News & Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry


Indiana State Festival Association Convention

January 4-6, 2019 – 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 26-29, 2019 – Louisville, KY
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 12-13, 2019
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 8-10, 2019 – 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 15-24, 2019 – 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 4-6, 2019 – Plainfield, 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
March 20, 2019 - 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.

Hoosier Hospitality & Will Koch Awards

August 16, 2019 -- 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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