Visit Quad Cities Launches the QC Coffee Trail

Visit Quad Cities has launched a new initiative showcasing nearly 30 local coffee shops and cafés in the Quad Cities. The QC Coffee Trail uses mobile-based code check-ins, special offers, and gamification to engage participants. It’s free to register at www.QCcoffeetrail.com.

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Participants can visit the variety of coffee shops in the Quad Cities, track progress, and get rewarded with free swag. Check in at five spots and earn a QC Coffee Trail coaster for your car cupholder; visit 15 locations and get a fleece blanket; and visit all the locations for a QC Coffee Trail insulated flask, and a place on the trail’s Caffeinated Wall of Fame.

“Visit Quad Cities will continue to drive new destination and tourism products that showcase our authentic and locally curated experiences,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. “We have a tremendous and passionate coffee community in the QC and like our QC Ale Trail this is another opportunity to engage Quad Citizens and visitors with what our region has to offer as we all strive to improve quality of place. ”

The QC Coffee Trail is an ongoing initiative. To view a list of the participating locations, visit www.QCcoffeetrail.com.

The new initiative follows the success of the QC AleTrail, QC Family Pass, and QC Pro. A QC Public Art Trail is also being developed with partners at Quad City Arts.

Travel technology-based platform Bandwango is used for the programs. Bandwango is designed to deliver digital access to places and experiences and currently works with destinations across the U.S. and Canada, including Denver, Houston, and Phoenix.

About Visit Quad Cities

Founded in 1990, Visit Quad Cities is the official Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for the region. Visit Quad Cities is a private 501(c)(6) non-profit engine charged with driving economic opportunity through tourism, building our authentic brand, telling & selling the Quad Cities story, and enhancing Quad Citizens’ quality of life and quality of place. For more information, visit www.visitquadcities.com.


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