Tourism Industry News
Hello Industry Leaders,
Just a few short weeks have passed by since I have taken the role as executive director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Thank you to so many of you for the warm welcome and well wishes. This is truly a great time to be a part of Indiana tourism and I am excited to be a part of it!
Indiana’s tourism industry is celebrating an impressive economic success, which is also shown in the recent tourism economic impact study that was released at the close of 2018.
The year 2019 is shaping up to be quite an exciting one. We have already hit the ground running, spreading the word about the great things to see and do in Indiana. We hosted a media event in Chicago at the Chicago Adventure and Travel Show that was followed up with the Travel Media show in New York, where solid relationships were made. Amy and Emily returned this week from ABA in Louisville with several leads for the 20 partners that joined us at our booth. The work will continue with the Lt Governor welcoming the NAFDMA Agritourism Conference this weekend in Noblesville, which Visit Indiana is a proud sponsor.
We will continue promoting Indiana at the Chicago and Western Michigan show golf shows, the Select Traveler Conference in French Lick and the Sport, Boat and Travel Show in Indianapolis. Kyle is scheduled to visit Gibson and Harrison Counties in February to present to local partners about social and digital media. Our spring and summer marketing campaign will kick off in April and run through August.
We are uniquely positioned to expand our reach to capture more of the market share. I am looking forward to getting around the state to learn more about you, the industry leaders and your product. To listen. To understand how I can help you and your community move the needle even more, make a large impact and connect the dots of tourism, quality of life and economic development. Let’s work together to take Indiana Tourism to the Next Level.
All the Best,