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12/31/17
Nebraska Tourism Serves Program


2017 Nebraska Tourism Serves Projects

Help Create a New Visitors' Area

at Wessels Living History Farm


Monday, June 5, 2017       9am to 5pm

Details:

  • You are welcome to come and go as you please.

  • Lunch will be served.

  • Bring old gloves. Be sure to wear old clothes.

  • All supplies will be provided.

Let us know you’re joining us! Volunteer Sign Up

Contact: Erin Wirth, Nebraska Tourism Commission, erin.wirth@nebraska.gov, 402.471.3789
 

Help Paint a Welcome Center

at Corps of Discovery Welcome Center


September 2017

More details coming soon.


Completed 2017 Projects

Volunteers helped create a butterfly garden at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitors Center in Wood River.

Volunteers repainted the Platte Valley Barn at the Lincoln County Museum in North Platte.


About Nebraska Tourism Serves

Nebraska Tourism Serves brings volunteers together to restore and enhance Nebraska's tourism destinations. Through completing service projects, Nebraska Tourism Serves seeks to preserve the travel experience for future generations and increase awareness of Nebraska’s tourism destinations.

How does Nebraska Tourism Serves benefit tourism destinations? Watch this video to see how Nebraska Tourism Serves impacted the Willa Cather Foundation.

Nebraska Tourism Serves coordinates up to four service projects annually. All Nebraska tourism destinations are invited to apply to be one of the service sites. The Nebraska Tourism Commission works with the selected service sites to ensure that both the service site's leaders and all project volunteers have an exceptional experience and project goals are met.

*Nebraska Tourism Serves is not a grant program and does not provide funds to any chosen service site. What makes Nebraska Tourism Serves valuable is the support given by the Nebraska Tourism staff and the project volunteers.* 

Nebraska Tourism Serves projects typically last one to two days. Nebraska Tourism staff work with the selected service sites to:

  • Gain volunteers by helping to market to members of the Nebraska tourism industry; local, state, and/or national organizations and groups; and individuals with a special interest in the mission of the service site.

  • Gain publicity opportunities by sending out a press release to local and state media organizations and seeking interview opportunities.

  • Publicize the service project through Nebraska Tourism marketing channels in order to increase awareness of the destination. For example, Nebraska Tourism staff can create videos that can be posted to the Visit Nebraska website and social media channels.

  • Assist with planning the service project, including event logistics, coordinating volunteers, soliciting food or supply donations, etc. Nebraska Tourism staff work with the service site's leaders to perform any tasks that help make the service project a success.

  • Encourage collaboration among Nebraska tourism industry members. Encourage tourism industry members to build and/or strengthen mutually beneficial relationships.

The responsibilities of the service site's leaders include organizing supplies for the service project and working with Nebraska Tourism to attract local volunteers, publicize the event locally, and plan event logistics.


2017 Nebraska Tourism Serves Projects

Volunteers helped restore the historic Fort Robidoux Trading Post in Gering by making improvements to the exterior.

Volunteers cleared old railroad ties along the Cowboy Trail near Chadron, preparing the 321 mile trail, which follows the old Chicago & Northwestern rail route, for completion in the future. When completed, the Cowboy Trail will be the world's longest rails-to-trails bike trail.

Volunteers landscaped and cleaned educational signs along the Shannon Trail, which offers tourists an interactive journey through Lewis & Clark history. The trail runs through 16 communities in northeast Nebraska.

Volunteers helped restore the Nebraska State Historical Society's Pavelka Farmstead in Bladen, which provided the setting for a large portion of Willa Cather’s most famous work, My Antonia. Tasks included cleaning and repairing the home’s interior and landscaping.


Other Community Development Programs

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides Nebraskans with safe, affordable and accessible housing and infrastructure; quality jobs and investment through financing new and expanding businesses. Created under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the CDBG program merged seven categorical programs into a pool of community development funds yearly distributed according to a formula weighing population and measures of distress (poverty, age of housing, housing overcrowding, and growth lag).

The purpose of the Tourism Development (TD) Category is to provide for investments in effective and affordable tourist attraction facilities to quality communities that are investing in long-term development.  This provides a sound basis for assisting tourist attraction projects that have attracted significant financial support and are likely to have long-term positive impacts on their local and regional economies.  Tourist attractions projects that service both a regional and a local economy of community need are a key element in satisfying the state objective.  The objective of Tourism Development is to assist tourism development projects that have already attracted significant financial support and are likely to have long-term positive impacts on the local and regional economics. 

