Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the City's destination marketing organization. The Beaumont CVB markets Beaumont as a place to visit. They speak to individual travelers about Beaumont being a family-friendly, affordable, and easily accessible destination and to groups looking for destinations to host meetings, tournaments, conventions, etc. View the full Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Plan and Mission (PDF).
Their job is to tell the world everything that makes Beaumont special - why you should "Come Visit Beaumont" and what you should do once you get here. They promote everywhere to eat, play, do, and stay.
How It Impacts You
Tourism enhances the quality of life for a local community by providing jobs, bringing in tax dollars that offset important City services and improvements, driving economic activity that supports local businesses and restaurants, and creating events and programs that cater to both visitors and locals.
NEW HOT Tax Grant Process + Application 2023
By ordinance, the City of Beaumont approves a local hotel occupancy tax, hereinafter abbreviated as HOT, with portions of the fund to be dedicated to support convention and tourism centers, promotional and tourist advertising of the City, promotion of the arts, historical preservation and program support for events and activities that attract tourists to the City of Beaumont. If you’d like request funding, read about our guidelines, deadlines and opportunities. For more information, contact 409-880-3749 or email [email protected].
- HOT Grant Application (Printable PDF)
- HOT Grant Application (Fillable Form)
- HOT Grant Application How-to Video
- HOT Grant Application Information (PDF)
How the CVB is Funded
The Beaumont CVB is a not-for-profit organization 100% funded by Hotel Occupancy (HOT) Tax. Every time someone stays overnight at a hotel in Beaumont, a percentage of that stay goes back into marketing the City. None of the programs they offer or operate comes from your tax dollars - the very opposite, in fact. While these programs are designed to attract visitors to the City, they only benefit residents and are things everyone can take advantage of.
|Cattail Marsh Boardwalk & Wetlands Education Center||Voted the best free outdoor attraction in Texas and the premier destination for nature lovers, free programming offered includes weekly yoga, kid’s crafts, van tours, and meetups.|
|Tyrrell Park Nature Center||A new ecotourism initiative expanding appreciation of the outdoors through free nature programming, a gift shop, disc golf rentals as well as sharing the history of the park and its historic structures.|
|Beaucycles||Rentable bikes with suggested routes to explore.|
|Cajun Trail Passport||A free foodie passport to exploring the local culinary scene.|
|Geocaching Passport||A global outdoor scavenger hunt.|
|Regional Visitor’s Guide||The Official Southeast Texas visitors guide.|
|Muralfest||Annual art festival committed to creating 10-plus new murals each year.|
|Restaurant Week||Discounted dining and foodie events for area restaurants.|
|Artaco Festival (Viva Beaumont)||Annual Hispanic Heritage and Art Festival.|
|Birdie Passport Program||A free kid’s program to learn about area attractions and Beaumont as a birding destination.|
|Localist Program||A group of local advocates committed to positively promoting Beaumont.|
|Attraction Pass||Discounted entry into 10-plus area museums.|