Start 2018 out right with Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend on January 12-15, 2018. The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau partners with businesses throughout the area to bring you marvelous deals! When you go to these places during Be a Tourist Weekend, you can make sure to get your VIV wristband to use for deals and discounts throughout 2018. VIV stands for Very Important Visitor. Welcome!