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About Bloomington Minnesota Travel & Tourism

Hello from Bloomington Minnesota Travel & Tourism. We are the official marketing organization of the city of Bloomington, MN. As such, we promote travel and tourism to the city, its partners, local attractions and the surrounding communities. We’re also here to help answer any questions you may have about Bloomington. Whether you’re organizing a meeting in the Twin Cities or a family vacation to Mall of America, let us know how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.


Inspire travelers to visit Bloomington, MN


Maximize economic impact to Bloomington by driving hotel stays.


We put the traveler first by deeply understanding their motivations and showcasing the convenience and fun of a Bloomington visit.

Destination Marketing Accreditation Program Bloomington Minnesota Travel & Tourism is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International, 2025 M Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20036, USA, Ph. 202-296-7888.

  • BMTT Executive Team
  • Board of Directors
  • BMTT Services
  • Sponsorship & Community Involvement


Bonnie L. Carlson, CDME, President & CEO

Bonnie has been with Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism for 33 years of service and has made significant contributions to the state’s travel industry. Carlson has been at the forefront of the hospitality industry, crafting and supporting policies and initiatives promoting the industry at every level – local, state, national and international. She has been active in several other tourism organizations, including the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council, the Executive Committee of the United States Travel Association, Destination Marketing Association International and the Minnesota Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus.

Jan Kroells, Vice President of Marketing

Jan's areas of responsibilities as Vice President of Marketing include leisure marketing and advertising, internet marketing, and special events, including the Bloomington Diamond Service Awards. She has been a part of Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism for 40 years and works with a fabulous, creative and loyal team, as well as industry partners.

Sherri Mullery, Vice President of Business and Foundation Partnerships

Sherri leads our business and foundation partnerships team, which builds relationships and supports the Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism initiatives. Business partnerships enhance our marketing programs and create awareness for local and national company products at Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism events, on the website, and in print media.

Daniel S. O’Neill, CDME, Vice President of Strategy and Sales

Dan has 15 years of service with Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism and heads up the group sales department for BMTT. Dan came to BMTT from the advertising side of the industry. His background includes hotel strategic planning, brand marketing and market research, covering business-to-consumer and business-to-business. Dan's accounts have included Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Country Inn & Suites, Caribou Coffee, Northwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and National Rental.



  • CHAIR: Mr. Dave Mona, Founder, Former CEO & Chair, Mona Meyer McGrath and Gavin
  • VICE CHAIR: Ms. Fay Beauchine, President, Brojure
  • Dr. Joyce Ester, President, Normandale Community College
  • Mr. Dan Jasper, Senior Vice President, Mall of America
  • Mr. Mitch Kilian, Vice President Governmental Affairs, Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Ms. Kathy Tunheim, Principal & CEO, Tunheim


  • CITY OF BLOOMINGTON MAYOR: Mr. Tim Busse, Mayor, City of Bloomington
  • Mr. Shawn Nelson, Bloomington City Council
  • Mr. Jamie Verbrugge, City Manager, City of Bloomington


  • Mr. Alberto Abreu, General Manager, Radisson Blu Mall of America
  • Mr. Jim Saccoman, Sly's Kitchen
  • Mr. Shane Christenson, General Manager, AC Hotel by Marriott Bloomington Mall of America


  • Ms. Bonnie Carlson, President & CEO, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau


Whether you’re traveling to Bloomington on business or pleasure, Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism is your information resource. BMTT offers the following services:

Free meeting planning assistance
Online requests for proposal
Meeting resource assistance
Liaison to hotels and customers
Coordination of site visits
Attendance builders or pre-mailers
Material for bid presentations
Pre and post convention tours and programs
Area attraction information
Spouse and family programs
Sample itineraries
Easy to use website
Mall of America® information

Diamond Service Awards

As a salute to outstanding employees in the Bloomington tourism, hospitality and retail industries, Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism created the Bloomington Diamond Service Awards. This event honors and recognizes fourteen exceptional individuals on the front lines of hospitality who contribute to Bloomington’s success as a friendly, world-class destination. A special Spirit of Hospitality awards honors an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to the travel industry. This award embodies the spirit of commitment to the success and future of Minnesota and Bloomington as a world-class visitor destination.

Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism Foundation Golf Tournament

Bloomington, Minnesota Travel & Tourism annually hosts a golf tournament to benefit its foundation for education, service and hospitality. This annual sellout is held at a local course, and participants receive a deluxe gift at check in and are treated to a lunch, reception and dinner. Sponsors truly make the event successful with sponsored beverages and snacks throughout the course and unique contests at the holes. Sponsorships are available by contacting Sherri Mullery, Vice President of Business and Foundation Partnership at smullery@bloomingtonmn.org.