Effective Partners in Promotion & Marketing Your Destination
The primary purpose of WVACVB is to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness, and image of CVBs throughout West Virginia thereby increasing each CVB’s ability to more successfully market their destination. WVACVB and its members, working with the West Virginia Division of Tourism and thousands of tourism businesses, have a significant positive impact on tourism in the State of West Virginia.
The West Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus is a non-profit membership organization of Convention & Visitors Bureaus CEO's whose mission is to serve as the advocate for its members through education and communication, while representing their legislative interests in our state.
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WVACVB POSITION STATEMENT
Local and regional Convention and Visitors Bureaus are essential parts of the overall effort to promote and encourage travel to West Virginia. It is Convention and Visitors Bureaus that truly know the attractions,
activities and events in their areas of our state, and can do the best job of advertising and marketing
those local and regional assets. However, the creation of additional CVBs in areas that are already
served by an established organization may have the effect of diluting the limited resources available,
creating a duplication of overhead, administrative and personnel costs, with the result being
that fewer actual dollars are spent on the primary mission of advertising and marketing.
It is the position of the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus that all CVB’s follow
West Virginia Code Chapter 7, Article 18 regarding Hotel Occupancy Tax and as a general principle,
having the fewest practicable number of CVB’s per county leads to a more efficient and
effective use of financial resources.