2015 Tourism Day on the Hill was a success! Thank you to all who participated!
UTIA is pleased to announce the 9th Annual 2015 Tourism Day on the Hill (TDH). 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! This year all TDH events including the UTIA membership meeting will be held on the Utah Capitol Complex in Salt Lake City. 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
Lunch and TDH registration is $30 per person and is open to everyone, regardless of UTIA membership status.
UTIA member Destination Marketing Organizations may register for exhibit space – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Utah’s tourism industry gathered in late September to learn, network and develop new partnerships. With over 330 in attendance, it was a great chance to renew friendships and make new ones.
Our sponsors and exhibitors help to make the conference a success – thanks to all of them!
Another facet of the tourism conference is UTIA’s silent auction – both donors and bidders help to further UTIA’s legislative agenda. We thank all of them!
2014 UTIA Silent Auction Donors:
Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation
Box Elder County Tourism
Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Cache Valley Visitor’s Bureau
Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau, Crystal Inn and Utah Shakespeare Festival
Deer Valley Resort
Dinosaur River Expeditions,and Uintah County Travel & Tourism
Emery County Travel Bureau/San Rafael Country
Broken Spur Hotel & Restaurant
Grand America Hotel
Historic Parry Lodge, Kanab
Moab Area Travel Council
National Parks Trip Media and Backpacker Magazine
Park City Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Bureau
Park City Grubsteak Restaurant
Park City Historical Society
Park City Jewelers
Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab
Southwestern Expressions, Park City
St. George Area Convention and Tourism Office
Temple Square Hospitality
Texas de Brazil
Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Utah Valley CVB
Visit Salt Lake
Zermatt Resort, Wasatch State Park, Heber Valley Historic Railroad
A new and fresh approach for Utah’s tourism industry is highlighted by the name change of Utah Tourism Industry Coalition (UTIC) to the Utah Tourism Industry Association (UTIA).
Approved by the membership at last week’s meeting in Provo, the name change reflects a growing commitment to fulfilling the mission of speaking with one coordinated, cohesive voice as Utah’s tourism trade association.
UTIA will unveil its new logo in the near future.
The Tourism Works Political Action Committee (PAC) has been developed by UTIC to provide support to pro-tourism legislators and candidates. 2014 is an election year with ½ of the Utah Senate and all of the Utah House up for election. To make a donation, click here to use UTIC’s paypal account. To donate in-kind or services such as room nights, meals, activities, contact email@example.com.
It was a team effort on Utah’s Capitol Hill during the 2014 legislative session, and we have so many people and organizations to thank:
- Rep. Brad Wilson and Sen. Scott Jenkins for sponsorship of HB 34
- Governor Gary Herbert
- Legislative Leadership in both the Senate and House:
- President Wayne Niederhauser
Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund
Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams
Senate Majority Asst Whip Peter Knudson
Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis
Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne
Senate Minority Asst Whip Pat Jones
Senate Minority Caucus Mgr. Luz Robles
- Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart
House Majority Leader Brad Dee
House Majority Whip Greg Hughes
House Majority Asst Whip Don Ipson
House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig
House Minority Whip Tim Cosgrove
House Minority Asst Whip Rebecca Chavez-Houck
House Minority Caucus Mgr. Joel Briscoe
We also thank the co-chairs of the Executive Appropriations Committee: Senator Lyle Hillyard and Representative Mel Brown for their continued support, as well as all members of the Utah Legislature.
- Governor’s Office of Economic Development – Spencer Eccles and Sophia DiCaro
- Utah Office of Tourism – Vicki Varela
- UTIC Executive Committee & Board of Directors
- Tourism Industry partners throughout the state, keeping the tourism economic development discussion alive and pertinent at local levels
- Local elected officials: County Commissioners and county council members, Mayors and town council members
8:30 – 10:00 am UTIC quarterly membership meeting in downtown Salt Lake City,
Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Meeting is open to anyone with an
interest in Utah tourism, regardless of UTIC membership status.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Exhibit set-up in Capitol Rotunda for DMO’s/
UOT/Ski Utah (space is limited and pre-registration required)
12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch in Capitol Rotunda for tourism industry participants and Utah
Senators and Representatives, sponsored by UTIC. (pre-registration required).
2:00 – 5:00 pm Tourism representatives request brief meetings with legislators (if they have not met during lunch)
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!
Mark is waxing eloquently……!
Seven Summits at Snowbird Center