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Tempe CVB Member Newsletter Sept 09

  1. 1. Member Newsletter September 2009  President's Message In This Issue President's Message The coolness in the air, the roar of an Welcome New Members enthusiastic Sun Devil crowd, the sound of fireworks that celebrate a Member Spotlight touchdown...it's football season in Networking Event Tempe. Successful! I couldn't help but think that Facebook & Twitter promoting Tempe to potential visitors Presence is similar to a football game. Upcoming Events You can't win the game without developing your strategy. We all love On the Road the big, exciting plays when a receiver runs the length of the field Quick Links to make a touchdown. But, the Get to Know Tempe points are just the same if the team gets there down by Dining & Nightlife down, or with a long pass. Just like players who keep the Things To Do football moving down the field, the Tempe CVB team uses Where To Stay Sports & Recreation steady, consistent momentum to keep Tempe top of mind for Events & News our clients - travel agents, meeting planners, the media and Contact Us vacationers. On the Road We have always focused our energy on programs that have the most potential to bring business to Tempe; and now, 9/29/2009
  2. 2. Page 2 of 5 that's more important than ever. Here are some of our big plays so far this fall. Tempe CVB staff members are always traveling across the country to spread the As a part of our national outreach to AAA offices, we met with word about Tempe. Here's travel agents in Oho and western Canada. Next up is North where they have been or and South Carolina. In Mexico, we conducted sales training are going to be in the coming months. sessions for more than 180 travel agents and 10 journalists. Looking to expand Tempe's visibility, we promoted our city to Amy Richert approximately 60 travel writers at a media event in New York Annual Pride in the Desert City. In addition, we continue to position Tempe as a Tucson, AZ October 10, 2009 destination for youth and amateur sports as we meet with event and sports planners in multiple cities, including Arizona Media Marketplace Indianapolis, Washington D. C., Tampa, and New Orleans. Scottsdale, AZ October 15, 2009 One of our most successful missions is always Showcase Brian Belkin Arizona, which will be held in Hermosillo, Sonora on October TEAMS Conference 8. More than 850 consumers are expected to attend and New Orleans, LA more than 30 suppliers from Arizona will be exhibiting. The Oct 13-17, 2009 event includes a fashion show, highlighting the latest fashions Mark McMinn that can be found by shopping in Arizona. Our participation in Holiday Showcase this event is well worth it. In a study conducted by the Chicago, IL Arizona Office of Tourism last year, more than 80% of tourists December 15, 2009 from Mexico who visited the Phoenix metropolitan area prefer Michael Martin shopping at Tempe's own Arizona Mills. Showcase Arizona Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico Our overall goal is to increase visitation to Tempe through October 7-9, 2009 individual travelers and families, meeting groups and sporting Nancy Black events. We remain focused on an offensive strategy to Annual Pride in the Desert ensure that Tempe will be well-positioned as a destination of Tucson, AZ choice now and when the economy is in full recovery. October 10, 2009 Arizona Travel Trade Thanks for all that you do to make Tempe a destination of Roundtable choice. Tucson, AZ October 16, 2009 Have a wonderful fall and as always, go Sun Devils! International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Travel Stephanie Nowack Boston, MA President/CEO November 1-4, 2009 Raquél Hakel Welcome New Members National Panhellenic Conference Tampa, FL Dave's Electric Brewpub - www.daveselectricbrewpub.com October 8-11, 2009 Pour Masters Bartending Service - www.PourMasters.com SuperHero Photo Video - www.SuperHeroPro.com Rejuvenate Marketplace Birmingham, AL The Musical Instrument Museum - www.themim.org October 27-30, 2009 Member Spotlight - Detours of Arizona Stephanie Nowack WACVB Annual Meeting Colorado Springs, CO Detours began offering tours October 14-17, 2009 throughout the southwest from Shawn Lewis Tempe area hotels in Sunny Arizona Sales Mission 2001. Their very first van was purchased only days after the Carolinas events of 9/11...great deals to be had! The Detours custom October 12-17, 2009 fleet has grown to 10 vehicles, with a dozen full time tour AOT Canada Mission 9/29/2009
