The U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council announces that the Macon-Bibb County Visitors & Convention Bureau (MBCCVB) of Macon, Georgia has become a member of the organization.
In announcing this new partnership, Sheila Armstrong, Executive Director of the USCHT Marketing Council said, “We are especially pleased to have the Macon-Bibb County CVB join as a partner in our organization. The rich and diverse arts, history, architecture and culture offerings are unmatched in the South. We are looking forward to working with this organization in packaging and promoting this communities’ cultural and heritage assets.”
“Our partnership with the US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council brings additional opportunities for us to market the cultural and heritage richness of our area to visitors. This partnership adds a new platform for generating awareness of the breadth and depth of our cultural and heritage offerings to attract even more visitors,” said Stephanie Robinson, Director of Marketing for the Macon-Bibb Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Macon-Bibb CVB promotes a wealth of cultural experiences including the Native American Heritage, the Antebellum Culture, the Civil War History, the African American Heritage and an extremely rich Music Heritage having been the home of Little Richard, Otis Reading and the Allman Brothers Band. The CVB also promotes Macon’s Annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. This city-wide festival fills 10 days with events, concerts, exhibits, arts and crafts, hot air balloons and more against a backdrop of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees; the most in the world!
The US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council represents leading U.S. Tourism Destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. Cultural and Heritage to travelers from throughout the USA and around the world. Sustaining partners include the US Department of Commerce/Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, Visit California, The Museum Store Association, Visit Savannah, The Henry Ford, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Council, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and Shop America Alliance.
The U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Marketing Council was formed as a direct outcome of the U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Summit held in Washington, DC in October 2005. The primary purpose of this travel trade association is to package,market and sell US. Cultural and Heritage Tourism experiences to domestic and international visitors.