Friday, June 15, 2012

City Tourism Update

A letter sent out by Mayor Fritzler indicates the liklihood of the city changing its mind and signing a contract to fund the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau is about .000001%. Currently the city is considering 3 options:

1. Bringing the tourism bureau in house as a city office.
2.Deciding what tourism services the city wants and subcontracting out for those services.
3.Issuing a Request for Proposal for an organization to represent the city's tourism interests.

Currently, it appears the city leans towards #2, finding an organization(s) that is a certified tourism bureau and contracting with it/them to perform the desired tourism services.  The advantage of partnering with a certified tourism bureau is that the city would only have to wait a year before applying for state funds.

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