII Contest

Friday, February 2, 2018 9:00 AM by Tracie McPherson

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Visit Omaha's Super Bowl LII Contest

52 Weekends – 52nd Super Bowl – 52 Points

OMAHA, NE., February 2, 2018 – The magic number is 52. If the total combined score of Super Bowl LII equals 52 points, one lucky winner will receive a weekend getaway package from Visit Omaha. Fifty-two other winners who enter will win a Visit Omaha t-shirt regardless of the score.

If you think it’s a long shot, consider this: Bleacher Report, a popular

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

Religious Conference Brings Millions of Dollars to Omaha

OMAHA, NE., January 30, 2018 – Omaha is set to host Emerge, a conference for religious meeting planners and exhibitors from across the country. The Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) will be in Omaha January 30 through February 1, 2018. The economic impact of the three-day event for Omaha is just over $2 million. This event is the largest conference for

Omaha Adds Nonstop Service to Canada

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

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

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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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

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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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

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

ABA Announces Omaha as Site for 2020 Convention

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:00 PM by Melanie Hinton

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Contact: Melanie Hinter
Office: 202-218-7220
Mobile: 703-408-4107
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ABA Announces Omaha as Site for 2020 Convention

Washington, DC – Today, the American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach, travel and tourism – announced Omaha, Neb., as the site of its 2020 Annual Meeting & Marketplace. The dates of the 2020 Marketplace will be Jan. 10-14, 2020. This is the first time ABA has come to Omaha for its annual event.

"We look forward to bringing our ABA Annual Meeting & Marketplace

The Ten Tastiest Days of the Year

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

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Media Contact:

Tracie McPherson
Visit Omaha
Director of Communications
402-444-3607
tmchpherson@visitomaha.com

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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