Visit Dublin Digest

Bi-monthly News from Visit Dublin

This bi-monthly newsletter will keep you up with the latest happenings at Visit Dublin Ohio. Learn about upcoming events, new business, running campaigns, partners and more!

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May/June 2024- New Art in Public Places Pass Encourages Exploration, Visit Dublin Takes Home "Best of Show", Memorial Tournament Activations Featured Passport, Giant Golf Ball, New Historic Dublin Walking Tour Guide Released, Partner Preview: Fox in the Snow 

March/April 2024- The "Other Dublin" Campaign Produces 120 Million Impressions, Solar Eclipse Crowds Flock to Dublin, New Merch Store Launched, Heartland Travel Showcase Produces Business, Partner Preview: Modern Male 

Jan/Feb 2024- Visit Dublin, Dublin City Schools Launch Inaugural Travel & Tourism Academy, 2024 Publications Have Arrived, "The Other Dublin" Campaign Invites Irish to Visit Dublin for St. Patrick's Day, American Bus Association Conference Generates New Business, Partner Preview: Oasis Face Bar 

Nov/Dec 2023- Unveiling Excellence, Visit Dublin's Inaugural Voters' Choice Awards Celebrate Community Favorites, Holiday Campaign Promotes Events, Activities, Video Reels Surpass One Million, Sports Tradeshows Generate Leads, Interest, Partner Preview: Bon Voyage Baby Rentals

Sept/Oct 2023- Visit Dublin's "You're in Luck" Regional Campaign Exceeds Goals, Inaugural Visit Dublin Week Raises Local Awareness, Voters' Choice Award Winners Announced in November, Small Market Meetings Generates Leads, Partner Preview: The Color Bar 

July/August 2023- USA BMX to Generate $3 Million in Economic Impact, Ad Age Recognizes Visit Dublin's Regional Campaign, Dublin Park Pass Encourages Exploration, Group Tours Flock to Dublin Irish Festival, Partner Preview: The Club at Corazon

May/June 2023- "You're in Luck" 2023 Regional Campaign Launches, Memorial Activations Bring Attention Beyond Event, AudioEye Makes Website More Accessible, Dublin Rocks PRism Awards, Partner Preview: Flourish Boutique

March/April 2023- The Memorial Tournament presented by Worday Supports Dublin Hospitality Community, St. Paddy's Pub Crawl Generates Record Sales, Securing New Leads at Group Tour Tradeshows, New Celtic Cocktail Trail Driving Business, Partner Preview: Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency 

Jan/Feb 2023- Study Supports Creation of World-Class Athletic Complex in Dublin, 2023 Publication Have Arrived, Visit Dublin Wins 5 STAR Awards, PCMA Huge Boost for Region, Partner Preview: The NOW

Nov/Dec 2022- Visit Dublin Celebrates Six-Year Anniversary of Downtown Alliance, Largest Group Tour Booked for May, Fall Regional Campaign Generates 10 Million Impressions, Australian Rules Football Coming in 2024, Partner Preview: The Club at Tartan Fields

Sept/Oct 2022- Visit Dublin Aspires for Dublin to Be "A Premier Global City of Choice", Visit Dublin Awarded For Top Video Series, Regional Campaign Generates A Record of 17 Million Impressions, Ian Montgomery, Ulises Infante Garcia, Kristy Venne Appointed to Board, Partner Preview: Busy Bees Pottery & Art Studio

July/August 2022- Dublin Park Pass Provides Resource for Visitors, Residents, Dublin Irish Festival Package Sets Record, MSN Story Generates 70 Million Media Impressions, Dublin Hosts Rugby Ohio & Buckey Classic Archery Tournaments, Partner Preview: Paris 75

May/June 2022- Only in Dublin Video Series Uncovers Hidden Gems, Supports Local Business, Downtown Alliance Collaborates During Memorial, Dublin Featured at Ohio Tourism Day, Sports Thrive in Dublin, Partner Preview: Urban Air Adventure Park  

March/April 2022- The Return of St. Patrick's Day Creates Promotional Opportunities, Campaign Generates Off-Season Business, LEGOLAND Creates Dublin Link, Short Video Strategy Paying Off, Partner Preview: Kona Craft Kitchen + Bar

Jan/Feb 2022- Athletic Events Continue to Thrive, Generate Revenue for Dublin, 2022 Publications Released, Jessica Rexer, David Babner, Kollin Hanes, Robert Ranc Appointed to Board, Group Tours Book for 2022, Partner Preview: 1487 Brewery.

Nov/Dec 2021- Visit Dublin Celebrate 2021 Wins, Optimism for 2022 and Beyond, Bus Tours Love Dublin, Regional Blitz Reaches 3 Million Impressions, Visit Dublin Awarded State's Top Social Media Campaign, Partner Preview: Z Cucina.

