October 11, 2006

The Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau has been renamed the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, aligning itself with a communitywide branding initiative. The name change officially took effect last week, when the bureau moved its offices to Fountain Square.

The city of Los Angeles has opened a new tourism office in Beijing, run by LA Inc, The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. The office -- the first in China run by a foreign city rather than a state or country, according to LA Inc -- could be a useful marketing resource for companies or associations looking to attract a significant delegation from China to their Los Angeles conventions.