Midwest Conventions and Visitor Bureau's Visitor Guide Wins National Travel Media Competition

April 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
LANSING, Mich.-The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce its 2009 Greater Lansing Visitor Guide won a first place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). The awards competition, now in its 18th year, honors travel journalists, publications and destination marketing organizations. The Midwest conventions planner, also known as the GLCVB, will receive the award at a ceremony at the annual NATJA conference in May.

NATJA Awards recognize excellence in travel writing, photojournalism, multimedia platforms, Advertising and marketing, and public relations for the travel and tourism industries. NATJA received more than 500 submissions from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

"Choosing winners was difficult in this year's competition," said Helen Hernandez, CEO of the membership organization. "We received so many creative and well-executed entries in all of the categories."

The Greater Lansing Michigan Visitors Guide is a four-color, magazine style, annual publication produced by the marketing communications department of the GLCVB with design assistance from CiesaDesign of Lansing. Over 140,000 Michigan visitor guides are distributed each year to the traveling public.

To review the most recent edition of the visitor guide, the public is encouraged to pick up a copy at any of the following locations: Greater Lansing Visitor Center in the Stadium District, Capital Region International Airport, Lansing Center, Lansing Mall, Meridian Mall, Lansing area hotels and attractions and Michigan Welcome Centers across the state. Requests can also be made on the Midwest conventions and visitors bureau's website.

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization that seeks to positively impact the economic well being of the Greater Lansing area by marketing the entire region as a desirable convention and tourism destination.