There is a reason Conroe was named the fastest growing City in America last year, and some of that can be contributed to tourism. In 2016 43% of local tax revenue was derived from visitors to Conroe.
May 6-12, 2018 is the 38th Anniversary since the 1983 congressional resolution establishing National Travel and Tourism Week across the United States. Conroe, a town incorporated in 1904, and named after founder, Isaac Conroe, now boasts a population of over 82,000 residents and generates 78 million dollars annually from Tourism.
The Conroe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) or a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is a non-profit organization representing a destination largely funded by hotel occupancy taxes or HOT taxes. Your local CVB is your free planning organizer with specific information about the city, lodging, attractions, restaurants, and events to make your stay memorable. The CVB is responsible for increasing branding and awareness of all Conroe has to offer visitors traveling into the area for business, pleasure, or even possible relocations.
But that’s not all. Tourism to Conroe enhances the quality of life by adding jobs at restaurants, shops, and infrastructure. In 2016 alone, 910 jobs were created in Conroe through the tourism industry as obtained from Dean Runyan and Assoicates data. Those jobs were funneled to ongoing events, hotels, attractions in Conroe, lake activities, Parks and Recreation in Conroe, and shopping the retail stores.
Did you know the Conroe CVB receives requests for information from Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy and the United Kingdom totaling over 8300 requests in 2017!
“Most people think of travel as just something we do – for vacations, for work or to visit family,” Director of the CVB Shannon Overby said. “The reality is that the Travel and Tourism Industry truly IS economic development – creating prosperity for our nation, state and right here in Conroe!”
National Travel and Tourism Week will be embraced with the theme of THEN and NOW. NOW is the time to celebrate the wonderful attributes of Conroe and the value it holds for economic growth and livelihood of the residents. If you love the outdoors, then your Adventure Awaits You on the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, the Sam Houston National Forest, birding throughout the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County and the plethora of events in the Historic Downtown Conroe Arts and Entertainment District.
Stop by Conroe City Hall to see the Visit Conroe display and win a prize or come by the office in the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce building, 505 W. Davis to meet the staff and get a taste of our local restaurants. We have maps, and information to guide you through Conroe even if you live here!
“Tourism to Conroe is very important, not just for the economic impact, but also it gives our guests an opportunity to see and experience our small town feeling and atmosphere”, Conroe mayor Toby Powell said. “Visitors can enjoy the quality of life with all of the amenities that are available. Conroe offers two State of the Art Live Theatres, Downtown Restaurants and Pubs with live music every evening, a great night life for the adults, several Parks to keep the family entertained with swings, ponds to fish, and trails to hike. We also have beautiful Lake Conroe to enjoy boating, skiing, and fishing.”
Find out more about the Conroe by visiting www.VistConroe.com or by connecting on the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/VisitConroe Call (936) 522.3500 or toll free (877) 426.6763 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday.