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The article featured in Well + Good titled “Spend Your Star-Studded Astrotourism Getaway at One of These 4 US Destinations,” is a result of hosting the writer, Nneka Okona, on June’s Sandhills/Valentine Agritourism FAM. The article is a roundup of domestic destinations that are great for an out-of-this-world astronomy-fueled getaway. Nneka includes Valentine, Nebraska, and provides some background on the city, including the location, population and the Merritt Reservoir Snake Campground. Nneka highlights the weeklong Nebraska Star Party and all of the incredible nightly events, as well as daytime events such as canoeing, photo contests, and the Beginners Field School. Additionally, Nneka includes a link to the Nebraska Star Party’s website.
The article featured in Matador Network, “The Best Place to Go Wine Tasting in all 50 States,” positions Central Nebraska as the state’s regional wine country pick. The piece includes a direct link to the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association and specifically calls out Omaha and North Platte in relation to where a higher concentration stretch of wineries can be found between. Bonus that he gave a nod to the new marketing campaign tagline.
Nebraska is featured in Lonely Planet as a result of hosting the writer, Kristina Juodenas, in July. The story, titled “Preserving the Prairie,” is a feature story of Nebraska’s conservation efforts and her experience in the state. She highlights her time in the Sandhills region and specifically details how the local Nebraskans prioritize preserving the Great Plains region, quoting Sarah Sortum and Mitch Glidden.
Nebraska is featured in an article in Livability titled “Halloween Road Trips: 5 Surprisingly Creepy Attractions in Places You Least Expect It.” The writer, Brittany Anas includes the Klown Doll Museum in Plainview, Nebraska as the second attraction in a roundup of five unexpected destinations. Brittany describes the museum that houses more than 7,000 dolls, providing background on how the museum started, “Klown Day” celebrations, and the 8-foot-tall wooden clown mascot near the museum entrance. The coverage includes links to the Klown Doll Museum website, and Livability pieces on Plainview and Nebraska.
About Livability: Provides information on small to mid-sized communities. Features 'best of' lists and highlights local attractions and cultural offerings for both visitors and residents. Unique Monthly Visitors: 601,131.
The article in Livability titled “Why Omaha, Nebraska Might Be the Best Place to Eat in America Right Now,” is a full feature story on Omaha’s bourgeoning culinary scene. It mentions that while the city was primarily known for its namesake steaks in the past, that’s all changing now. As a result of hosting the writer, Sarah Kuta, on the most recent culinary harvest FAM, she highlights passionate chefs and restauranteurs who believe their often-overlooked Midwestern city deserves the best in food, drink, service and experiences.
The article in Daily Hive titled "8 gorgeous spots to see leaves changing color in North America," is a roundup of 8 places to catch last-minute fall foliage including Indian Cave State Park. The piece cites Indian Cave as one of the last places to see the leaves in the state with 22 miles of hiking trails across the park’s 3052 acres. The writer, Caleigh, includes a link to http://outdoornebraska.gov/indiancave/ and an image of the park’s foliage.
The article in Livability titled “5 Cities That Are Driving Nebraska’s Craft Beer Scene,” is a full feature story on the growth of breweries in Nebraska. The article highlights Nebraska’s craft brew scene – nothing the increase from just 18 craft breweries in 2011 to more than 50 today. It's also mentioned how Nebraska’s breweries are moving beyond Omaha and Lincoln and helping to re-energize rural communities.
The article in HelloGiggles, a female-focused digital publication, includeds Nebraska City as the fifth recommendation in a list of fall travel destinations to book now. The city is in company with top international destiantions, including Paris and Ireland, which is great positioning in validating Nebraska as a desireable (and affordable) tourism destination to consider visiting.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (October 30, 2018) – This summer, a record breaking amount of people traveled around Nebraska to get stamps for the Nebraska Passport program. This year, 749 participants submitted Passports with all 70 stops stamped, versus 469 in 2017 and 168 in 2016 when the program hosted 80 stops. These “Passport Champions” hail from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Oregon.
LINCOLN, Neb. (October 18, 2018) – The Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled their new marketing campaign to the tourism industry on Wednesday, October 18 at the 2018 Nebraska Tourism Conference. The new campaign addresses people’s preconceived notions about the state as a travel destination using self-deprecating humor.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (October 17, 2018) – Nebraska may not be on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit, but if you like experiences that are unpretentious and uncomplicated or if you enjoy escaping the big city life for moments of solitude in the open plains, creating your own fun or exploring the quirkiness the state has to offer, chances are, you will like it here.
LINCOLN, Neb. (October 19, 2018) – 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.
LINCOLN, Neb. (October 15, 2018) – Nebraska City is being taken over by hundreds of tourism industry professionals. The 2018 Nebraska Tourism Conference is this week, October 16-18 in Nebraska City at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center. This annual event brings the industry together to learn from inspiring speakers, hear the latest updates, honor achievements made by their colleagues and allows time to network with other industry members.
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.
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