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LINCOLN, Neb. (February 1, 2016)— Share Your Story, Nebraska’s 11th Annual Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop is scheduled for February 22-24, Monday to Wednesday, in Grand Island at the Nebraska State Fair, Raising Nebraska Building and Grand Island’s beautiful downtown Grand Theatre.
LINCOLN, Neb. (January 20, 2016)— For a second year, Nebraska Tourism will be conducting monthly and quarterly informational industry webinars. “We found the webinars in 2015 to be quite helpful,” said Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director, Kathy McKillip. “Each session gives those in the tourism industry a chance to stay up to date on events, marketing tools, programs and more, without having to make a trip across the state. The webinars are a great way to stay connected and a continuous way to share information.”
LINCOLN, Neb. (January 13, 2016) — The Official 2016 Spring/Summer Nebraska Travel Guide is now available to those looking to explore the state. For the first time, the Nebraska Tourism Commission is producing two travel guides, instead of one, separating them out into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 23, 2015) —Nebraska’s hotels were busier in 2015, equaling a record amount of state lodging tax collected, boosting the Tourism Commission’s cash funds. Through October, the Tourism Commission has collected $4,663,704.66 from the state’s one percent lodging tax that is remitted through the Department of Revenue. That’s the highest amount collected through October, since the tax was enacted in 1980. An 8.86 percent increase from the same time last year, the total amount collected has already surpassed the total amount collected in 2013 and every year before that.
LINCOLN, Neb. (December 14, 2015)— Nebraska Tourism Commission is excited to announce the Nebraska Tourism Cares Program. This philanthropic program aims to preserve and enrich the travel experience for future generations by protecting and restoring destinations throughout Nebraska. Nebraska Tourism will coordinate four service projects annually, each service opportunity being a two-day event. Destinations must apply in order to be considered as a service site. Nebraska Tourism coordinates the volunteer crews and logistics.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 8, 2015)— Businesses and attractions hoping to be part of the 2016 Nebraska Passport Program have one week left to apply.
Next year will be the seventh year for the program, which encourages locals and visitors to get out and explore Nebraska, while earning prizes. The 2015 Passport featured 80 attractions and events on 10 themed tours throughout Nebraska and the 2016 program will likely be similar. Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director, Kathy McKillip, explained, “The Passport program is designed to inspire people to travel the state while making great memories with their family and friends. The people who participate in this program then share their passion and experience with others, the word of mouth then creates a ripple effect, which is authentic advertising.”
LINCOLN, Neb. (December 7, 2015)— Registration is now open for the 2016 Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop, presented by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The workshop will be held in Grand Island, February 22-24, 2016. Join us to learn creative ways to “Share Your Story” and get the right tools to grow your business.
LINCOLN, Neb. (December 2, 2015)— The Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission invite the public to attend one of six upcoming public information sessions discussing the master plan for the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail. Staff from both commissions will make short presentations at the beginning of each session and then there will be time for public comment.
LINCOLN, Neb. (December 2, 2015) State lawmakers are looking at growing tourism in Nebraska. The Nebraska Legislature Appropriations Committee held a hearing Tuesday, to discuss future funding options for state tourism. The hearing is part of an interim study introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld of Lincoln and Senator John Stinner of Scottsbluff.
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