Tourism Industry News
Hello Industry Partners,
Governor Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed the new tourism bill (HEA 115) to establish the Indiana Destination Development Corporation. Thank you to Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, members of the tourism task force and other industry leaders for their support and being on hand for the momentous occasion. We are looking forward to 2020 and working with all of you. We are in the process of planning listening sessions for September to develop the strategic priorities that will guide IDDC.
Indiana Tourism is going international. Lt. Governor Crouch is leading a delegation to Mexico to grow the tourism and agriculture profile. The delegation will depart Sunday, July 7, and return on Thursday, July 11. In Mexico City, our tourism delegation will be working to develop relationships with key travel tourism stakeholders, travel writers, tour organizers, travel agents and potential businesses, who are interested in expanding in Indiana. You can follow along on the mission on our industry Facebook group, on Twitter @INTourismPR and on LinkedIN.
I had the pleasure of attending the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow (IPW) in Anaheim, California. Visit French Lick / West Baden and Visit Indy partnered with IOTD and were among more than 6,400 attendees from 70 countries, including over 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers.
Amy attended PRSA’s Travel and Tourism conference in Philadelphia. Indiana had 12 representatives attend the professional development conference. Noelle just returned from the North America Golf Tourism Convention in Texas and Kyle attended a digital summit in Denver.
As we hit our busiest travel season, I am incredibly proud of our industry and all the work you do to give travelers a fun and memorable experience. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to making Indiana the premier vacation destination it is.
All the Best,