OCTOBER 6-8, 2015
Ruby’s Inn & Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Registration is open at: 2015 Utah Tourism Conference
Join us in Bryce Canyon City, for the 2015 Utah Tourism Conference. This annual gathering of Utah’s tourism industry is sponsored by the Utah Tourism Industry Association and the Utah Office of Tourism.
The conference features general and breakout sessions on the latest in tourism issues and technology and area discovery activities. Come network with old friends and meet some new ones! Check back for more information.
Who attends the Utah Tourism Conference?
– Attractions and events
– Campground and RV parks management
– Destination development, public relations and marketing companies
– Government and local leaders
– Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and vacation rental properties
– National and state parks, national forests, recreation areas, and public lands representatives
– Regional tourism offices and convention & visitors bureaus
– Ski and winter recreation industry
– Retail organizations
– Tour guides and outfitters
– Tourism journalists, media, publications, and online associations
– Transportation companies and organizations
CONFERENCE VENUES and ACCOMMODATIONS
The 2015 Utah Tourism Conference will be held at both Ruby’s Inn and the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. They are located directly across the street from each other.
26 So Main, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764
Rooms are blocked here $89 per night
Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
30 North 100 East, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764
Rooms are blocked here $129 per night for UTIA INDIVIDUAL ARRIVAL
Bryce Canyon Resort
If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Utah Tourism Industry Association, email@example.com
UTAH OFFICE OF TOURISM
The Utah Office of Tourism promotes tourism into the state through advertising and media. We are an office within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Our mission is “to brand and promote Utah’s great experiences and destinations for visitors and citizens in an inspiring way to support and enhance economic vitality and quality of life in our state.” We operate several programs to assist Utah’s tourism industry including marketing and advertising, research and planning, publications, information services, media relations and cooperative programs.
UTAH TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
The Utah Tourism Industry Association (UTIA) is the trade association for the tourism industry in the state of Utah. The overall mission of UTIA is to serve as the coordinating body for the combined interests of associations, chambers, organizations, businesses, and individuals engaged in serving and developing tourism in Utah. UTIA is an organization that focuses on issues of concern to all organizations involved in tourism rather than just the narrower interests of individual tourism entities. UTIA website
2015 UTAH TOURISM HALL of FAME
Do you know someone who has made a substantial contribution to Utah’s tourism industry? Someone, or a group, involved in long-standing promotion of their area, improving recognition of vacationing in Utah, or worked with residents and businesses regarding development benefits? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
The 2015 Utah Tourism Conference Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Utah Tourism Hall of Fame. Submission deadline is 5:00 pm on July 31, 2015. Inductees will be announced during the conference on October 8, 2015 at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon City, Utah.
BEST IDEAS CONTEST
The Utah Tourism Industry Association and Utah Office of Tourism are now accepting entries for the 2014 Utah Tourism BEST IDEAS in Advertising and Marketing Contest. The BEST IDEAS Contest celebrates the industry’s most creative, effective and BEST IDEAS in advertising and marketing promotion. The contest is designed to share and learn from our partners and colleagues most successful and innovative stories. What better way to do this than highlight the BEST IDEA your organization has implemented over the last year. Entries can include, but are not limited to, events, PR stunts, advertising campaigns, online promotions, any imaginative approach your organization has taken in promoting your destination, attraction, or business.
Please note, entries will be judged on creativity and effectiveness, not budget or size. Any innovative idea you would like to share with your peers is welcome. The contest is open to Arts/Cultural Organizations/Businesses, Destination Marketing Organizations (CVBs, County Travel Councils, Travel Regions, etc.), Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfast Inns, Ranches/Lodges, Restaurants, Shopping/Specialty Stores, Ski Areas/Mountain Resorts, Sports/Recreation/Guides & Outfitters, and Transportation Services.
|UH&LA Board Meeting UTIA Annual Membership Meeting
UOT Board Meeting
Lunch on your own
Social Media Lab – *pre-registration required*
UTIA’s 4th annual silent auction opens
Bryce Canyon Activities
– ATV Ride
– 2 Ranger Guided Hikes
– Willis Creek Hike (Slot Canyon)
– Horseback Ride
– Bike Tour
Welcome and Opening General Session
Breakout 1 – Concurrent Workshops
Breakout 2 – Concurrent Workshops
Breakout 3 – Concurrent Workshops
DMO Brochure change
Bryce area dine-around
Tourism Best Ideas Presentation
General SessionBreakout 4 – Concurrent Workshops
Lunch & closing remarks:
– Utah Tourism Industry Association update
– Utah Office of Tourism in review
– 2014 Tourism Hall of Fame Awards Presentation
– Delta prize giveaway
Silent auction winners claim/pay
Thunder Mountain bike ride