Ski Day at Snowbird a great time for all!

Thanks to Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort for their sponsorship of the Tourism Works PAC Ski Day Fundraiser, and thanks to all of you that supported the event!  A great day on the mountain was had by all.  Stay tuned for our next event!

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Seven Summits at Snowbird Center

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Bob Bonar, Snowbird’s General Manager on the Tram

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Erin taking care of us at Seven Summits

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Kym & Mike enjoying breakfast!

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Nathan thanking the group
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The first skiers to take the new Gad 2 lift!

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President Niederhauser on the Tram to the top!

Ski Day Fundraiser for Tourism Works PAC – Dec. 12 at Snowbird!

Join your colleagues for a great day of skiing at the Tourism Works PAC Ski Day Fundraiser!

Who: Utah’s tourism industry – bring your staff, bring your Board

When:  Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Where:  Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon

Why:  To raise funds for the Tourism Works PAC and to continue to forward the tourism industry’s legislative agenda

Details:

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon.  Download the snowbird ski day flyer

7:30 am:  Early Tram skiers – pick up lift tickets at Seven Summits (Snowbird Center level 2), join Des  & Dave for an early Tram (first 25 persons only!)

9 – 10 am:  Pastries & beverages in Seven Summits (pick up lift tickets if you don’t take the early Tram)

10 am – 3:30 pm:  Ski the “Greatest Snow On Earth®”!  Lunch is on your own.

3:30 – 4:30 pm:  Après-ski at the Forklift

Cost:

  • $50 per lift ticket
  • $100 for early Tram skier

Register on-line

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July fun in Utah!

As we celebrate our nation’s birthday (July 4) and Pioneer Day (July 24) – we hope that you will take time to enjoy our great state!  Utah truly has something for everyone – from activities (hiking, biking, ATV’s, jeeping, horseback riding, river running) to fabulous resorts, destination restaurants and incredible scenery.

Enjoy all of Utah – home of the “Mighty 5″!  See the new “Mighty 5″ clip:  Utah’s Mighty Five

Utah Tourism Conference a smashing success!


Utah’s tourism industry gathered in St. George, May 14-16 for the annual Utah Tourism Conference.  With over 260 folks attending, it was an event filled with productive organization meetings, great general sessions and break-outs.  We thank our great partners, the Utah Office of Tourism for their support and assistance in co-sponsoring the conference.
marian-&-saraWe thank our outgoing UTIC President, Marian DeLay for her service to UTIC, and Sara Toliver as the Conference Committee Chair – both these women were a huge part of making the conference a success!  We also thank and express our appreciation to the conference sponsors and exhibitors – their support is vital to a great meeting!
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dave-&-florian Dave & Florian hamming it up at the opening reception

 

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barbara-&-mikeBarbara & Mike at the opening reception

 


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UTIC’s fantastic volunteer Silent Auction Committee – Nancy, Joan & Monica

 

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Utah’s Scenic Byway Committee meeting with Gael, Marian, Joel, Vicki and Jay

St. George, here we come!

The Utah Tourism Conference is just around the corner – May 14-16 in St. George, have you registered?

Updated Agenda:  Click on the Updated Utah Tourism Conference Agenda to review the updated agenda with additional information on general and breakout sessions and round-tables.  The Utah Tourism Conference Committee has worked very diligently to provide a great series of sessions.

Registration:

Registration fee is $175 per person and decreases to $150 per person for two or more representatives from the same company.  Click here to register.

If you are interested in a sponsorship or in an exhibit, please contact info@utahtourism.org for additional information.

Accommodations:

We have secured rooms at two properties.  Please contact the property directly and be sure to ask for the special Utah Tourism Conference rate:

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
1660 S. Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT  84790
Phone: 435-673-6066
Rates:  $95 plus taxes per night

Hilton Garden Inn St. George
1731 South Convention Center Drive
Saint George, Utah
USA 84790
Phone: 435-634-4100 or link to the Utah Tourism Conference reservation site for the Hilton Garden Inn
Rates: $96 plus taxes per night

UTIC Silent Auction:

The third annual UTIC Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Utah Tourism Conference, May 14-16 at the Dixie Center in St. George.  All proceeds from the silent auction will be dedicated to furthering UTIC’s legislative agenda.  Donations of vacation packages, accommodations, meals, activities, tickets to events, lift tickets are welcome.  If your organization has items (amenities) or “schwag” that you provide to fam tour participants, those are also welcome as donations!  Donors will be listed in the conference program, as well as listed on the UTIC website.  Send an e-mail with a description of the donation to:  info@utahtourism.org

Post-Conference Activities:

Thursday, May 16 and weekend activities-

Outdoor Utah will host adventure activities in conjunction with the annual Tourism Conference in St. George. Hikes and the exciting sport of canyoneering are planned for Monday 5/13 prior to the conference and Friday 5/17 the day following the conclusion.  Advance reservations for either or both days are required, all necessary gear is provided (bring your own day pack and footwear) and no experience is necessary.  Professional guide services will lead the adventures.  If you choose canyoneering, once you’ve been on rappel, you’re hooked for life on this adrenaline pumping experience!  To make reservations, please contact Monique Beeley (mo@OutdoorUtah.com) or Red (Red@OutdoorUtah.com)  with your preference, hiking or canyoneering and day.

Golf

3 foursomes set aside under UTAH TOURISM CONFERENCE at Coral Canyon beginning at 4 pm on Thursday.  $30 per player – includes cart and all the golf you want to play until dark!

Call Coral Canyon Pro Shop (435) 688-1700 to put your name on one of the tee times.

