e-Traveler - Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week

May 15, 2024

Join Us in Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week

Please join our office in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week on May 19-25! 

This annual celebration spotlights travel's essential role in driving the nation's economy while cultivating vibrant communities and forging connections.

So, help us show off Iowa to potential visitors by using the below themes for your promotional efforts on social media. Tag your social posts with #NTTW24 and #ThisIsIowa so we can engage with them.

Bonus: Participation could earn you a FREE IOWA TRAVEL GUIDE ADVERTISEMENT! One partner who follows the daily theme and posts using the hashtags (#NTTW and #ThisIsIowa) will be randomly selected to receive a free 1/6th page ad in the 2025 Iowa Travel Guide. Post daily for up to five chances to win!

  • Monday - Outdoor Exploration
    • Showcase your destination's best outdoor adventures and encourage locals to explore their own backyard.
  • Tuesday - Brews and Foods
    • Brag about your community's unique eateries and highlight menu items that are local favorites.
  • Wednesday - Small Business Spotlight
    • Take visitors on a tour of your community's unique small businesses.
  • Thursday - Ag-ventures
    • Introduce visitors to your local farms and producers that offer on-site experiences like purchasing goods, tours, meeting animals, hiking, etc.
  • Friday - Toast to Tourism
    • Wind down the week by talking up your community's wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. Or host a tourism happy hour for your partners. 
For additional NTTW resources, review the current U.S. Travel Association toolkit for more inspiration. 

Travel Iowa Holding Travel Buddies Traveler Photo Contest

Our team will also be encouraging celebration from travelers by holding a Travel Buddies photo contest. 

Participants will be asked to submit photos that showcase how they adventure through Iowa's hidden gems with their families, partners and/or pets. Entries must be uploaded through the shared CrowdRiff Collectors link. Participants who follow the rules and regulations will be randomly selected to win a selfie drone.