We Need You to Host Them Here

Fort Wayne has saved itself before, and we can do it again!

When you host your friends and relatives in Fort Wayne, and you’ll be playing an active role in getting Fort Wayne back on track. It's that simple!

We all know the significant impact the pandemic has had on our lives. In addition, almost overnight, our local hospitality industry has experienced a devastating impact and loss of workforce.

"In my 30 plus years of working in the hotel business nothing has come even close to what has happened to our industry. Literally overnight 70% of our workforce was gone," says Rob Evans, General Manager at the Holiday Inn at Purdue Fort Wayne.

In 2019, Fort Wayne welcomed 6.5 million visitors and was responsible for 14,198 Allen County jobs. These are jobs that employ your neighbors and friends, and help enhance our quality of life. Without these employees, we would not have as many great restaurants, small businesses, events, attractions, and hotels to enjoy.

Value of Tourism in Fort Wayne


How You Can Help

Family in Fort Wayne frameTo sustain our neighbors and their 14,198 jobs there are a few ways you can help:

  1. Invite your friends and relatives to reunite and enjoy a weekend in Fort Wayne!
  2. If you attend conventions, meetings, or events for hobby groups, associations, industry meetings, or sports tournaments - tell us about them! We can help to bring these events to Fort Wayne in the years to come. You'll get to show off our city, save on travel, and help bring more spending into our community!


What You'll Be Doing

By hosting your friends or relatives in Fort Wayne, or helping to bring your group events to Fort Wayne, you'll be playing a big part in re-invigorating Fort Wayne's hospitality industry.

Join us as we "Host Them Here," and you'll be supporting our hospitality industry as they recover and continue to prosper for years to come.

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