McKinney November 2020

GUIDE MCKINNEY VISIT Visit McKinney helps to bring visitors to the city by promoting McKinney as a destination for business and leisure travelers. It operates the McKinney Visitors Center and provides a number of free services to individuals planning weddings, tours, reunions and meetings.

COMPILED BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

FREE SERVICES The free services from Visit McKinney include:

TOURISM BENEFITS OF In ! scal year 2018-19, the city saw:

FUNDING THE SERVICES Visit McKinney is fully funded through hotel taxes collected by the city. 13% is the occupancy tax collected by McKinney hotels 6% goes to the state 7% goes to the city to help fund Visit McKinney

overnight visitors 860,280

$229M in traveler spending

• O " ering brochures, maps and calendars; • Helping secure hotel room blocks and rate negotiations; • Conducting site visits and suggesting venues to suit the needs of the visitor or event planner; • Negotiating meeting or event venue contracts; • Creating itineraries for areas of interest, including history, do-it-yourself, environmental, gardening and live entertainment; • Supplying visitors with contact information for vendors; and • Providing goody bags for out- of-town guests in hotels.

1,970 jobs related to tourism and hospitality

$712,000 Visit McKinney budget for ! scal year 2018-19

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VISIT MCKINNEY 200 W. Virginia St., McKinney www.visitmckinney.com 888-649-8499 info@visitmckinney.com

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The McKinney Visitors Center o ! ers information and a gift shop for those visiting the city. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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