Sept/Oct 2021- Regional Campaigns Create Awareness, Results in Out-of-State Markets, Video Series Highlights Unique Dublin Attractions, Missy Burkett Joins Visit Dublin Team, 2022 Partnership Program to Help Industry Emerge From Pandemic, Partner Preview: Brick House Blue. 

July/August 2021- Fairy Door Trail Helps Retail Rebound in Downtown Dublin, Dublin Honored with Six PRism Awards, New Marketing Coordinator Joins Staff, In-Person Tradeshows are Back, Generating Leads, Partner Preview: ClusteTruck.

May/June 2021- Visit Dublin Jobs Initiative, DORA Help to Lead Dublin Hospitality Industry Recovery, Meet Visit Dublin's Newest Board Member, Rick Harrison Wolfe, Columbus Food Adventures Come to Downtown Dublin, Return of Picnic Packs, Partner Preview: Firehouse Subs.

March/April 2021- A Socially Distanced St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Meetings & Group Market Outlook Looks Promising, Locals Recognized for "Far From Ordinary" Acts, Meet Visit Dublin's Newest Board Member, Ron Jordan, Partner Preview: Chris Anderson RE/MAX.

Jan/Feb 2021- Restart Plan Paves the Way for Hospitality Industry's Survival, Local Campaign Supports Restaurants, Celtic Cocktail Trail Goes Digital, Touchless, 2021 Destination Guide Available Online, Partner Preview: The Winchester Institute. 

Nov/Dec 2020- Pandemic Does Not Slow Down 2021 Sales, Marketing Efforts, Dublin Cyber Week Generates Much Needed Business, 700 Postcards and Counting Shares Dublin in a Safe Way, In-State Campaign to Launch in January, Athletic Events Interested in Dublin. 

Sept/Oct 2020- Additional Sales & Marketing Focus Aides Dublin Community, Residents, Virtual Group Shows Generate Regional Leads, Visit Dublin Wins Statewide Award for Safety Efforts, Eleven Dublin Businesses Featured in Weekly Deal Campaign, Safety Street Decals Promote Local Business, Safety. 

July/August 2020- Health and Safety Continue to be DCVB Focus, Picnic Packs Provide a Safe Way to Support Local, Staycation Packages Encourage Residents to Support Hotels, Restaurants, Fairy Door Trail Resumes with Zero Contact Redemption, Free Marketing Program Helps 30 Dublin Businesses.  

May/June 2020- Bureau Leads Dublin's Hospitality Industry Restart Plan, Bureau Website Top Open for Business Resource, Picnic Packs Connect Takeout and Outdoor Dining, #DublinDreaming Live Video Series, What to Expect Video Series Highlights Health and Safety. 

Jan/Feb 2020- Pedestrian Bridge Launches A New Era of Dublin Tourism, 2020 Publications Released, Meetings Business, Shows & Sponsorships, Celtic Cocktail Trail Adds Zero-Proof Options, Partner Preview: Cafe Istanbul. 

Nov/Dec 2019- DCVB Trails Generate Economic Impact, Awareness, Bureau Dominates 2019 Awards, Regional Bus Tours Select Dublin, 2020 Partnership Co-Op Released, Partner Preview: Scene75 Entertainment Center. 

Sept/Oct 2019- Bureau Sales, Marketing Efforts Net $5.2 Million for Dublin, Motor Maids Returning to Dublin, Blog Traffic, Destination Guide Requests Reach an All Time High, Connect Marketplace Shows Early Results, Partner Preview: 101 Beer Kitchen. 

July/Aug 2019- Dublin Irish Festival Plays Important Role in Bureau's Sales and Marketing Efforts, Bureau Benefits from ASAE Columbus, USA Archery Returns to Dublin, Dr. William Burke, Betty Clark, Doug Baker Appointed to Board, Partner Preview: Extravagifts.

May/June 2019- "Right Here in Dublin" Regional Campaign Focuses on Community-Minded Experiences, King Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award, Bureau Dominates PRism Awards, New Day Cleveland Travel Feature, Partner Preview: LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

March/April 2019- Bureau Efforts Raising Dublin's Profile Across the Nation and Abroad, OHSAA Partnership Attracts 20 of 32 Teams to Dublin, Bureau Welcomes Meg Berno as Marketing Coordinator, Staff Generates Meeting Leads at Connect Chicago Show, Partner Preview: M3S Sports

Jan/Feb 2019- Destination Guide, Visitor & Information Center Serve as Important Marketing Tools, New Celtic Cocktails Coming to Dublin, Group Tours Attract Hundreds of New Visitors, DCVB Brings Home Statewide Awards, Partner Preview: SportsOhio

Nov/Dec 2018- Downtown Dublin Becoming a Favorite for Visitors, Email Campaign Grows Subscribers by 64 Percent, Inaugural Co-Op Success Expands 2019 Program, Meetings Campaign Generating Regional Business, Partner Preview: Kilwins

Sept/Oct 2018- Bureau Extends Marketing Efforts Year-Round, Bureau Awarded State's Top Marketing and Video Campaigns, Honda R&D Selects Dublin, Ohio Cobra Club Moves Marquee Event to Dublin, Partner Preview: Vine & Tap.

