Tourism Marketing Tip #9 – Have a VIP or Celebrity at Your Event
You could invite an author who has written about your area to do a book signing. Local weatherpeople are always popular and could be convinced to do a love broadcast from your event. A local politician might be willing to do a meet and greet. (Just make sure they stay away from partisan politics – keep it neutral.)
Having a celebrity at your event will help you get local media coverage, as well as bring in attendees who want to meet the celebrity.