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Greetings from the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau! Check out our information for media including news releases, facts, features, photos, and story ideas on the Quad Cities area. You can also request a media kit and have hard copies of any of these materials mailed to you. Please contact us at any time to schedule a press trip or for more information as we look forward to working with you.
The Quad Cities offers a fun, interesting and unique getaway destination. The area lets visitors experience a riverfront city atmosphere along the mighty Mississippi River with great attractions, historic neighborhoods, riverboat casinos, non-gaming riverboat cruises, delicious Midwestern style cuisine, outdoor recreation, world-class festivals, luxury accommodations, wonderful museums, galleries, and unique shopping experiences.
Located in the heart of the Midwest along the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities is within a day's drive of several major metropolitan areas such as Chicago, St. Louis, Des Moines and Minneapolis. In addition, the area is a stop along I-80, one of the nation's major cross-country interstates. The area is also served by I-88, I-74, several major state highways and the Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois.
The Quad Cities tourism industry is one of the region's largest employers, with over 6,100 jobs in 2010. Tourists to the Quad Cities spent over $650 million on goods and services and brought in $11 million in direct tax revenue, making tourism one of the most essential industries in the area.