Mechanical mileage meter at the Front Royal, Virginia CVB and Visitor's Center (photo by Sheila Scarborough)In today’s “CVB 101” session at the TACVB (Texas Association of CVBs) annual conference, speaker Dan Quandt from South Padre Island CVB spoke of tourism organizations as “scouts” – people who look ahead to the future, try to explore its possibilities and then come back and teach others.

What can your CVB, DMO or tourist board do to be a more imaginative guide to visitors?

How can you show them your destination’s glorious possibilities?

What can you do to find creative ways to help improve the community for future visitors?

Use every tool at your disposal to be a scout;  lean way forward in the saddle in the pursuit of excellence.