  • Historic Restorations
  • Scientific and Educational Interpretive Educational Sites & Facilities
  • Participatory Sports Facilities
  • Convention Centers
  • Cultural and Heritage Recreational Sites and Facilities
  • Supporting activities that include removal of material and architectural barriers that restrict the mobility and accessibility to sites/facilities for the elderly and severely disabled individuals in support of eligible tourism activities. 

The maximum grant amount to be awarded is $350,000 of CDBG Tourism Development funds. All TD projects require a minimum 25% match.

Additional information: http://www.neded.org/files/crd/cdbg/2016/CDBG_Investments_Impacts_2016_web.pdf

10/17/17
2017 Nebraska Tourism Conference


Embassy Suites Conference Center - La Vista, NE
October 17 - 19, 2017 
Hosted by Sarpy County Tourism & Nebraska Tourism Commission


Jump to...

Agenda
Register to Attend
Our Sponsors
Lodging Options
Carpooling Options
Silent Auction

This site will be continually updated as information becomes available.
 


AGENDA         

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 - Casual Business Attire
8:00 AM to 11:15 AM              Registration Open
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM                Lincoln Highway Scenic & Historic Byway Meeting
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM              Nebraska State Scenic Byways Meeting

9:30 AM to 11:15 AM              Nebraska Hotel/Motel Association Meeting
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM            Newcomer's Orientation
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM            Nebraska Festivals & Events, Inc. Meeting
11:30 AM                                Conference Begins 
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM                Afternoon Breakout Sessions   
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM                Sarpy County Showcase Event

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18 - Casual Business Attire
7:30 AM                                  Registration Open
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM                Legislation Update
8:30 AM
 to 11:30 AM              Breakout Sessions
11:40 PM to 1:00 PM              Lunch/Keynote Session                                                   
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM                Nebraska Tourism Marketing Update
2:15 PM to 5:15 PM                Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM                Celebrate Nebraska Reception
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM                
Celebrate Nebraska Awards Banquet- Dress Attire                   

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 -                                                 
7:45 AM to 9:45 AM                Nebraska Travel Association Meeting
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM            Nebraska Tourism Commission Meeting

 

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

This conference is available for every business, destination, restaurant, lodging facility, festival and event organizer, resource providers, visitors bureau, chamber of commerce and economic development generators in the tourism industry to attend.  Sessions and speakers are designed to keep you abreast of the latest trends and data to help your business grow and to gain more visitors to your destination. One of the greatest advantages that you will experience from attending is the great networking opportunities with other peers in the industry who face the same challenges as you do.  Sessions are designed with you in mind, so when you get home, you may apply what you learned immediately in your business model and marketing.  Watch the NEBTOUR for updates on our featured speakers. 

REGISTER TODAY TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE

Download the registration form below and get yourself registered to
attend the conference. Please print and complete one form for each person registering.
OR...

Register online for the conference with a credit card. There will be a small credit card fee required for all online payments.  

Registration is open until Wednesday, Oct. 11.



OUR SPONSORS

Send in your sponsorship commitment today to become part of the cutting edge in Nebraska’s Tourism Industry!  Sponsors may participate by sponsoring the recognition package that best suits their budget and promotional needs.  As a sponsor, you will be promoting and targeting your product or service to the people who will benefit from it the most, all the while, increasing your share of the state’s growing tourism market through quality networking opportunities. 

Find a sponsorship package designed to fit your budget and needs. 
 
Voyager  $7000       Traveler  $4000       Explorer  $2000        Hiker  $750


LODGING
Call now to make your arrangements!  Request the specific hotel's group code when making your reservations. The hotel recommends using Internet Explorer or Chrome when booking your reservations.  Make your reservations prior to September 24, 2017 to receive the discounted room rate. 

Courtyard La Vista     
Make reservations at the Courtyard

12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
Conference Rate:  $124, subject to tax, which is currently 18.1%
Phone: +1-402-339-4900, Fax: +1-402-682-3549,Toll-free: 1-866-634-7155  Group Code: NTCR

Check in: 4:00 pm/Check out:11:00 am
CONTACT: Justine Olson,
justine.olson@jqh.com


Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel & Conference Center     
Make reservations at the Embassy

12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
Conference Rate: $149, subject to tax, which is currently 18.1% 

Direct: 402.408.5460, Hotel: 402.331.7400, embassysuites.com   Group Code: TC1
Check in: 4:00 pm/Check out:11:00 am
CONTACT: Justine Olson,
justine.olson@jqh.com


INTERESTED IN CARPOOLING?

