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!



McIntyre Tasting Room


Welcome to our newest Members:

Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership
Congratulations to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for opening the doors to the new Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership. The center features four learning labs with live animal displays, collaborative learning spaces an is designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council's LEED gold standards for sustainability, including the use of solar panels, a living roof and water conservation features.
U.S. Open 2019
The U.S. Open is less than 30 days away!  The event is anticipate to bring a direct benefit to the local economy of $175 million and approximately $3 million in charitable contributions. 

Around the Globe with David Cater

MCCVB’s Tour & Travel team works closely with wholesalers, domestic receptive operators and international outbound tour operators to fill shoulder seasons and need periods for the destination.

The international group plan revolves around China’s MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Corporate and Exhibition) opportunities as well as both incentive and corporate group business from Mexico and Canada. Tour & Travel market development concentrates on building product in these target markets while supporting Visit California’s 18 offices in 14 global markets, as they will bring important FAMs for tour operators and airlines around the globe. 


Media Highlights


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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.


MCCVB Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 30th, Portola Hotel and Spa

A Special Thanks to John Narigi!

Thursday, May 30th, Portola Hotel and Spa

MCCVB Member Orientation: How to maximize your membership through the Visitors Center

Tuesday, June 4th, Monterey Visitors Center, 401 Camino El Estero