Visit Dallas
JANUARY 2017
 
Dear Board of Directors, Dallas City Council, City of Dallas Officials and all Stakeholders:
The Executive Update is a brief monthly summary of VisitDallas' activities and accomplishments, as well as other important industry news. My team and I invite you to review this update and if you have any questions about any of the information provided below, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my team.
Best regards,
Phillip J. Jones, President/CEO
 
SALES
 
 
- Phillip J. Jones, VisitDallas President/CEO, took over as Chairman of the PCMA Education Foundation!
- January was a busy kick-off to trade show season as VisitDallas rolls out its new brand at PCMA and Southwest Showcase events in Austin. 235 customers hosted at two client events, representing association and corporate customers nationally, as well as the state of Texas. These customers in FY 2015-2016 accounted for 120 definite bookings, and we're looking forward to more.
 
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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
 
VisitDallas.com
  • Visits: 153,365
  • Unique users: 129,100
  • Pageviews: 415,250
Social Media
Main channels total: 206,925/up 1% from Dec. 2016
  • Facebook: 139,860 likes
  • Twitter: 34,911 followers
  • Instagram: 30,710 followers
  • Pinterest: 1,444 followers
  • Snapchat: 3 stories, 718 unique views, 78% story completions
Texas Welcomes All
This month we have been working hard to spread the word about SB6 (Bathroom Bill) that threatens to stifle the Texas economy. Phillip J. Jones, President and CEO of VisitDallas, continues to meet with legislators in Austin to educate them on the devastating impact SB6, and any discriminatory legislation, could have on the Texas economy - Texas Competes estimates that SB6 could cost the state $1-$8.5 billion in GDP and 185,000 jobs.
 
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Participated on a panel on the topic "Inclusive Destination" at the Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) conference.
 
 
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Attended the annual American Bus Association conference; met with over 45 tour operators specializing in student and domestic adult markets.
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Hosted/supported several events, including Cotton Bowl Classic, NCAA Site Visit, Texas State Weightlifting Championships...
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