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How can a visitor center assist me?


Today’s blog is brought to you by Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Julie Rygg. Please e-mail your travel questions to Julie at   In a time of so many technological advances, one might think that visitor centers where you can receive actual help from another person may be a way of the past, but actually visitor centers can now provide even more services to people traveling to new destinations.   Take the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Visitor Center, located at Interstate 29 Exit 141, for example. While our team of travel counselors continues to provide exceptional customer service, we also offer ipad stations, free WiFi, a computer/printer work station, table top plug-ins for charging devices while traveling and more. Our visitor center welcomes about 20,000 people per year from all over the U.S. and Canada as well as other countries from across the globe.   We strive to continue to add services to assist weary travelers whether they are staying in Greater Grand Forks or just making a quick rest stop. Services provided in the Greater Grand Forks Visitor Center include:   Free maps to almost every state and Canadian province Visitor information for Greater …

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The 2012 Official Visitor Guide has arrived, and it is…simply grand


65,ooo copies of the most informative and comprehensive guide about Greater Grand Forks arrived today at the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).  The guide, along with all 2012  marketing materials have a fresh new look while keeping the same level of quality, which the CVB has become known for, as well as the “simply grand” messaging synonymous with Greater Grand Forks. The guide will be distributed at local hotels and businesses; Minnesota and North Dakota statewide information centers; CAA offices in Manitoba; through One Fulfillment (ND Tourism Division distribution program); University of North Dakota; Grand Forks Air Force Base; and Grand Forks International Airport.  Organizations such as Altru Health System, The Chamber and Economic Development Corporation use the guide in recruitment efforts.  The CVB also distributes the guide in the Visitor Information Center (serving approximately 20,000 visitors per year), at trade shows, in event hospitality packets and visitor inquiry packets.  The guide may also be downloaded via To pick up a copy of the guide, stop by the Visitor Information Center located at 4251 Gateway Drive (junction of Interstate 29 and Highway 2).  Not local?  Request a copy by calling 800.866.4566, e-mailing or request one …

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