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.


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.  


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

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

Utah ready for winter!

With elections over, and the infamous Utah powder in abundance, Utah’s tourism industry is poised to welcome visitors to experience the “Greatest Snow on Earth!”

From north to south, east to west, Utah is a winter wonderland and has a cold-weather activity for everyone.  Don’t forget Utah’s cultural offerings shine in the winter months!

UTIC is looking forward to working with Utah’s legislature in the upcoming session.  We congratulate the winners, and thank everyone that ran for elective office.  We appreciate the service of all Utah elected officials – at the local, county, state and federal levels.

Nathan on the floor of the Utah Senate


Vote Travel!

November 6 is Election Day

Why Should You Vote?

Vote Travel

More Jobs = A Stronger Workforce

America’s travel industry supports over 14 million jobs. This amounts to 1 in every 8 jobs here in the United States, and an estimated $1.9 trillion in economic activity.

More Trade = A More Robust Economy

Travel is America’s largest services export industry, generating $153 billion in exports and $110 billion in imports, and amounting to a travel trade surplus of $43 billion.

Easing Travel = Connecting Families

We travel for many reasons, but often it’s for family: making it home from a business trip, visiting a loved one, joining reunions, vacations, the annual holidays. Our travel system should help—not hamper—Americans coming together.

More Visitors = More Local Business

International travelers come to the U.S. to shop, eat, and tour the country, injecting billions into our local economies. But in the last 10 years, America’s share of global travelers dropped 30%, largely because our travel/visa systems are so cumbersome. Recapturing these travelers—and the business they bring to the United States—would produce a million jobs by 2020 and generate $859 billion in economic activity.

Global > Local … How Travel Affects You

From California to Maine, the Carolinas to the Dakotas, the travel industry supports local

jobs and brings billions to local businesses and communities.

Learn why travel benefits Utah at:

When, Where, and How to Vote

Make your vote count! Find out your polling location, its hours, ID requirements, and more with a one-stop visit to:

Here Are 5 Things YOU Should Ask Candidates Before Voting


The travel industry supports 1 in every 8 American jobs. Not just that, it’s an engine for job growth: just last year the travel industry added 119,000 jobs to the economy. More travel means more well-paying jobs for more Americans!

2. EASING Travel for Americans and Families?
Whether you’re traveling for vacation, business, or the holidays, no one likes to get snarled down by hassles and delays. From streamlining airport security to decreasing wait times, there are many ways to make travel easier for all Americans.

3. MOVING Businesses Forward?
Conferences, conventions, trade shows, and corporate meetings are all integral parts of doing business in America. Every dollar invested in business travel delivers nearly $4 in profits. It also supports 2.1 million jobs and generates $36 billion in tax revenue annually.

4. LOWERING Energy Costs?
Volatile gas prices discourage travel, hamper business, and slow economic growth.  Lowering gas prices will make travel more affordable and accessible to Americans.

5. WELCOMING More Tourists to the United States?
International tourists generate billions of dollars for our businesses, hotels, restaurants and communities. But because it is so difficult to actually get here, America’s economy is losing out on billions of dollars of travel-related spending—a good form of economic stimulus. From Washington DC, to our states, to our local towns, the benefits of travel trickle down. Politicians at all levels can and should be our advocates.

Contact Your Elected Officials VOICE your opinion. WRITE an e-mail. FIND OUT what your representatives think.

LEARN more about casting YOUR VOTE for TRAVEL by texting the word “Vote” to 877877 on your phone or visiting online at:

 For more information on candidates for Utah offices, see:

Fall into Utah!

Fall is here, and it’s the perfect time to visit all areas of the state, from Vernal to Wendover, from Tremonton to Escalante to St. George.  Be sure to stop at a welcome center and get the latest up-to-date information.

Welcome centers are often the first point-of-contact for Utah’s visitors; they play an integral role in helping our guests to extend their stay and to enjoy their time in our state to the fullest!

Escalante Visitor Center

Vernal’s pink dino welcomes you!

Utah Tourism Conference Opens Utah Valley Convention Center

The Utah Tourism Conference was held May 15-17 in the new Utah Valley Convention Center.  With the assistance of the UTIC Tourism Conference Committee, new sessions provided ample opportunity for all attendees to learn, network and discover!

Rick & Mark enjoy the tourism conference opening reception

Joel welcomes all at the Utah Tourism Conference opening reception


Governor Herbert & Utah County Commissioner Ellertson at Utah Tourism Conference