Stakeholder Corner May 2019

 

Welcome to the Stakeholder Corner!


 

Things to Know From the CEO

The 2018 Travel Impacts Report for Monterey County, produced by Dean Runyan Associates has been published.  Visitor spending in Monterey County increased for the eighth consecutive year with $2.98 billion being injected into the local economy – an increase of 5.8% over 2017.  The taxes generated by visitors in Monterey County support 25,190 jobs (increase of 2.8%), contributed $271 million in total taxes (up 8.2%), and generated $135 million in local tax money (up 8% over last year) – directly benefiting the community at large for investment in infrastructure improvements, programs and projects that benefit residents.

The window to apply for a seat on the MCCVB Board of Directors has closed, but It's not too late to get involved! Applications are now being accepted for participation in the MCCVB's Finance and Marketing Committees.  Appointments are made by the MCCVB Board of Directors and are for one-year terms. Click here to apply. 

Thank you for your support of the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau and our tourism economy.


 

Monthly Reports

 

Group Sales & Services

 

Sales April 

 

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Marketing Communications

 

MarCom April
 

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Visitor Services

 

VS April

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Sustainable Moments

Sustainability is important to most Americans – especially wine drinkers. People want to know that their wines are produced safely, responsibly and ethically. SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice) is one of the wine industry’s oldest and most important sustainability programs. It ensures that farmers, wineries and winemakers are doing everything in their power to preserve the environment and support local communities. 

Three of Monterey County’s most celebrated wineries are SIP Certified members: Wrath, Scheid and McIntyre. Each year they produce highly rated wines that showcase the diversity and complexity of our region. All three have tasting bars in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Partner spotlight: Wine, wine and more wine!

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McIntyre Tasting Room

 

U.S. Open 2019

The U.S. Open is just days away!  The world-renowned event is anticipated to bring a direct benefit to the local economy of $175 million and approximately $3 million in charitable contributions.  Pretty amazing, right?  It's also estimated that approximately 100,000 hot dogs, 365,000 beers. 42,000 hamburgers and 111,000 hats will be sold!
 
Here are few other things to keep in mind: 
  • No dining at The Lodge at Pebble Beach during the Tournament – only available for Lodge Guests and Corporate VIP groups. The restaurants at The Inn at Spanish Bay restaurants will remain open to the public.
  • No tourist traffic or bicycles will be will not be permitted on 17-Mile Drive or within the Del Monte Forest from June 9-16, 2019.
  • USGA Merchandise Tent will be open to the General Public:
    • June 6–7 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • June 8 – 9 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

For information on shuttles and more, click here to visit our U.S. Open page.

Around the Globe with David Cater

David Cater, Travel Trade Sales Executive, asks Steven Sublaban of Bonotel Exclusive Travel how the company is helping to grow tourism in Monterey County.

Bonotel is a global receptive tour operator promoting Monterey County to a worldwide network of tour operators and travel agencies. The MCCVB is collaborating with receptive operators like Bonotel to attract international visitors to stay overnight during our need periods.

 


Media Highlights

 

Sanctuary Westchester

Ventana purewow.com

Virtuoso
(Click photo to view full story featured in Westchester Magazine)
(Click the photo to view full story featured in purewow.com)
(Click the photo to view full story featured on virtuoso.com)

 


Industry News and Events

 

2018 Travel Impacts Report for State of California

Visit California has partnered with Dean Runyan Associates to produce a 2018 Travel Impacts Report for the state of California.  Click here to view the full report.

American Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism 

Longwoods International conducted a national online survey with a representative sample of 1,500 adults drawn from a consumer research panel. In partnership with Destinations International, the results of this first ever national benchmark survey of American Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism is now available. Click here to view the full report.