Tourism Industry News
Happy Holidays IOTD partners!
With the new year comes new beginnings. We would like to welcome IOTD’s new director Misty Weisensteiner to the team. She most recently served as the executive director of the Orange County Economic Development Partnership, but some of you may remember her from her days at the French Lick / West Baden CVB.
Lt. Governor Crouch said, “Her experience in the tourism industry and her work invigorating the economic outcome for Orange County will translate well to the tourism industry in our state. She is an excellent choice as director for the tourism department.”
Misty will begin on January 14.
Indiana Tourism continues to grow, now for a seventh consecutive year. If you haven’t seen the results of the 2017 report, the number of visitors to Indiana reached a record 80 million, visitor spending reached a record $12.7 billion and a record high overnight visits of 31.2 million. To view the report and our infographic, click here.
Additionally, the Tourism Task Force, created by the General Assembly in 2017, completed their report last month. The purpose of the task force was to study state tourism offices across the nation to learn how they are structured, how they are funded and the relationship between state funding and economic impact. The report has been submitted to the General Assembly for their review.
Many thanks to all of you for the things you do to promote your destination.