01/11/17

New Nebraska Travel Guide features sesquicentennial celebration guide

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Angela Sears at 402-471-7755, or angela.sears@nebraska.gov

New Nebraska Travel Guide features sesquicentennial celebration guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LINCOLN, NE (January 11, 2017)— The Official 2017 Spring/Summer Nebraska Travel Guide is now available to those looking to explore the state. This year the publication includes a 12-page insert dedicated to Nebraska’s 150th Birthday celebration, which will take place all year.

“This is a big year for Nebraska! Visitors can find any number of ways to enjoy the birthday celebration, including the total solar eclipse that will pass over a large part of our state this August,” said Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director, John Ricks. “The guide will inspire people to start planning their travels to all of Nebraska’s great destinations.”

The Spring/Summer guide is filled with beautiful photography of the state and great information. Nebraska’s Governor, Pete Ricketts said, “Whatever your interests, the Nebraska Travel Guide is your resource to make your vacation a memorable experience.”

The guide is a helpful tool for travel planning and also provides exposure to Nebraska’s great destinations. Inside travelers will find features on the states nationally acclaimed golf courses, western heritage, historical sites, music and sports venues, outdoor adventures and art museums/galleries. It is also filled with a variety of listings for things to see and do, restaurants and places to stay. The calendar section of the travel guide also gives a thorough list of events going on across the state.

Tourism is the state’s third largest industry, generating nearly $5 billion in visitor expenditures, $600 million in state taxes and employs more than 46,000 people statewide.

The free 128-page Spring/Summer Guide can be ordered by calling 1-800-228-4307 or requested online at VisitNebraska.com. An online version is also available for download.

The top ten states requesting Travel Guides in 2016:

  1. Nebraska
  2. Illinois
  3. Missouri
  4. Texas
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Michigan
  7. Iowa
  8. California
  9. Ohio
  10. Florida
     

For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube.
 
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.

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