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A Little Tri-Valley History

About Us

Visit Tri-Valley (formerly Tri-Valley CVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the California cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and the Town of Danville. The 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization attracts visitors to the region through creative marketing campaigns, community outreach and sales initiatives.

To increase sustainable economic impact to the Tri-Valley by being recognized as a desired destination for overnight visitors.

The Pleasanton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was originally created as the result of a consultant’s study in 1986, jointly funded by the City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton’s Chamber of Commerce.

Initially, the CVB operated under the umbrella of the Chamber but in 1993 it split off entirely from the Chamber as an independent, non-profit agency. In 1996, the City of Livermore was added and the organization became the Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. Later that year the City of Dublin joined the CVB, and in 1999, the City of San Ramon joined the four-city bureau, funded by each City’s General Fund.

In 2006, the four-city Tri-Valley Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) was formed, placing as assessment on occupied, paid hotel room nights on TBID properties. The formation of the TBID allowed the CVB to significantly increase its operating budget and provided a new primary, stable, dedicated funding source.

Shortly after the formation of the TBID, the Town of Danville joined the CVB. In doing so, a second district, the Danville TBID, was formed that mirrored the Tri-Valley TBID. In 2010 the Tri-Valley and Danville TBIDs were merged and the resulting district was renewed for five years. District assessments were doubled, further augmenting and securing the CVB’s operating budget and the organization’s viability.

In 2015, the TBID was renewed for seven years without the City of San Ramon. A new TMD renewal plan is currently in motion and will go into effect July 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Destination marketing organizations are formed to market certain regions as desirable tourism destinations.

Yes, Visit Tri-Valley is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.

Visit Tri-Valley was first established as the Pleasanton Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) in 1993. Visit Tri-Valley was officially formed in 2005 representing all five Tri-Valley communities, and was renewed in 2015 to represent Danville, Dublin, Livermore & Pleasanton, CA. 

Visit Tri-Valley currently represents Danville, Dublin, Livermore & Pleasanton, CA.

Outside of generating millions of dollars for the state of California and our local communities, tourism also contributes to our economy by creating jobs, generating revenue for our hospitality industry, and partially funding local services like public schools, city staffing/security, road fixtures, and fire departments.

In addition to all the behind-the-scenes work you don’t see (but the visitor does), we create the Visit Tri-Valley Inspiration Guide, Social Media Campaigns, Digital Marketing Campaigns, TV Commercials, Airport Billboards, Industry & Travel Magazine & Site Ads, and those adorable trail passports you’ve seen around town.

The visitor actually pays for Visit Tri-Valley through a nominal assessment, charged per hotel room, per night.