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Author: John M. Smith
Publication: Belleville News
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LINCOLN, NE (February 15, 2018)— Celebrate this Presidents Day by venturing to a few locations in Lincoln, Nebraska, named for U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. (January 31, 2018)— The Nebraska Tourism Commission today announced grant awards totaling $835,548 in the combined application cycle of the Community Impact and Tourism Marketing Grant programs. The Commission received a total of 76 applications this grant cycle requesting $1,757,906.50 in funding.
Every year more than half of Americans (54%) fail to use all their time off, creating a stockpile of 662 million unused vacation days. In Nebraska, it’s even worse with 66% of employees leaving time unused and 4,971,831 days unused.
LINCOLN, Neb. (November 28, 2017)- The Nebraska Tourism Commission has established a Tourism Marker Program to mark significant tourism attractions within the state. The program was established through LB 449 in 2015 and was designed to inform travelers throughout the state about what there is to see and do in the area surrounding the marker. The markers will consist of a 48 X 48 anodized aluminum information panel supported by two posts, similar to the signs put up by the Nebraska Historical Society.
The historic Durham Museum in Omaha—801 S. 10th Street—will host the final stop of the Hildegard-sponsored Sesquicentennial Traveling Photo Exhibit “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future”—November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018. The entire collection of 93 winning photos will be featured during the popular Christmas at Union Station annual celebration.
LINCOLN, Neb. (November 15, 2017) — Learn how tourism in your community and around the globe can save wildlife, create local jobs, and put money in the pockets of landowners and entrepreneurs. Register now for Plains Safaris: A Conference on Tourism and Conservation in the Great Plains on April 18-20, 2018, in Kearney, Neb. The Nebraska Tourism Commission's annual Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop and the Heartland Scenic Byways Annual Conference will join their conferences with this event.
LINCOLN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted the inaugural meeting of the newly-established Nebraska Governor’s Council for International Relations. The Governor announced the formation of the council in July to bring together Nebraska business, agriculture, and education groups to expand overseas trade opportunities and develop new international partnerships for the state.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 26, 2017)— This summer, more people than ever before traveled the scenic roads of Nebraska to get stamps in their Nebraska Passport booklet. A record-setting 465 participants submitted Passports with all 80 stops stamped, compared to 168 in 2016 and 81 in 2015.
“I thoroughly enjoyed each and every stop that I made in the process of getting all 80 stamps,” said Kristen Andersen of Lincoln. “Once again the Nebraska Passport has proven how unique Nebraska is and how stopping in a small town and opening a door can open a whole new world. I encourage anyone and everyone to get off the beaten path and explore Nebraska, there’s so much to see and do. Looking forward to next year’s adventure!”
Lincoln, Neb. (Oct. 20, 2017)— The Nebraska Tourism Commission’s application cycle is now open for both the Tourism Marketing Grant Program and Community Impact Grant Program. The programs offer funding opportunities to organizations to promote their events, destinations, community or region to travelers.
La Vista, Neb. (Oct. 18, 2017)— It was a celebration of Nebraska and the growing tourism industry. Wednesday night, Nebraska’s tourism industry professionals honored their peers at the Celebrate Nebraska Awards Banquet at the La Vista Conference Center in La Vista, Nebraska. The event capped off the annual Nebraska Tourism Conference organized by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and hosted by Visit Sarpy County. Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director John Ricks and Commission Chair, Deb Loseke, announced the following 2017 Nebraska Travel Industry Award winners.
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