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City of Pearland Department Attracts Visitors, Impacts Local Economy

Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau offers array of services aimed at drawing visitors to the City

Post Date:05/24/2017 10:42 a.m.
The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau is a department of the City of Pearland whose primary purpose is to expand Pearland’s economy by attracting visitors to the City. Each year millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased business and the enhancement of Pearland’s image.

In 2015, the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau attracted visitors annually, who put $129 million directly into the local economy with $4.6 million in local tax revenue including sales and occupancy tax while sustaining 1,200 jobs for area citizens according to the Dean Runyan report prepared for the Texas Tourism Office of the Governor.

Since inception in 2013, executive director Kim Sinistore leads a four-person team operating from the Visitor Center location at the Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway Street, Suite 1390.

The Visitor Center which doubles as an art gallery showcasing local art is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers a variety of tools to assist visitors and residents including a Visitor Map, Antiques & Boutiques Guide, an Event Venue Guide and a selection of other area guides and brochures

“Pearland’s easy access to Houston area amenities just off Texas highways paired with more affordable hotel stays at eleven, name-brand hotels add to Pearland’s appeal as a destination,” according to Sinistore.

Part of Pearland’s attraction to visitors includes its 80,000+ square feet of meeting space, 175 acres of parkland for indoor and outdoor gatherings plus shopping and recreational activities. Quickly becoming known as a culinary town, Pearland is trending with several notable restaurants – Killen’s Restaurants, King’s Biergarten, Grazia Italian Restaurant, Emma’s Mex Grill, and Floyd’s Seafood.

The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau team supports visitors and residents with several services including assistance with family reunions, weddings, sports events, team-building efforts and corporate meetings in Pearland.

Annually the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts and sponsors events designed to draw visitors to the City including the Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion in its fourth year held at the Pearland Town Center in addition to Fusion of the Arts, the Pearland International Festival and King’s Oktoberfest to name a few.

Currently in the planning stages, the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau in collaboration with the City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department will host the upcoming Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas in 2018 and 2019 during Martin Luther King Jr., weekends. This major citywide amateur athletic event will draw visitors from across the state of Texas.

In addition to creating seasonal packages to promote Pearland as a Gulf Coast destination including the recently announced Pearland Pop’n Summer Fun getaways, the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes events and special offers occurring in the City on its VisitPearland.com website. To learn more about the services provided by the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau, log onto visitpearland.com or call 281.997.5970.
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