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Quad-Citians can earn certification in Quad-Cities attractions to promote tourism | Business & Economy

Quad-Citians can now become certified experts in Quad-Cities attractions.

QC Pro is a new online program that provides participants information on Quad-Cities attractions, fun facts and tourism through three interactive videos.

Interactive questions based on information from the video will appear automatically at the end of a segment. Participants are instructed to click on the answer they think is correct. If they select a wrong answer, there is another chance to answer the question correctly.

After the completion of the videos participants will receive a QC Pro badge, certificate and tool kit. Residents can register for the program at

Visit Quad Cities designed the program as a catalyst to enrich the in-destination experience for tourists, according to Dave Herrell, president and CEO.

“When you talk about tourism, it is a team-wide effort,” Herrell said. “Becoming a thriving visitor destination starts with a proud resident mindset.”

Featured attractions were selected by Visit Quad Cities, but more businesses and attractions will be able to participate in video content with the organization in the future, according to Herrell.

The program helps meet the destination promotion goal of the Visit Quad Cities Tourism Master Plan. Local residents are most likely to interact with tourists, so creating a network of “QC brand champions” will involve the entire community in facilitating tourism.

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