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The article highlights Magnolia Hotel in Omaha, mentioning that it was formerly the Aquila Court Building and designed to mimic the Bargello in Florence, Italy. The writer, Aly Walansky, also includes that the hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and the faces of George and Aquila Cook can still be seen on the front of the hotel building today. An image of the hotel courtyard is also included.
This article, titled “Want to be BFFs with Mother Nature (Like Hair Braiding Tight)? These 4 Immersive Escapes Will Get You There,” is a roundup of places to experience Mother Nature in her finest hour, encouraging readers to move beyond their comfort zones to have new experience that may transform and change perspective.Comstock Premier Lodge is listed first on the list of four experiences, including a link to their site. The lodge is highlighted as something straight out of The Oregon Trail and suggests opting for the combination ranch and lodge property tour for lots of wildlife sightings.
The article, titled, “Meet the Man Making Modena-Style Balsamic Vinegar in Rural Nebraska,” is a full feature on the vinegary that tells George Paul’s story from the use of sustainable, energy-efficient processes that are part of Sandhills tradition, to how the vinegary plays a part in other local businesses in Nebraska.
The article, titled “The Best Rooftop Bar in all 50 States,” spotlights Barry’s Bar and Grill as the best rooftop bar in the state of Nebraska, with mention of its view of Memorial Stadium and its Husker pride; giving Barry’s the nickname “The Nebraska Bar.” The coverage includes a link to Barry’s Bar & Grill and an image of the packed rooftop.
The article highlights Hastings, Nebraska as the birthplace of Kool-Aid, and describes the history of the fruit drink. The writer also suggests learning more about the founder and history at the dedicated exhibit within the Hastings Museum, including a link to Hastings Museum’s website.
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The article highlights Scotts Bluff as a small town with major landmarks. The writer highlights Scott’s Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock National Historic Site. She also describes how pioneers once traversed Scotts Bluff as part of their journey along the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express route, where today you can find plenty of ancient fossils along the ‘Fossil Freeway.’ The piece links to Visit Scotts Bluff’s website and provides an image.
This article highlights all-American destinations that know how to celebrate. The piece provides background on Seward and information on “America’s Official Fourth of July City – Small Town USA,” including an image of the celebration and a link to Seward’s website.
The article highlights The Niobrara River in Valentine as the go-to spot for tubing and kayaking for “everyone who knows anything about what’s good in Nebraska,” and includes an image of a large group of people congregating on the river. The piece is a direct result of hosting the writer, Kastalia Medrano, on the Sandhills/Valentine press trip at the end of May.
Nebraska, which is also called out in the lead intro of the story, is included among one of “the best places to spend whatever PTO you’ve got left.” In the article, the writer calls out must-do activities during a visit to Nebraska, including tanking, the Nebraska Star Party, a visit to Smith Falls, and much more. The piece is a direct result of hosting the writer, Kastalia Medrano, on the Sandhills/Valentine press trip at the end of May.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (September 18, 2018) – Apple picking, Nebraska craft beer tasting and local food sampling are all part of the upcoming culinary harvest themed media tour hosted by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Five journalists from national media outlets will get a taste of Nebraska September 20-24. These tours are designed to showcase what Nebraska has to offer to increase media coverage of tourism opportunities in the state.
LINCOLN, Neb. (August 30, 2018) — The summer season may be winding down, but results of tourism in Nebraska are going up. The Nebraska Tourism Commission is excited to announce that the 2017-2018 fiscal year ended with the highest lodging tax collection of all time. The total collection from July 2017-June 2018 was $5,689,254, a growth rate of 6.98 percent from the previous year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (August 8, 2018)—The Nebraska Tourism Commission is excited to have keynote speakers Dean Savoca and Jonah Sachs at the 2018 Nebraska Tourism Conference. Savoca from Savoca Performance Group and Sachs, author of "Unsafe Thinking: How to be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most" will be speaking throughout the conference in Nebraska City on October 16-18.
LINCOLN, Neb. (August 1, 2018)—Listen to dynamic speakers and network with fellow tourism industry members at the 2018 Nebraska Tourism Conference in Nebraska City. Registration is now open for the annual conference presented by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The event is October 16-18, 2018 and is themed “Harvest & Hospitality.”
LINCOLN, Neb. (July 11, 2018) — This year is proving to be an amazing year for the Nebraska Passport program. The Passport is the Nebraska Tourism Commission’s annual travel program that encourages participants to explore Nebraska’s hidden gems while collecting stamps, earning prizes, and supporting Nebraska’s tourism destinations. This year’s program runs from May 1-September 30 and features 70 destinations in 11 categories: Animals, Arts, Back in Time, Coffee, Oregon Trail, Outdoors, Pizza, Restaurants, Shopping, Sweet Treats, and Wine & Beer.
LINCOLN, Neb. (June 5, 2018)—The summer season is coming in hot with events all over Nebraska that are sure to send you on an adventure. From county fairs to wine festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So get outside this summer season and experience what Nebraska has to offer!
LINCOLN, Neb. (May 7, 2018) — This week, the Nebraska Tourism Commission is celebrating the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12). NTTW unites communities across the country to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.
LINCOLN, Neb. (May 2, 2018)— In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Nebraska Tourism Commission’s executive director will visit multiple Nebraska communities for town hall style meetings, tours and the presentation of Frontline Awards. This will be an opportunity for members of the public and the tourism industry to meet with the Commission’s leader.
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