Tourism Industry News
Hello Industry Partners,
As we move through the various #BackOnTrack stages, I want to update you on what is happening at the state level. Governor Holcomb announced he initiated actions to reduce spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. He also began plans to reduce state agency appropriations by 15 percent for Fiscal Year 2021. The Governor and Lt. Governor care deeply about the Travel and Leisure Industry and know the value that these businesses and their workers bring to not just our economy, but also our quality of life.
We know your budgets have been hit hard, too. To help us plan for the future, we would like to know your initial thoughts for marketing your area in the future. Please take our short survey to tell us what you're planning.
Earlier this month, Elaine Bedel, Secretary and CEO of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), announced a statewide council, the Indiana Destination Recovery Council (IDRC). Its role is to consider traditional as well as creative ways to assist the Leisure and Travel-Related Industry in their recovery efforts from this crisis. You can read more below.
The Indiana Tourism team is starting to push out new travel content, promoting our great state. From campgrounds to golfing, you can find the updates here.
National Travel and Tourism Week was a big success. We and we had over 200 videos submitted. Thank you to everyone who took part. We had 34 earned media hits. On social media, there were 162,391 impressions, 4,238 engagements and 37,948 video views.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Be safe and well.