News & Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry


Hoosier Hospitality & Will Koch Awards

August 18, 2017 -- Indiana State Fairgrounds

Annual award ceremony to recognize outstanding contributions to the tourism industry. The Will Koch Award is the highest tourism honor bestowed by the Lt. Governor and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Visit here to submit a nomination.

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Indiana State Festival Association Convention

January 6-8, 2017 – Indianapolis

Indiana convention dedicated to event management education, networking and leadership. The convention is open to all Festival members and non-member event industry professionals.

American Bus Association Marketplace

January 14-17, 2017 – Cleveland, OH

The ABA Marketplace is the first travel and tourism conference of the year. More than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors gather for networking opportunities, social events and educational seminars.

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

January 21-22, 2017

Largest series of travels shows in the U.S. Strategically positioned in one of the country’s top getaway markets.

Great Vacations Travel EXPO

February 3-5, 2017 – Columbus, OH

Travel experts assemble to help EXPO attendees plan their next vacation. Become an exhibitor – the AAA Ohio Auto Club makes it easy for you to connect with Ohio’s travel consumers.

Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show

February 17-26, 2017 – Indiana State Fairgrounds

Largest outdoor show of its kind. Over 65,000 sq. ft. of outdoor and sporting goods and destinations – boats, RV’s, fishing tackle, hunting gear, paddle sport equipment, educational seminars, outdoor celebrities and attractions.

Indiana Tourism Conference

March 13-15, 2017 – West Lafayette, IN

Indiana’s only all industry educational and networking conference for hospitality leaders brought to you by the Indiana Tourism Association, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD), the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association (InRLA) and Indiana Meeting Professionals International (IMPI).

Indiana Tourism Media Marketplace

April 12, 2017 - Indiana State Fairgrounds, Farm Bureau Building

This spring Media Marketplace provides industry partners a one-stop media networking opportunity to pitch their travel destination ideas. The event cost is $500 and covers two attendees, lunch and booth space (eight-foot table with two chairs). Potential media participants include: writers, freelancers, editors, producers, bloggers and journalists. Media participants could be from national, regional and local outlets.