Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Jan. 17-20 discounts


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2014, 12:39 pm
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Press release submitted by QCCVB


Weekend of Discounts during Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend on Jan. 17-20

Quad Cities – Discover your marvels on the Mississippi River and enjoy the coupons for the annual "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" in the Quad Cities.

Marvel at all the Quad Cities has to see and do during the 13th annual "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" on January 17-20 for the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau's (QCCVB) popular winter promotion.

Over 45 Quad Cities businesses and organizations have issued coupons that are good for this weekend, and some continue even longer. Over 15 hotels in the Quad Cities area are offering special rates and packages for the weekend. And over 25 other area attractions, shops, spas, restaurants, and businesses are offering great discounts.

"With Monday, January 20 a holiday for many parents and students, that weekend is a great time to be a tourist in your own backyard and enjoy an affordable hotel stay," says Joe Taylor, President/CEO of the QCCVB. "People don't have to travel far during the winter or spend a lot of money to have a great and affordable weekend getaway."

Go to www.visitquadcities.com/beatourist for a list of all the specials and discounts for the weekend and to easily print the coupons that you'd like to use. Or, new this year, all of the coupons are mobile-friendly and people can show the business the coupon on their phone or tablet. All of the participating businesses have a limited supply of the coupon books, along with the QCCVB Visitor Center locations (available Jan. 5). Supplies of the books are limited so it would be a good idea to pick up a booklet before the weekend starts, or just print the same coupons from the website. Call 309-277-0937 for more information.

Visit one of these Visitor Centers for a complimentary 2014 Visitors Guide and Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard coupon booklet.
• Quad Cities Gifts & Souvenirs, 1601 River Drive, Moline, Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
• Visitor Center at Union Station, 102 S. Harrison, Davenport, Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.



















 



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