Kaitlin comes to UTIA with a deep knowledge base in all things tourism. From funding to strategy to partner collaboration, Kaitlin has spent the last decade immersing herself in Utah’s tourism economy.
Most recently, Kaitlin was the Director of Partner Relations & International Strategy for the Utah Office of Tourism. In her role, she designed, managed and facilitated various programs within the UOT, including the agency’s International Strategy, a comprehensive rural tourism program, management of State Welcome Centers and the disbursal of information to state-wide partners and DMOs. Prior to working at the Utah Office of Tourism, Kaitlin worked as Visit Salt Lake’s Director of Tourism Sales & Marketing for 7 years.
Kaitlin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah. When not working, she enjoys exploring Utah and ‘mountain living’ with her husband, son, twin girls and many pets. Kaitlin wholeheartedly believes “Tourism Works!”.
Join your tourism colleagues at UTIA’s 11th Annual Tourism Day on the Hill!
Location – Utah’s Capitol Hill Complex, Salt Lake City
Do you know your legislators? If not, find them here. Download UTIA’s new legislative directory here.
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. UTIA membership meeting in Auditorium – State Office Building, Capitol Hill Campus. Meeting is open to anyone with an interest in Utah tourism, regardless of UTIA membership status
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Training session, Auditorium – State Office Building, Capitol Hill Campus “Lobbying for Tourism 101” — brush up your lobbying skills and understanding of how the process works. Hear from the pro’s involved in tourism’s lobbying efforts.
10: 30 a.m. Exhibit set-up in Capitol Rotunda for DMO’s, non-profit tourism organizations (limited space); and other tourism representatives request brief meetings with legislators via messages onto House/Senate floor
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tourism Industry Lunch in Capitol Rotunda for tourism representatives and Utah Senators and Representatives, sponsored by UTIA “Picnic in the Rotunda”
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tourism representatives request brief meetings with legislators via messages onto House/Senate floor if they have not been able to meet before or during lunch
$35 per person includes registration and lunch
Joel, Val & Vicki
No one understands that better than you. So we are finding more ways to celebrate it. The Utah Office of Tourism and the Utah Tourism Industry Association are pleased to announce a new recognition program for some of the great people all over the state who are building our $7.98 billion industry. This year’s tourism conference, Sept. 27 – 29 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway will launch three new recognition programs: Spirit of Service, Outstanding Community Tourism initiative and Outstanding Utah Advertising Award.
We need your help to launch the Tourism Works recognition. Please nominate the people you see demonstrating day after day that Tourism Works. Deadline for submission of entries will be on Friday, Sept. 16 at noon. Winners will be selected by the Tourism Conference Planning Committee and announced on the final day of the conference.
Spirit of Service
- Individual goes above and beyond what is expected
- Individual makes sure guests have an “elevated” experience
- Customer service, flexibility, energy, creativity, and imagination
- Program well received by the community
- Utilizes other businesses, organizations, and partnerships
- Demonstrates creativity and innovation
- Contributes to Tourism and Economic Development in the Community/ State/ Region
- Clear, effective, focused, and innovated promotion or campaign
- Measurable contributions to Utah Tourism Industry in the local, state, and/or regional economy
- Utilization of creative elements in the form of traditional media, social media, public relations, special promotions, events, and direct marketing.
Submission must be completed and received by email on
Friday, September 16th at 12:00 p.m.
The Utah Tourism Conference Committee will review the entries. Entry review will be based on the information provided on the attached entry form only. An entry may be disqualified if it is determined that there is not adequate information provided on the entry form. ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
A completed entry form must be received by the deadline, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only one (1) entry will be considered for any one organization or individual per category.
Entries not prepared according to the guidelines may be disqualified.
For questions or more information, please contact Lesha Coltharp 800-477-5558 or email email@example.com
September 27-29 in Midway will be the place to be for Utah’s tourism professionals. This year’s conference promises to be fantastic!
See our “Utah Tourism Conference” tab on this website, or visit the conference website for all information including accommodations, preliminary agenda and activities: http://www.utahtourismconference.com
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on exhibits & sponsorships.
Tourism representatives from all over the state of Utah joined with legislators and elected officials to highlight and celebrate tourism at the Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 1. Governor Gary Herbert stopped by; many members of legislative leadership as well as Representatives and Senators joined the group for lunch. The industry and elected officials all agree “Tourism Works” for Utah!
Vicki and Governor Herbert
Ryan, Lance & Falyn
All smiles all ’round for tourism!
Ogden rocks in orange!
Joel, Val & Vicki
Registration is open for the 10th Annual UTIA Tourism Day on the Hill!
UTIA is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Tourism Day on the Hill (TDH), Monday Feb. 1, 2016. This event draws Utah tourism industry representatives from the private & public sector, local elected officials and anyone involved in Utah’s tourism industry to gather in Salt Lake City on Capitol Hill to demonstrate that Utah’s tourism industry is united! All TDH events including the UTIA membership meeting will be held on the Utah Capitol Complex in Salt Lake City.
Registration is $30 per person and includes lunch with legislators. UTIA member DMO’s will receive exhibit information. REGISTER HERE!
See Capitol Hill map
9-10:30 a.m. UTIA quarterly membership meeting at the State Office Building Auditorium
11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch with legislators in the Capitol Rotunda. Tourism industry representatives meet with their legislators
We hope you will join us as at next years conference Sept 27 – 29 in Midway, UT at Zermatt & Homestead Resorts
Governor Gary Herbert
Kaitlin, Nan & Elizabeth
Speaker Judy Z King