If you are interested in carpooling, please notify Lisa Karnatz by emailing her at lisa.karnatz@nebraska.gov.  A list is being maintained for those who might be interested. 


NEBRASKA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION'S SILENT AUCTION

Nebraska Travelers Association holds a NETA Silent Auction every year at the Nebraska Tourism Conference. Proceeds support conference scholarships and any administrative costs for the organization.  You will find a wide variety of items to bid on with the hopes of being the highest bidder.  Bidding begins with a preview of the items on Tuesday afternoon in the room.  Bidding ends on Wednesday. Winners will be notified to pick their items following the banquet.

If you are interested in donating an item for the auction, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All prizes donated should have a minimum value of $25.00
  • A clear, detailed description (dates, times, # of people, stipulations, etc) of the prize should be provided so those bidding will know exactly what they are bidding on.
  • If you are providing a gift certificate as your prize, please print up the actual certificate and place that in an envelope. Please DO NOT seal the envelope. We will contact you with the name of the top bidder for your records.
  • Please bring your prize donation to the conference. NETA will not be responsible for gifts/donations mailed. If you are not planning on attending the Travel Conference, NETA will assist you in locating someone who will be attending and can bring your donation.
  • Communities can put packages together by including an overnight stay, meals, admissions to attraction, etc.

If you plan to donate, please download and fill out the Silent Auction form below. Send the form Attn: Patty Glidden, Sandhills Motel & Canoe Rental, PO Box 368, Mullen, NE 69152.  308-546-2206 or email her at pglidde@neb-sandhills.net  You are responsible to get your donation to the conference, please DO NOT mail or ship your item to the hotel or to Patty. 
 

Check back often for more updates!

 

10/10/17
Be a Nebraska Tourism Conference Sponsor...

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BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE 2017 NEBRASKA TOURISM CONFERENCE

Embassy Suites Conference Center, La Vista, NE -  October 17-19, 2017  

Tourism professionals from across the state representing convention and visitors bureau offices, chambers of commerce, tourism related state agencies, tourism attractions, lodging facilities, festivals and events, cultural arts, gaming, retail stores, golf courses, restaurants, taverns and associations attend the conference. Additionally, there are several support related organizations that participate, such as advertising agencies, marketing firms, print media, publishers and printing companies.  The goal at each tourism conference is to give delegates and sponsors plenty of opportunities to share ideas with each other, network with colleagues and partners, learn new and progressive ways to do business, and to create friendships and key partnerships that help instigate growth.

Approximately 200 attendees from across the state attended last year's conference where they learned new ideas and concepts and went home invigorated to implement them. 

With your valued sponsorship, we will be able to host a highly successful conference that provides quality information and additional resources for individuals interested in developing or expanding their business. Participants will come away with fresh marketing ideas, greater financial opportunity and numerous networking contacts!

2017 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS AND LEVELS

Standard Benefits for All Sponsors

  • Company name, address and contact information printed in the Nebraska Tourism Program Book
  • Complimentary exhibit space/booth to include a table and two chairs
  • Sponsorship recognition on the NTC VisitNebraska.com website and in Conference Program Book
  • A contact list of conference attendees

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Voyager - $7,000

  • Standard Benefits for all sponsors as listed above
  • Sponsor your choice of evening banquet (1), banquet wine (1) or a keynote speaker (4). The first sponsor whose payment is received has first choice for what event they will sponsor.
  • Recognition signage displayed at your Sponsored Event
  • Five minute formal presentation time at general session
  • Full page advertisement in the Nebraska Tourism Conference Program Book. Back Cover, Inside Front Cover and Inside Back Cover are available to choose from. The first sponsor whose payment is received has first choice for advertisement placement.
  • Company logo featured as a Voyager Sponsor on VisitNebraska.com with a link to your website
  • Company logo featured in an email or fax blast to all potential attendees
  • Company logo on signage at the Conference site
  • Four (4) complimentary attendee full registrations (includes all materials, meals, workshops and events)
  • Two (2) $100 additional registrations for people from your company

   

