Thank You Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau

Thank You Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad recently received a $1,500 grant from the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Partnership In Motion Destination Development Grant Program.

Established in 1973 to promote Akron/Summit County as an ideal destination for business and leisure travel, the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau is the clearinghouse for area travel and tourism information. Funded solely by a percentage of the bed tax collected from visitors staying in Summit County accommodations, the Bureau is a self-sustaining economic development organization.

Visitor expenditures on lodging, dining, entertainment and retail represent “new dollars” for the local economy – money that would otherwise not be included in revenue and tax totals. Putting “heads in beds” is an unofficial slogan that underscores the importance of marketing opportunities and experiences that require visitors to spend a night (or few) in Summit County.

The purpose of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau Destination Development Grant Program is to assist tourism entities in enhancing and increasing tourism in Summit County.

The grant will be used to create rack cards to be distributed at CVSR stations and on the train to promote attractions near the Akron Northside Station. The rack cards will highlight the opportunity to disembark at Northside Station and take the free Akron Metro RTA loop bus to a variety of Akron destinations, including Northside Marketplace, Lock 3, the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Zoo, Spaghetti Warehouse, and the Mustill Store.

CVSR would like to thank the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau for their continued support of CVSR and its mission to provide educational, recreational and heritage railroad experiences and to provide alternative transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway.

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Lynee Bixler