About Marion Convention and Visitors Bureau

Diane Watson is the Director of the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. As the Director of the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Diane's main function is to promote Marion's facilities, resources and attractions to groups, organizations, families, and corporations as a destination for fun or business.

The Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1713 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Suite 110, Mallard Square. Weekday hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm. You can get more information about visiting Marion, OH by calling 740-389-9770 or visiting www.VisitMarionOhio.com.

Cultivating Local Tour Group Experiences

What’s new in your area? What can we do that’s different? How can you provide an experience? Those are the types of questions I get when I go to a trade show and meet face to face with tour operators looking for “the experience” for their groups. The Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has […]

The Economic Impact of Marion County Tourism

Tourism’s positive impact on a community is well understood. When I look at the numbers, however, it just amazes me how much of an impact there is locally. Recently statistics were released detailing the impact of tourism in Marion County for 2011. The statistics are a result of an integrated consumer-based research study organized by […]

SMERF Means Green

Most of us remember the Smurfs as little guys on television who were blue in color and had a number of family members. Papa Smurf was the one all the others looked up to for the answers. And the family worked together to keep their community in order and working toward the right cause. I […]

Putting Marion, Ohio Assets on Display

Recently the AAA Great Vacation Expo offered a great opportunity for the Marion CVB to show off the community’s destination assets. The show offered the opportunity to debut our new pull-up display banner that highlights all the great family-fun activities one can do in Marion, Ohio. The very top of the banner boasts a picture […]