Traveler - $4,000

  • Standard Benefits for all sponsors as listed above
  • Sponsor your choice of a conference lunch (2), banquet wine (1), or a keynote speaker (4). First preferences go to Voyager, and then the first sponsor whose payment is received has first choice for what event they will sponsor.
  • Recognition signage displayed at your Sponsored Event
  • Two minute formal presentation time at general session
  • 1/2 page ad in tourism conference notebook
  • Company logo featured as a Traveler Sponsor on VisitNebraska.com with a link to your website
  • Company logo featured in an email or fax blast to all potential attendees
  • Company logo on signage at the Conference site
  • Three (3) complimentary attendee full registrations (includes all materials, meals, workshops and events)
  • One (1) $100 additional registration for a person from your company

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   Explorer - $2,000

  • Standard Benefits for all sponsors as listed above
  • Sponsor your choice of registration refreshments (1), a continental breakfast (1) or a networking break (3). The first sponsor whose payment is received has first choice for what event they will sponsor.
  • Recognition signage displayed at your Sponsored Event
  • 1/4 page ad in tourism conference notebook
  • Company name featured as an Explorer Sponsor on VisitNebraska.com
  • Company name featured in an email or fax blast to all potential attendees
  • Company name on signage at the Conference site
  • Two (2) complimentary attendee full registrations (includes all materials, meals, workshops and events)
  • One (1) $100 additional registration for a person from your company

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  Hiker -  $750

  • Standard Benefits for all sponsors as listed above
  • Company name featured as a Hiker Sponsor on VisitNebraska.com
  • Company name featured in an email or fax blast to all potential attendees
  • Company name on signage at the Conference site
  • One (1) complimentary attendee full registration (includes all materials, meals, workshops and events)

Sponsorship Opportunities
_____________________________________________________________________________________
                       Tuesday, Oct. 17         Registration Refreshments            8:00 am to 11:00 am          Explorer                              
      Tuesday, Oct. 17         Lunch                                            11:30 am to 1:30 pm         Traveler             
               Tuesday, Oct. 17         Keynote Session                            11:30 am to 1:30 pm      Voyager, Traveler          
Wednesday, Oct. 18   Continental Breakfast                      7:30 am to 8:30 am           Explorer      
 Wednesday, Oct. 18   Lunch                                             11:40 am to 1:00 pm          Traveler      
          
Wednesday, Oct. 18   Keynote Session                            11:40 am to 1:00 pm       Voyager, Traveler     
          Wednesday, Oct. 18   Keynote Session                               8:30 am to 9:45 am      Voyager, Traveler    
           Wednesday, Oct. 18   Keynote Session                              4:00 pm to 5:15 pm       Voyager, Traveler     

Wednesday, Oct. 18   Celebrate Nebraska Banquet           7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            Voyager     
         Wednesday, Oct. 18   Banquet Wine                                 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm         Voyager, Traveler   

_______________________________________Breaks_________________________________________

Tuesday, Oct. 17        Networking Break                             3:15 pm - 3:45 pm        Explorer
Wednesday, Oct. 18   Networking Break                             9:45 am - 10:15 am      Explorer

_____________________________________________________________________________________
*Sponsor supplies own marketing materials/items and delivers to Tourism Commission staff at start of the conference. 

Sponsors/Exhibitors set up is available Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. with the main conference beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Downloadable forms below.  Please review the sponsorship form and indicate your commitment level for this year. We know you’ll find it to be one of the most valuable networking opportunities that you will experience in 2017. 

Thank you for your support! 
Nebraska Tourism Commission
Phone: 402-471-3767 * Fax: 402-471-3026

Email: lisa.karnatz@nebraska.gov or karen.kollars@nebraska.gov

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02/21/17
2017 Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

2017 AGRI/ECO-TOURISM WORKSHOP
"Brewing Up Business"
"YOUR RESOURCE MARKETPLACE"

February 21-23, 2017
Broken Bow, NE

Registration Now Open!
Click Here To Register

QUESTIONS: 
Alex Duryea: 402-471-3797 or alexander.duryea@nebraska.gov
Karen Kollars: 308-249-3220 or karen.kollars@nebraska.gov


2017 Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop Sponsors

 

Platinum Level Sponsor

 

Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Custer County Tourism Visitors Committee

GROW Nebraska

Ady Marketing

Maly Marketing

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

 

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the 2017 Agri/Ecotourism Workshop
 

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor?
Go to: http://visitnebraska.com/media/industry/2017-agri-eco-tourism-workshop-sponsor-information


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9:30AM - 10:30AM Registration for GROW Nebraska Session - One Box Convention Center

10:30AM - 12:00PM Work for Yourself @ 50+ Sponsored by GROW Nebraska

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? GROW Nebraska is hosting a free Work for Yourself @ 50+ workshop. Pre-registration is requested. Call toll-free 888-339-5617. There is NO cost for this session and a light lunch will be included.  All ages can attend.

