|Economic Impact of Travel for Wapello County = $75.28 million annually
According to the Economic Impact of Travel on Iowa Counties by the US Travel Association, travelers spent $75.28 million in Wapello County during 2011. Overall, Iowa received approximately $7.2 billion in travel expenditures in 2011. For more details, the report can be found at: http://www.traveliowa.com/downloads/countyimpact11.pdf.
Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
The CVB's mission is to enhance the area's economic well-being and quality of life by promoting Ottumwa and Wapello County as a travel destination. The bureau's contact information is as follows:
Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
102 Church St | Ottumwa IA 52501-4209
Direct-line: 641.684.4303 | F: 641.684.6305
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CVB Advisory Committee
The CVB Advisory Committee helps guide the day-to-day and long-term activities of the bureau. Committee members include: Holly Berg, Megan Borowski, Polly Butler, Sarah Dye, Larry Gawronski, Joe Helfenberger, Kim Hellige, Dennis Hohn, Jenny Howk, Tania Joshi, Pam Kaupins, Greg Kenning (chair), Bob Meyers, Brian Morgan, Mike Patel, JeanAnn Ross, Tim Schwartz, and Dale Uehling.