“The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory is your guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public.”
That sums up what you’ll find here, but it does leave you wondering… How does it all work? Well that’s pretty simple too—there are two search engines: one for outside the USA, and on for inside the USA.
To use the search engine click in the drop-down box and choose the country (if looking outside of the USA) or the state (if looking inside the USA) and click “Go”. This will then search and generate a list of tourism offices and their webpage if they have one.
For instance, if I chose to search inside the USA, and chose Colorado, then clicked go it would generate the list for Colorado which is 6 entries long, 5 of which had websites I could visit. There was one for the whole state, and then five for different popular cities.
The next search I tried was outside of the USA—Scotland. And got a wonderful list of results including one for the Highlands of Scotland that had a website, and let me tell you, a lot of these travel sites are beautifully crafted and definitely make you want to hop a plane with your passport and go.