Posts With Keyword ‘tourism’

Let’s Talk Pella – Spring Tourism

Posted: Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine have given the traditional tourism season in Pella a little boost this year. On today’s Let’s Talk Pella, Jill Vandevoort, Director of the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau discusses what the warmer weather has done for local businesses, attractions and recreational destinations.

Vermeer Windmill and Historical Village See Boost in Tourism in FY ’10

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The 2010 fiscal year was a strong one for tourism at the Vermeer Mill and Pella Historical Village.

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Tourism Opportunities During Nationals Extend Beyond (or Between) Knoxville and Pella

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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While full hotel rooms, busy restaurants and bustling shops have been good for the city of Pella during the Knoxville Nationals, in-town tourism isn’t the only facet of the local economy that benefits from the presence of thousands of race fans.

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Pella’s Tourism Down Slightly in FY 2010, Expected to Rebound

Posted: Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Tourism dipped only slightly in the 2010 fiscal year for the City of Pella, but the community expects to see an increase again in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Tourism at Vermeer Windmill Up in Past Fiscal Year, says Director

Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Tourism at the Vermeer Mill and Pella Historical Village made a small, but significant increase in the 2010 fiscal year, which ended Wednesday.

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Tourism Blooms Early in Pella

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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While the ideal peak for the tulip blossoms in Pella would be right during next week’s Tulip Time festival, the early blooms this spring have created an economic windfall for the community.

“When they [the tulips] do bloom early, it’s very good for our economy, and good for the community,” said Karen Eischen, Executive Director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce. “If anybody was out-and-about the last couple of weeks – specifically last weekend – you could just see the tourists come in, come in early and have the opportunity to shop and really extend that ‘Tulip Time season’ – as we like to call it – out to three or four weeks. That’s a great thing for our economy.”

Eischen says Pella business owners are preparing for what they anticipate will be an incredibly busy few days, as this year’s 75th Annual Tulip Time festival is expected to be the largest ever.

Pella CVB Readies for Tourism Season

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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With warmer weather already moving in, it’s time to prepare for tourism season in the city of Pella. Jill Vandevoort, Director of the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau says her organization has been working hard to get ready.

“April is probably our busiest month here at the CVB as we’re following up and doing final details with motor coach tours that we maybe spoke to at trade shows in the past,” said Vandevoort. “As they’re finalizing their itineraries, it’s time for us to help them with their final details as well.”

Vandevoort says the CVB has also been working to keep Pella visible in various publications.

“One thing that we were able to do to add to the festivities this year was to work with travel writers and people that we’ve worked with in the past that have been kind enough to do pieces on our community,” said Vandevoort. “[That] will help keep Pella in the spotlight in different publications.”

Vandevoort adds that with fewer dollars available for tourism-related projects in the state, organizations like the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau have to find more creative, low-cost ways to promote the community.

Trading Master Plan – Send Your Commissions Into Overdrive.

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The 2009 calendar yea Trading Master Plan – Send Your Commissions Into Overdrive. r was another strong year for the City of Pella in the tourism department.

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Pella Tourism Directors Comment on Winning Awards

Posted: Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 6:31 am

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Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Jill Vandevoort; and Bonnie Verberg, Director of the Vermeer Mill and Pella Historical agree that Pella claiming two prestigious tourism awards was the result of years of hard work by many members in – and even outside – the Pella community.

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