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Sunset Jeep Tour-  Tours depart at 6:30 pm from Majestic View Lodge

Reserve a spot by calling Zion Outback Safaris (866) 946-6494

Mention the Utah Tourism Conference to receive a 10% discount

These tours will sell out in May.  If you are interested in a Jeep tour, please make reservations now.

Gallery Stroll-

The St. George Area Convention & Tourism Office will provide a list of participating galleries in the area with a coupon book for a sampling of local treats.  The galleries are open until 7:00 pm.

Zion Giant Screen Theater-

Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods. Stretching across time and seasons, Treasure of the Gods helps visitors explore the hidden depths, and the legends of Zion National Park and the great southwest.

Ticket Prices: $8.00 Adults, $6.00 Children & Seniors – Tickets are available at the door

Showing: 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm

For those folks staying in the Zion area for the weekend-

“I’ve Got The Music In Me” at Bumbleberry Theater in Springdale.  Mention Utah Tourism Conference and get a $17.50 ticket for $15.   Show times are Friday evening at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7 pm.  http://www.thebumbleberrytheatre.com

Southwest Symphony to perform at the Tanner Amphitheater Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are available at the door for $10.00.   http://www.dixie.edu/tanner/

 

 

 

Registration open for Utah Tourism Conference, May 14-16 in St. George

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Register now for the 2013 Utah Tourism Conference (co-sponsored by the Utah Tourism Industry Coalition and the Utah Office of Tourism), May 14-16, 2013 at the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah, click on the link:  Registration

This annual two-day gathering of the Utah tourism industry is a great opportunity for colleagues to network with peers, discuss key issues, share best practices, and learn new trends and technologies from the best in the industry.

Keynote presentation and workshop topics include: customer service, social media, a legislative update, cooperative marketing, local media opportunities, international tourism, advertising ideas, leadership skills, recreation trails, and individualized round-tables focused on you.  Click here : Agenda Utah Tourism Conference 2013 v1  to download the latest agenda.  Click here for information on the  2013 Best Ideas Contest Entry Form  and here for the 2013 Hall of Fame Nomination Form.

The third annual UTIC Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Utah Tourism Conference, May 14-16 at the Dixie Center in St. George.  All proceeds from the silent auction will be dedicated to furthering UTIC’s legislative agenda.  Donations of vacation packages, accommodations, meals, activities, tickets to events, lift tickets are welcome.  If your organization has items (amenities) or “schwag” that you provide to fam tour participants, those are also welcome as donations!  Donors will be listed in the conference program, as well as listed on the UTIC website.  Send an e-mail with a description of the donation to:  info@utahtourism.org

Accommodations:

We have secured rooms at two properties.  Please contact the property directly and be sure to ask for the special Utah Tourism Conference rate:

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
1660 S. Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT  84790
Phone: 435-673-6066
Rates:  $95 plus taxes per night

Hilton Garden Inn St. George
1731 South Convention Center Drive
Saint George, Utah
USA 84790
Phone: 435-634-4100 or link to the Utah Tourism Conference reservation site for the Hilton Garden Inn
Rates: $96 plus taxes per night

Registration:

Registration fee is $175 per person and decreases to $150 per person for two or more representatives from the same company.  Click here to register.
If you are interested in a sponsorship or in an exhibit, please contact info@utahtourism.org for additional information.

Tourism Day on the Hill

UTIC”s 7th Annual Tourism Day on the Hill was held on Wed. Feb. 13 and was a huge success!  With nearly 300 participants, including tourism organizations and businesses meeting with their Senators & Representatives.

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Carlene & President Neiderhauser  at TDH

 

The Top of Utah contingent at TDH

The Top of Utah contingent at TDH

 

Senator Vickers & Roxie talkin' tourism at TDH

Senator Vickers & Roxie talkin’ tourism at TDH

 

Wayne County Travel Council's Nycole & Mike enjoying TDH

Wayne County Travel Council’s Nycole & Mike enjoying TDH

Utah Tourism Day On The Hill – Wed. Feb. 13

Join your colleagues at one of the tourism industry’s most important events – Tourism Day on the Hill. On Wednesday Feb. 13, representatives from all over Utah and from all different facets of the tourism industry (accommodations, ski resorts, restaurants, destination marketing organizations/county travel councils, attractions, guides & outfitters, events & festivals,retailers, media) and our partners – elected officials (county commissions, mayors and town/city councils) will gather to show support for tourism economic development with our state legislators and state government officials.

Registration is on-line, click here.  

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Ski Day Tourism Works PAC Fundraiser Jan. 9 at Canyons Resort!

Join your friends & colleagues at this Tourism Works PAC fundraiser.  UTIC will invite legislators and other business lobbyists to participate in this first-ever Tourism Works PAC fundraiser.  Space is limited, so register now!

UTIC has formed the Tourism Works Political Action Committee (PAC) to help forward the tourism industry’s agenda in the political arena.  Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Canyons Resort, all proceeds from these lift ticket sales will be dedicated to the Tourism Works PAC.  Show your support for UTIC and the Tourism Works PAC by participating in this fundraiser at Canyons Resort in Park City.

Individual tickets are $50 per person

Organizations interested in a sponsorship please contact Nan Anderson at info@utahtourism.org

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Canyons Resort in Park City
4000 Canyons Resort Drive
9 am – pick up lift tickets at Grand Summit Hotel
10 – 4 pm ski the greatest snow on earth!  Lunch is on your own.
11-1 pm – race course open – ski your best time!
3:30 pm – après-ski at Red Tail Restaurant in Grand Summit Hotel

Register on-line