The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau has been recognized by an international organization.
Gail Bryant, the Director of the Bureau was awarded with a professional marketing award from the International Travel and Tourism Research Association for her work there.
Bryant said it’s an award that reflects the hard work her staff and downtown businesses and organizations put in to making Hannibal the place it is.
“We work with a lot of organizations and individuals throughout the year that help us promote Hannibal, and so to be recognized for this award by the travel and tourism research association– we were thrilled,” said Bryant.
The award commends the over 50% increase of traffic to their website, an over 10% increase in tourism spending over last year, and a 22% increase in visits from international visitors.