  3. 3. Page 3 of 5 leaders who decided long ago that they no longer needed a Toronto, Vancouver & "real job", and truly enjoy what they get to do every day. Edmonton October 18-23, 2009 Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone and the Apache Trail are Sunny Arizona Sales Mission the most popular single day tours. Guests can tour and Missouri explore in small groups, in vans with leather captain's chairs November 16-20, 2009 or in our SUVs, all with capabilities for paved and dirt road Toni Smith travel. Additionally, guests can experience multi-day tours of Arizona Media Marketplace Sedona, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and Scottsdale, AZ destinations in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico in a private or Ocotber 15, 2009 join-a-group format. Some of their newest partnerships involve Maverick Helicopters, Grand Canyon Railway, AAA Arizona and Sedona area wineries. You can imagine the great tours that come from those partners. For more information or to book a private group please contact Detours at: 480-633-9013 local 866-438-6877 toll free 480-633-8687 fax www.detoursaz.com info@detoursaz.com Fall Networking Event a Success! Our Fall Fiesta of Fun Networking Event was a Success! We would like to thank all of our members who attended our September 16 event at Dave & Buster's. We had close to 100 attendees including members, clients & customers, making this a valuable event for all parties. We would also like to give a big thank you to Dave & Buster's for being our host. The venue, food and customer service exceeded our expectations. If you would like to provide us with any additional feedback about the event, please contact Sofia Preston: sofia@tempecvb.com or 480-305-1390. We look forward to our next Networking Event in Spring 2010 and hope to see you there. More information will be sent out closer to the date. We appreciate you and your membership! Facebook & Twitter Presence Are you on Facebook and Twitter? So is the Tempe CVB! We'd love to connect with you. You can find the Tempe CVB on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/visittempe. You can also follow Toni Smith, our Communications Manager on Twitter: www.twitter.com/smithtempe. If you have a Facebook fan page or a Twitter account for your business, please email your fan page link or Twitter handle to 9/29/2009
  4. 4. Page 4 of 5 Amy Richert, Communications/Marketing Coordinator, amy@tempecvb.com. We can become a fan of your page on Facebook and we can help you spread the word about your business and your special promotions through both Facebook and Twitter. Upcoming Events Here is a sample of Tempe's events in the coming weeks. For a complete calendar of events, visit http://www.tempecvb.com/calendar.asp. Thursdays on Mill - Market on Mill and Music on Mill Ongoing every Thursday evening from 5-9 p.m. Mill Avenue District www.millavenue.com Stray Cat Theatre: Blackbird September 25, 2009 - October 10, 2009 Tempe Performing Arts Center www.straycattheatre.org 480-820-8022 Way Out West Oktoberfest October 2-4, 2009 Tempe Beach Park www.tempeoktoberfest.com/ 480-491-FEST Official Training Kick-Off Party for the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon October 8, 2009, 5-8 p.m. Arizona Falls/G.R. Herberger Park Indian School Road and 56th Street http://arizona.competitor.com PHANTOM OF THE OPERA October 28, 2009 - November 22, 2009 ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com 480-965-3434 Childsplay: Androcles and the Lion October 31, 2009 - November 15, 2009 Tempe Center for the Arts 480-350-2880 http://childsplayaz.org/ Tempe Little Theatre: Sylvia November 20, 2009 - December 6, 2009 Tempe Center for the Arts 480-350-8388 www.tempelittletheatre.org/ 9/29/2009
  5. 5. Page 5 of 5 Ford Ironman Arizona November 22, 2009 Tempe Beach Park www.ironmanarizona.com 888-280-9097 41st Annual Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts December 4-6, 2009 Mill Avenue District www.tempefestivalofthearts.com 480-355-6069 Thank you for Thinking Tempe First! Sincerely, The Tempe CVB team Forward email Email Marketing by This email was sent to amy@tempecvb.com by amy@tempecvb.com. Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau | 51 W. Third St. | Suite 105 | Tempe | AZ | 85281 9/29/2009