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Posted on December 14th 2017
Des Moines Draws Record Number of Visitors to Region 13.7 million visitors generated $838M in spending According to new research by Longwoods International, commissioned by Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines region welcomed 13.7 million visitors in 2016, representing a new record for Iowa’s capital city. That number was up almost 5% (or... read more
Posted on September 19th 2017
Greater Des Moines Locals Awarded For Tourism Efforts Catch Des Moines honored nine businesses and individuals for their strong commitment and support to the tourism industry in Greater Des Moines. Winners received their awards at the Catch Des Moines Annual Celebration, an event that celebrates the success and continued growth of the tourism and... read more
Posted on August 17th 2017
10th Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week Kicks Off Locals and visitors are encouraged to experience the 10th Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week happening Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 27. Exclusive pricing for special prix-fixe menus will be offered by 39 participating restaurants. Des Moines Restaurant Week is organized by Des Moines... read more
Posted on October 21st 2016
Greater Des Moines Wins Five Iowa Tourism Awards DES MOINES, IA – Greater Des Moines was awarded five 2016 Iowa Tourism Awards honoring the work of new and longstanding events, promotional material, and an individual leader. Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports... read more
Posted on August 18th 2016
35 Restaurants Celebrate Ninth Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week Locals and visitors are encouraged to participate in the ninth annual Des Moines Restaurant Week happening Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 28. Special prix-fixe menus with exclusive pricing will be offered at 35 participating restaurants over the ten day period. Des Moines... read more
Posted on November 17th 2015
Locals Honored With Tourism Awards DES MOINES, IA -  The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission recognized 14 local individuals and businesses for their commitment to tourism and the community. Recipients were awarded for their efforts at last night's Annual Celebration, an event that celebrates... read more
Posted on November 15th 2015
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Announced DES MOINES, IA -  The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, the parent organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, announces its 2015-2016 Board of Directors: BOARD CHAIR: Bob Andeweg, City of Urbandale** Tom Armstrong, City of Grimes Jay Byers, Greater... read more
Posted on November 9th 2015
Catch a Festive Winter in Greater Des Moines DES MOINES, IA -  Today, the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a marketing campaign showcasing the many ways visitors and locals can experience winter in Greater Des Moines. The campaign, which includes a microsite:  catchdesmoines.com/winter , social media advertising... read more
Posted on October 28th 2015
New Fun Pass Offers Free Discounts to Visitors and Locals DES MOINES, IA -   For the first time ever, visitors and locals of all ages can take advantage of discounts at local restaurants and attractions through the Catch Des Moines Fun Pass . The pass, created and distributed by the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, features... read more