Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau seeks input on COVID-19 recovery efforts

15 Jun 2020


The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is asking for the public’s help in guiding marketing strategies that will support the economic recovery of the local hospitality and tourism industries.   The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of attractions, businesses, and restaurants and resulted in a devastating decline in hotel room bookings.  The CVB has launched a local tourism sentiment survey to gauge the public’s views on returning to the Dayton region’s attractions, hotels, and businesses now that restrictions are being lifted.

A link to the Dayton CVB’s local travel sentiment survey can be found at  Those who take the survey can also register to win a $50 VISA gift card.  The survey begins on Monday, June 15, 2020 and runs through Monday, June 29, 2020.

“The Dayton CVB is committed to playing a crucial leadership role in the economic recovery of the local hospitality and tourism industries,” said Jacquelyn Y. Powell, president and CEO of the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “We encourage local residents to take the short 5-10 minute survey to help guide the CVB’s marketing efforts, and to help our local economy’s recovery.”       

According to Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company, the hospitality and tourism industries support more than 21,300* jobs in Dayton and Montgomery County. 

The Dayton/Montgomery Convention & Visitors Bureau, an independent, non-profit organization funded by a county-wide customer hotel/motel bed tax, serves as an economic catalyst by marketing and promoting the community as THE Ohio destination and providing services for tourism events, conventions, leisure and business travel and advocacy for destination development.