October 12, 2012

For more information
Jill Daniel
360-750-1553 Ext 18



Dynamic new website promotes Vancouver USA as a choice leisure and meetings destination

The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office is proud to unveil its new website that has a vibrant look and many new destination resources.

The new website has tools for the leisure traveler, meeting planner, and tournament director. The website features much more information on Vancouver including lodging options with price comparisons, details on Clark County communities, seasonal events, photo tours, wedding resources, 25 free things to do, plus logistical information on the region, relocation, and the ever-changing weather. Local attractions are highlighted in sections devoted to the outdoors, recreation, dining, wineries and breweries, family, history, pets, and art. The site also has a robust events calendar and welcomes community members to submit their upcoming events that would appeal to out of town visitors.

For the meeting planner, the site includes detail on meeting facilities, venues, and lodging options as well as information on attractions, amenities, destination services, green meetings, pre-and post-event functions, and compelling reasons to meet in Vancouver USA.

"We are very excited to represent Vancouver USA in this new and exciting format. This site truly showcases Vancouver and Clark County as a great destination. The photos are bold and capture our community's spirit as well as our wonderful attractions, hotels, and amenities," said Kim Bennett, president and CEO of the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office. "The site also offers robust tools for meeting and convention planners. We really want to provide them with great service and show them all the wonderful benefits of meeting in Vancouver USA."

The Tourism Office website also is a great resource for local business owners and stakeholders. The site provides travel industry economic statistics, marketing opportunities, and directory of local travel-related businesses. For the first time, local organizations will be able to advertise their businesses, events, and services on the website through Destination Travel Services ( Travel writers and the media will also find the site useful with story ideas, quick facts, and itinerary assistance for media trips.

About Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office
The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, along with the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission, is an economic development organization responsible for competitively marketing Vancouver and the surrounding area as a destination for meetings, conventions, sports events, and group and leisure travelers. The organization's mission is to promote Vancouver and Clark County by increasing convention and visitor business. For more information call (360) 750-1553, or visit