July/Aug 2018- Regional Campaign Generates a Record of 16 Million Impressions, Live News Features, Packages Generate Awareness, Business for DIF, Marketing Efforts Generating New Leads, Lecklider, Turkay Named to DCVB Board of Directors, Partner Preview: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt.

May/June 2018- USA Archery Selects Dublin to Host National, Collegiate Championships, Ohio Bankers League Selects Downtown Dublin, Dublin Dominate PRism Awards, Celtic Cocktail Trail Makes National News, Partner Preview: Conference Center at OCLC.

March/April 2018- Dublin's Bed Tax Celebrates 30 Years, Bureau Land Broadcasters Conference, "How to Irish" Video Series Generates Awareness, Dublin Lands in Regional and National Media, Partner Preview: Brick House Blue.

Jan/Feb 2018- New Meetings Initiative Generates Big Business, Downtown Dublin Campaign Reaches 250,000 Potential Customers, New Publications Feature Unique Stories, Irish Entertainment Series Comes to Dublin, Partner Preview: The Pint Room.

Nov/Dec 2017- Influencer Marketing Helps Boost Brand Awareness, New Co-Op Program Extends Partner's Marketing Reach, New Bureau Booked Meetings Result in $275,000+ for Dublin, Partner Preview: Giant Eagle Market District.

Sept/Oct 2017- Trial Experiences Showcase City's Tourism Assets, National Conference Secures Leads, New Irish Entertainment Series Builds Visitor Experience, Dublin CVB Shines Bright in STAR Awards, Partner Preview: Dublin Village Tavern.

July/Aug 2017- Regional Campaign Drives Awareness, Downtown Dublin Alliance Moves the Needle, New Meetings Marketing Focus in 2018, 2017-2018 Dublin CVB Board Members Announced, Partner Preview: Our CupCakery.

May/June 2017- Bureau Secured New Events, Dublin CVB Brings Home Six Awards from PRSA, Newest Staff Member to Help Increase Marketing Focus, DIF Free Ticket Package Expands to Boost Sunday Stays, Partner Preview: The Chiller.

March/April 2017- New Website Launched, Fairy Trail Grows Wings, 2017 Living the Irish Attitude Award Winners, Bureau Debuts the New Downtown Dublin, Partner Preview: Ohio University's Dublin Integrated Education Center.

Jan/Feb 2017- Irish Experience Grant Recipients Announced, Downtown Dublin Strategic Alliance, New Publications Released, Dublin Group Experiences Showcased at ABA, Partner Preview: Honda Heritge Museum.

Nov/Dec 2016- Dublin CVB Honored with a Record 13 Marketing Awards, Social Media Audit Underway, Unique OHSAA Partnership Generates Business, Awareness, Boomers and Groups Visit Dublin, Partner Preview: CLB Restaurants.

Sept/Oct 2016- New Alliance Sets Course for Unifying Historic Dublin, Bridge Park, Connect Tradeshow Pays in Booked Business, Dublin's Destination Guide Gets a Makeover, DCVB Dominates MIDDY Awards, Partner Preview: Luna Pizza Kitchen.

July/Aug 2016- Bureau's First Regional Campaign Produces Big Results, Zoo Partnership Targets Ft. Wayne, Dublin Irish Festival Package Keeps Visitors in Dublin Overnight, Bureau Partners with World's Largest Travel Site, Partner Preview: Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon.

May/June 2016- Visitor Perception Study Reinforces Dublin's Appeal to Visitors, National Sales Manager Brings 40 Years of Experience to Bureau, Bureau Takes Home Four PRism Awards, Bureau Secures National Volleyball Tournament, Partner Preview: Phoenix Bats.

March/April 2016- Irish Fairy Doors Bring Magic to Historic Dublin, Bloggers Rave About St. Patrick's Day, 2016 Living the Irish Attitude Award Winners, Carmel Trip Sparks Ideas for Dublin Leadership, Partner Preview: Zipzone Canopy Tours. 