12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM Gather in the lobby of your hotel for shuttle to Kinkaider Brewing Co.

*Note from Cody Schmick: “Kinkaider Brewing Co. is a farm craft brewing in the smack dab center of the United States of America. We are located 1 mile North of Broken Bow, NE on a beautiful farm facing the vast dunes & rolling green hills of the Sandhills!! Some may say we are in the middle of nowhere, but if you look at a map we are in the center of everything:)!! We at Kinkaider are so excited to show you what we are doing out on the farm. Our business has several different aspects that we hope you can learn from and we can share what we have learned and hopefully learn from you as well.  Kinkaider Brewing Co. is the fastest growing brewery in the state of Nebraska. We are distributing from Omaha to Scottsbluff, but this all starts by building your home base & home crowd. Looking forward to meeting you all and having a beer together.” 

12:30PM - 1:30PM Workshop Registration opens at Kinkaider Brewing Co.

1:30PM - 2:00PM Welcome and Overview

2:00PM - 4:00PM  Brewing Up Business” Team Panel

Dan Hodges- Brewmaster & Dan the Wiser / Barry Fox- Distribution & Overall Operations / Nate Bell- Procurement & Beer Guru / Cody Schmick- Global Brand Ambassador / Michelle Paris- Kitchen, Kinkaidering & Event Coordination / Jenny Fox- Pumpkin Patch & Family Activities

The Kinkaider Team will dive in with you on the set up / startup of their business and how they have managed steady growth since they launched. Topics will include but not limited to: Brewhouse/Brewing, Distribution and pushing business out further than the front door, Restaurant, Taproom, Special Events, Tours, Tourism, Solidarity with Locals, Funding the Business, Seasonality, Pumpkin Patch/Family Activities, Importance of Building A Team & Culture and the most important BEER TASTING!! Any volunteers?

 4:00PM - 6:00PM Tours of Brewery and Farm Led by 6 Panelists

6:00PM - 7:30PM Dinner & Networking

7:30PM - 10:00PM Networking Social

*Shuttles will be running every 30 min from 7:30PM - 10:00PM to take you back to your hotel.
Shuttle Service provided by: Premier Limousine LLC, Broken Bow, NE, 308-767-2090  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017     Location: One Box Convention Center

7:30AM Registration Opens / Visit with Sponsors

7:50AM – 8:00AM Welcome - Message from our Sponsors

8:00AM – 9:15AM 7 Wonders 7 Lessons – Dean Jacobs

A journey to challenge your perception of the world. Author, traveller, photographer and dreamer, Dean prompts audiences to get to the heart of what’s really important to them -- to find their own “why.” Armed with insights from lessons learned after leaving a successful corporate career and following his dream to travel the world, Dean’s keynote will leave you energized and empowered to take action.  Dean challenges the norm and provides a roadmap to effect change, letting go of the familiar to discover what’s possible, moving past fears to reach new heights.

​9:30AM – 10:45AM  Concurrent Sessions

1. What is Our Culture – Dean Jacobs  

A question rarely asked but critical to our success.  This workshop will help bring clarity how to market Nebraska's best resource, it's people.

2.  Pheasant Program – John Laux

John Laux, Upland Habitat and Access Program Manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), will be presenting on the NGPC's "Berggren Plan" - a comprehensive, science-based initiative aimed at improving the pheasant hunting experience in Nebraska.  He will also discuss the economic impacts of pheasant hunting and summarize recent findings from ongoing research on hunter use and preferences throughout Nebraska.  Find out what attracts hunters to particular areas of the state, where they are coming from, and how this information can be used to make your communities more hunter-friendly.

