Nebraska Tourism director to trek state for Travel and Tourism Week


Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Erin Lenz at 402-471-7755, or erin.lenz@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Tourism director to trek state for Travel and Tourism Week


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.

“I’m eager to travel throughout Nebraska next week again and give an update on tourism to community and industry leaders and all Nebraskans. This tour is an opportunity for us to celebrate the successes of Nebraska’s third largest industry,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director.


Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 PM (MT)
Crawford Town Hall
Drifters Cook Shack                                          
263 Sand Creek Road                                          
Crawford, NE, 69339

Monday, May 7, 2018
9:00 AM (MT) 
Proclamation Ceremony                                                     
Scottsbluff Regional Airport                                        
250023 Airport Terminal Street                                                                       
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

10:00 AM (MT)
Riverside Discovery Center                                         
1600 S. Beltline Hwy. W.                                         
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

11:45 AM                  
Lunch with local tourism boards
Gering Civic Center
1050 M St
Gering, NE 69341

2:30 PM                     
Chimney Rock
9822 County Road 75 and Highway 92
Bayard, NE 69334

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
8:00 AM
Tourism Breakfast                                           
Prairie Arts Center (RSVP required)                                         
416 N Jeffers Street                                           
North Platte, NE 69101

1:00 PM
Commission Meeting                                          
Central Community College                                           
1501 Plum Creek Parkway                                           
Lexington, NE 68850-0827

4:00 PM
Tourism Tuesday (Town Hall)                                            
3060 E 1st Street                                            
Kearney, NE 68847

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:30 AM
OMA Tourism Awards (Registration closed)                                         
Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue                                          
3730 Raynor Pkwy                                          
Bellevue, NE 68123

2:30 PM
Tour & presentation with Durham Board of Directors                                             
Durham Museum                                           
801 S 10th Street                                          
Omaha, NE 68108

Friday, May 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Tourism Blend (Town Hall)                                           
Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill                                       
4100 S 13th St                                           
Norfolk, NE 68701

National Travel and Tourism Week was established by a congressional resolution in 1983, the week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. Tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions travel makes to the economy. This year the U.S. Travel Association has themed the week Travel Then and Now, highlighting the travel industry's history of economic impact. Follow along on social media with hashtags #nttw18 and #TravelNow.


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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