Jan/Feb 2016- United States Archery National Team Selects Dublin for Qualifier, Spreading the Irish Attitude During Dublin's Featured Events, Irish Grants Create Visitor Experience and Business Benefits, JUST RELEASED: 2016 Visitor & Event Planning Guide, Partner Preview: Uno.

Nov/Dec 2015- Sports Partnerships Result in Big Business During Times of Need, Blarney Bash Partnership Helps to Build City's St. Patrick's Day Reputation, Dublin CVB Lands Big Ideas Conference, Bureau Wins Record Six Statewide Marketing Awards, Partner Preview: Star Lanes Polaris.

Sept/October 2015- Dublin's Transformation Change Provides Great Opportunity to Attract Future Visitors, Bureau Partners with Bloggers to Increase Reach, Bureau Awarded Top Social Media Campaign and Newsletter in the State. Scott Dring to Speak at National Conference, Partner Preview: Rusty Bucket.

July/August 2015- Dublin CVB Achieves International Accreditation, Dublin CVB Names 2015-16 Board of Directors, Dublin Hosts Top Gun for Three Consecutive Years, New Tactics Revealed in 2015-16 Sales and Marketing Plan, Partner Preview: Morgan House. 

May/June 2015- Dublin to Host National Bike Event, Intercollegiate Flying Championships, Bureau's Social HUB Generates Authentic Content, Bureau Wins Four PRism Awards, Dublin Family Getaway Enhanced with Zipline Tours, Partner Preview: Barry Bagels.

March/April 2015- Bureau Sets Strategic Vision, Roadmap for Next Three Years, Dublin Expands Inventory of Irish Experiences, Bureau Uses Locals to Showcase Unique Dublin Experiences, Expansion of St. Patrick's Day Offerings Boosts Brand Awareness, Partner Profile: Woodhouse Day Spa.

Jan/Feb 2015 - Dublin Lands Top Gun Showcase for Third Consecutive Year, Board Maps 3-Year Strategic Plan, Resurrected Blarney Bash Brings Opportunity for Brand Promotion, New Digital Publication Enhances Visitor Experience, Partner Profile: J. Liu.

Nov/Dec 2014- Brand Enhancement Program Builds Upon Success, USAFL Brings Football, Shepherd's Pie and Economic Impact, Bureau Announces the 2014 Living the Irish Attitude Awards, Attraction Leisure Visitors in Shoulder Seasons, Partner Profile: Chelsea Borough Home.

Sept/October 2014- Dublin's Hospitality Industry Continues to Grow, Football University's Top Gun Showcase Facts, Can You Find Doolin?, Dublin CVB Brings Home Four MIDDY Awards, Dublin Irish Festival Named ABA Top 100 Event, Partner Profile: 1 Stop Bead Shop.

July/August 2014- New Ad Campaign Reenergizes Dublin's Irish Attitude, The Bureau has a new Group Sales Manager, Top Gun Returns to Dublin for another Successful Showcase, Destination Toolkit Makes Promoting Dublin Easy, Partner Profile: Firehouse Subs. 

May/June 2014- Summer Package Promotions Ramp Up Generating Leisure Business, Bureau Honored with PRism Awards, DCVBU Education Series Launches, Irish Attitude Comes to Iowa, Partner Profile: Dewey's.

March/April 2014- Bureau's Sports Partnerships Generate Much-Needed Winter Business, Year-round Packages Encourage Weekend Travel, Information "On the Go" Available at New Mobile Visitor Centers, Wedding Guide Keeps Business in Dublin, VIP Experiences Attract St. Patrick's Day Tours, Partner Profile: Columbus Bride and Groom.

Jan/Feb 2014- 2014 Brings International Events, Innovations, Brand Enhancement, Irish Grant Program Build Upon Inaugural Year, New Year, New Publications, Destination Video Debut Exceeds Expectations, Partner Profile: Wendy's Flagship Store. 

Nov/Dec 2013- Football University's Top Gun Will Return to Dublin after a Successful First Year, Bureau Honors the 2013 "Living the Irish Attitude" Awards Winners, New Winter Fun Package Offers Four Attractions, Club Ohio Fall Classic Generates Big Business, Partner Profile: Creative Vacations & Cruise Centers.

Sept/October 2013- Life After The Presidents Cup, Bureau Enhances 2014 Partner Program, New Seasonal Packages to Attract Visitors, Music, Dancers, Storytellers are Among New Irish Experiences, Partner Profile: Washington Township Parks & Recreation. 

July/August 2013 - Football University's Top Gun Camp Attracts Visitors Worldwide, USAFL National Championship Comes to Dublin in 2014, Dublin's Top 18 Golf Moments, New Destination Video to Debut, Partner Preview: Golf Club of Dublin, CTA Program Improving the Dublin Visitor Experience.