To stimulate economic growth for our community by increasing visitation.
Successfully sell and promote our community as a desirable visitor destination.
Influence tourism development to ensure future destination success.
Deliver a positive and memorable customer experience.
Collaborate and enhance relationships with local organizations, businesses and stakeholders.
Operate as an efficient, high performing organization.
Visit Omaha creates sustainable visitor demand for the community through: meeting, event, sport and leisure marketing; collaborative relationships; broad industry experience; and unprecedented product knowledge. Visit Omaha’s efforts result in economic growth and job creation for our community.
Relevance: We are committed to being consistent, accountable, transparent, perseverant, and dedicated to excellence.
Innovation: We are committed to being creative, pioneering, collaborative, and problem solving.
Gratitude: We are committed to being appreciative of both the big and small contributions that make our organization and industry valuable to our community.
Visit Omaha (a.k.a. Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau) began operating on December 1, 1980 as the Douglas County Department of Conventions and Tourism. In 1997, the name was changed to the Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau (GOCVB), but was still operated by Douglas County. In 2002 during the development of the new city-owned convention center, the first Interlocal agreement between Douglas County and the City of Omaha was established to transfer control of the GOCVB to the city and to add the GOCVB’s executive director to the Mayor’s cabinet. The Interlocal agreement was renewed in 2007 and again in 2013 for a ten-year term, ensuring the department would remain a City entity through 2023. In 2016, the name was changed to Visit Omaha, Omaha’s Official Tourism Authority in an effort to simplify and better brand the department.
Visit Omaha continues its efforts in showcasing Omaha as a destination for leisure, convention, meeting, sport and motor coach visitors. The current team enthusiastically supports the economic growth and development of the entire Omaha metro area.
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Visit Omaha is certified through the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The globally recognized DMAP accreditation ensures that Visit Omaha's policies, procedures and practices meet the highest standard in the industry.
Contact Visit Omaha, at 402-444-4660 or toll-free at 866-937-6624.
Strengths: Achiever, Responsibility, Ideation, Individualization, Learner
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca, Roman philosopher
Strengths: Futuristic, Achiever, Strategic, Competition, Self-Assurance
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, either way you are right.” - Henry Ford
Strengths: Responsibility, Harmony, Relator, Consistency, Discipline
”Responsibility finds a way. Irresponsibility makes excuses.” - Gene Bedley
Strengths: Empathy, Developer, Learner, Positivity, Achiever
“Make each day your masterpiece.” - John Wooden
To contact Sales & Services please call 402-444-4037.
Strengths: Strategic, Maximizer, Relator, Achiever, Includer
”We are visitors on this planet. We are here for 100 years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.” - Dalai Lama
Strengths: Positivity, Arranger, Responsibility, Developer, Self-Assurance
“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” - Roy T. Bennett
Strengths: Developer, Empathy, Achiever, Responsibility, Relator
“Don’t ruin a good today thinking about a bad yesterday.” - Russell Simmons
Strengths: Responsibility, Relator, Arranger, Deliberative, Self-Assurance
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu
Strengths: Futuristic, Arranger, Individualization, Achiever, Woo
“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” - Jane Goodall
Strengths: Empathy, Futuristic, Adaptability, Activator, Maximizer
"The noblest art is that of making others happy." - P.T. Barnum
Strengths: Consistency, Futuristic, Context, Focus, Harmony
"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston S. Churchill
Strengths: Communication, Restorative, Connectedness, Responsibility, Woo
“Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.” - Sean Stephenson
Strengths: Responsibility, Developer, Discipline, Belief, Positivity
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta
To contact Marketing & Public Relations, please call 402-444-1763.
Strengths: Maximizer, Achiever, Responsibility, Competition, Focus
“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be Empowered.” - Michelle Obama
Strengths: Learner, Input, Restorative, Responsibility, Empathy
“You’ll never grow beyond your current circumstances if you’re closed off to everything except what you currently know.” - Marie Forleo
Strengths: Input, Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Positivity
"Let the beauty we love be what we do." - Rumi
Strengths: Input, Developer, Learner, Intellection, Achiever
“What good are wings, without the courage to fly?” - Atticus Finch
Strengths: Empathy, Input, Adaptability, Learner, Individualization
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” - Albert Einstein
Strengths: Intellection, Relator, Deliberative, Input, Developer
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry Van Dyke