FORT WORTH CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ASKS MEETING PLANNERS TO DISCOVER “WHERE IN FORT WORTH IS DAVID DUBOIS?”
Watch the Webisode and Enter to Win DuBois' Adventure at the New FortWorth.com
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates the launch of the redesigned www.FortWorth.com with the premiere of "Where in Fort Worth is David DuBois?" Fort Worth's webisode series follows the CVB's president and CEO as he gets a "job for the day" at various attractions and events.
The first webisode features DuBois as "The Drover," where he moves the Fort Worth Herd down Exchange Avenue in the world's only twice-daily cattle drive. To commemorate DuBois' debut, Fort Worth is offering a sweepstakes where meeting professionals can submit an Request For Proposal for the chance to win a special appearance by the Fort Worth Herd at their next meeting in Fort Worth. Meeting professionals can visit the new www.FortWorth.com from now until December 31, 2010, to enter to win. Just click on the "Where in Fort Worth is David Dubois?" icon on the home page.
"We wanted to create an engaging and entertaining way to shine the spotlight on all of the distinctive amenities and attributes Fort Worth offers meeting professionals and convention attendees," said Kelly Campbell, CTA, vice president of marketing communications for the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It all coincides perfectly with the launch of our new website, which gives us an inviting visual and information-rich platform from which to ‘broadcast' the webisodes."
The new website is designed to cater to the needs of meeting professionals and visitors who are interested in the "City of Cowboys and Culture." The website allows users to create customized itineraries and Google maps, sign up for destination guides and e-newsletters, search listings, download coupons and photos, and so much more. International users will appreciate the Google translator function, which translates the entire site in four languages, including Spanish, German, French and Chinese. One of the most exciting new tools available at www.FortWorth.com is the Fort Worth online booking engine. Travelers can now book their hotel accommodations, select flight and car rental options, purchase attraction tickets, or select complete vacation packages on the new website. Additionally, the website features recommendations and tips from Molly the Longhorn, the city's mascot.
The interactive site also features links to Fort Worth's social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and soon to launch Gowalla. Visitors can also sign up to receive RSS feeds and to follow Fort Worth's blog.
Ranked as part of the #1 tourist destination in Texas and named the #4 value-friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, Fort Worth welcomes over 5.5 million visitors each year. Known as the "City of Cowboys and Culture," Fort Worth offers visitors many unique things to see and do, such as Sundance Square - one of the most dynamic downtowns in the nation, exciting Western heritage in the Stockyards National Historic District, and the artistic masterpieces in the world-class museums in the Cultural District.
For more information and complete sweepstakes rules, please visit the new www.FortWorth.com.
About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of the 17th-largest city in the United States. The organization is dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, with thriving centers of culture and commerce. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.
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