Fort Wayne Tourism Efforts Paying Off

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Visit Fort Wayne says increased marketing has led to bigger crowds at the city's key attractions. The organization says the Fort Wayne TinCaps and Science Central had higher attendance than previous years and the Children's Zoo saw a recent month-over-month traffic increase. The tourism organization has been focusing its campaign in cities within a 200-mile radius. That focus area includes more than 30 cities.

Visit Fort Wayne adds several large group events are on the horizon, such as a Great Lakes Chi Alpha Campus Ministries gathering expected to bring 600 delegates and a future Eastern Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championship, which could attract 1,200.

The National Fishing Lures Collectors Club and Association of Indiana Counties have re-booked events that are slated to draw a total of 1,700 visitors.

Visit Fort Wayne Sales Director Josie O'Donnell says, "we are a great destination for hobby, religious and state association groups, as well as unique sports tournaments. This is evident in the bookings we've secured this year."

Source: Visit Fort Wayne