2015 Utah Tourism Industry Conference – Oct. 6-8 in Bryce Canyon!

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OCTOBER 6-8, 2015

Ruby’s Inn & Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce Canyon City, Utah

Registration opens in March 2015!

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.

Ruby’s Inn
26 So Main, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764
Tel: 1-866-866-6616
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Directions

Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
  30 North 100 East, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764
Tel: 1-866-909-8845
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SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS 

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Utah Tourism Industry Association, info@utahtourism.org

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 ASSOCATION
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 Membership Page.

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.

 

AGENDA

Check back for details and more information!

Conference venues are located across the street from each other in Bryce Canyon City located at
Ruby’s Inn, 26 So. Main and Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, 30 North 100 East. Agenda subject to change.

TUESDAY  OCTOBER 6
Utah Tourism Industry Association Annual Membership Meeting
Utah Office of Tourism Board Meeting
Registration opens
Exhibitor Move-in
Silent Auction opens
Bryce Canyon Activities
Opening Reception
WEDNESDAY   OCTOBER 7
Registration Open
Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Opening General Session
Breakout 1 – Concurrent Workshops
Lunch & General Session
General Session
Breakout 2 – Concurrent Workshops
Breakout 3 – Concurrent Workshops
DMO Brochure Exchange

Bryce area Dine-around
THURSDAY  OCTOBER 8
Registration Open
Breakfast
Best Ideas Presentation
General Sessions

Breakout 4 – Concurrent Workshops 

Closing Lunch
Utah Tourism Industry Association Update
Utah Office of Tourism Year in Review

 


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