Tourism Industry News
Hello Industry Partners,
Indiana is beginning to bounce back from the effects of the ongoing pandemic. We all know about the setbacks and closings. But there are positives to be found, from new restaurants and attractions opening to group and convention business returning to the state.
I am happy to share that the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) is offering an Arts, Cultural and Destination Marketing Organizations grant. This grant is to provide operating support to arts and cultural organizations, local events, and tourism organizations whose normal business has been interrupted due to COVID-19. An update on previous information that was available: festival organizations that operate as 501c4 non-profits are eligible for funding. Below are links to the guidelines, FAQ and application.
Since the Hoosier Hospitality Promise launched in July, Indiana has seen more than 600 businesses make The Promise to ensure employees' and consumers' safety. More than 2,000 customers have also made The Promise. There's still time to sign up and add a discount if you choose. Just go to HoosierHospitalityPromise.com.
We are continuing to carry the message about all of Indiana's great assets. Soon, new fall content will be released, including the popularBest of Indiana voting. The Indiana Road Trips website, which is still a focus, was recently recognized by CrowdRiff for its integration of user generated content. We shared the spotlight with Alabama and Tourism Vancouver! The 20 IN 20 campaign is still as popular as it was when it first launched, our Uniquely Indiana list went viral on Facebook – 300K impressions on the post! Overall we've seen 4.6 million impressions on VisitIndiana.com/2020.
Progress to "the next normal" takes time in a pandemic, and we are working towards that every day. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or any staff member.
All the Best,