3.  What Spending Over $5 Million in Advertising Has Taught Us - Steve Maly

What has tracking ads and digging deep into the analytics from 20 different tourism entities in Nebraska over the past few years taught us?  Quite a bit and the numbers don’t lie. We will share with you some of the surprise findings from what people are actually searching for to what state outside of Nebraska shows the most interest in Nebraska.  We will also share what we have learned from testing 100’s of headlines, images and messaging across all mediums.  Some of these have been proven to be tried and true and you can apply them to your entity right away. This session will allow you to move past wondering and guessing if your ads will work to hitting the ground running with these data driven tactics.

10:45AM - 11:15AM Networking Break to Visit Sponsors

11:15AM - 11:50AM General Session - Legislative Update with Andy Pollock

12:00PM - 1:45PM  Lunch and Keynote

10 Things We Learned from our Goats - The Beekman Boys

    The Beekman Boys will share their interesting story, their struggles and celebrations, about how they worked to save their farm by developing an agritourism business.

2:00PM - 3:15PM Breakout Sessions

1. Masterminds – Dean Jacobs & Alex Duryea   

We can't do it all on our own. The mastermind concept and framework offers access to thinking and ideas that can help us be successful.

2. Nebraska: The Great Bicycle Adventure. - Vince Asta

Finding beauty in the landscape and the people, one country mile at a time. As experienced via one lens and two wheels.

3. Tips for Building a Successful Business -  The Beekman Boys

Beekman 1802 has proven that a farm can be much bigger than its fences.  The importance of having a strong web presence, creative marketing, developing partnerships, activities and events are just a few of the topics they will share with you.  Take advantage of this time to get your questions answered.

3:15PM - 3:45PM Networking Break to Visit Sponsors

3:45PM - 5:15PM Business Panel

5:30PM - 7:30PM Taste and Feel of Nebraska

Hosted by:

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017     Location: One Box Convention Center

7:30AM - 10:00AM Sponsor Booths Open

8:00AM - 9:45AM Tour of Broken Bow

Welcome 2017 Agri-Eco Nebraska Tourism Conference attendees to the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway!  We invite you to tour our beautiful visitors center and see our new interpretive kiosks telling the story of the Sandhills, view the awesome artwork, and enjoy a continental breakfast compliments of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.  Car pools available Thurs. 23rd, 8-9:45 a.m. Please RSVP

Also at the same time the Nebraska One Box Gun Club is inviting you to come check out the gun club and learn about the history of One Box. Please send an email to alexander.duryea@nebraska.gov to RSVP for the gun club tour.

8:00AM - 9:45AM NETA Meeting

10:00AM - 11:30AM State Byway Meeting

10:00AM - 12:00PM Nebraska Tourism Commission

*Schedule may change without notice

LODGING:

A block of rooms is reserved at the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites (this hotel is connected to the One Box Convention Center), for hotel reservations call 308-767-2060. The room rate is $ 83 + tax until January 31, 2017. Another block is reserved at The Arrow Hotel, located in downtown Broken Bow. For reservations call 308-872-6662 before January 21, 2017. When calling to book the rooms, make sure to clarify that you’re with the Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop. 

01/16/17
Nebraska Tourism Accepting Conference Bids

Nebraska Tourism Commission Accepting Conference Host Bids for 2018 and 2019


The Nebraska Tourism Commission is accepting bids from communities to host the Nebraska Tourism Conference for 2018 and 2019. Tourism professionals from across Nebraska attend the tourism conference each year to network with colleagues, attend educational workshops featuring regional and national speakers, and to reward outstanding tourism efforts at the Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards Banquet. The Nebraska Tourism Conference is the premier meeting opportunity for the state’s travel industry. The conference is held Tuesday through Thursday the third week in October.

Future Conference Dates:
            October 16-18, 2018
            October 15-17 or 22-24, 2019

Please review the downloadable sheet below for requirements for lodging, meeting space, host community responsibilities and facility needs. Work with your local lodging properties or conference center to submit one bid per community.

Send your proposal submission to:
            Nebraska Tourism Conference Bid
            Nebraska Tourism Commission
            PO Box 98907, Lincoln NE 68509-8907

Bid submissions must be emailed by the end of the day or postmarked by
March 31, 2017.
Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Bid Timeline: 
           Proposal Submission Deadline
March 31, 2017
          Site Visit April-May 2017
          2018 & 2019 Nebraska Tourism Conference hosts notified June 2017

Questions?
Contact:
Karen Kollars at 308-249-3220 or karen.kollars@nebraska.gov
               Lisa Karnatz at 402-471-3767 or lisa.karnatz@nebraska.gov.