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Cincinnati CVB Focuses on LGBT Meetings as City Recognized for Inclusive Culture

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
imagesWith a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 index, Cincinnati is building a reputation as an inclusive, progressive American city for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality initiatives.






 To continue building upon the city’s positive cultural shift, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has implemented strategic initiatives to share the destination’s rapid turnaround story with the industry, led by a new LGBT-focused National Sales Manager.
 
 




The CVB’s inclusive sales strategies include the Bureau’s participation in three major national LGBT meetings market conferences in 2015, as well as providing the presenting sponsorship of the inaugural “Love Wins Weekend” in Cincinnati .





The CVB is also assisting area hotels in becoming TAG Approved® for meeting six key LGBT-welcoming qualifications. The seven downtown properties that have already received their TAG certification include: the Westin Cincinnati, the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, the 21c Museum Hotel, the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, and the Cincinnatian Hotel, with more properties in the process of certification.





The Cincinnati USA CVB has also recently obtained membership in the national Gay & Lesbian Convention & Visitors Bureau, the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), and the Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce. A new LGBT meetings-focused webpage has been launched .

 
   
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