eTraveler: September 13, 2022
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Visit the NEW traveliowa.com!
The much-anticipated redesign of traveliowa.com utilizes a content-first approach, highlighting unique and inspirational ideas that invite users to explore Iowa using rich photography, featured articles and interactive tools. Streamlined navigation leads users to the best content. Additional improvements to the site include new travel areas more closely aligned with traveler needs, easier use across devices, improved page speed and enhancements to accessibility.
For partners, the new site allows you one place to manage listings and events, contact and staff information, order bulk travel guides and maps, plus download co-op leads from one site. More functionalities will be added to this section in the future. Learn how to log in with the guide below.
If you are unable to log in please use the forgot password link to reset you password.Travel Website User Guide [PDF]
Fall/Winter Iowa Travel Guide Now Available
The 140-page Fall/Winter Iowa Travel Guide includes listings for hundreds of authentic and unexpected destinations, cabins and campgrounds. Editorial content features museums and mansions, barns and grain bins converted into lodging properties, 99 hidden gems, winter skiing and ways to celebrate the holidays. The free guide can be ordered online at traveliowa.com, by phone at 800.345.IOWA or picked up at any of Iowa’s 14 Welcome Centers. An online version is also avaiable.
Bulk orders can be requested through your account on traveliowa.com. See the user guide above for instructions on how to order in bulk.Order A Guide
Next Tourism Office Webinar on Thursday, September 15
We encourage you to join us for the bimonthly Iowa Tourism Office Update webinar this Thursday, September 15, at 2 p.m. This is the fifth session in our 2022 webinar series. Topics that will be covered include:
- Results from a traveler survey taken earlier this year, providing a deeper understanding of travelers across the U.S. and what would increase their consideration of Iowa as a travel destination.
- TravelIowa.com website and tour.
- General updates and deadlines from the tourism office.
Convention & Visitors Bureaus are the only eligible applicants. Current FY23 recipients are not eligible to apply again. RSAD awards are $50,000 and require a 50 percent cash match.
Before each meeting, join from your computer by clicking here
Or call in (audio only) 515-348-6300; Phone Conference ID: 673 183 458#
Applications for the second round open Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. and are due Thursday, September 22, 2022, by 4 p.m. CT.
Second Round of FY23 RSAD Applications Due September 22
Two Regional Sports Authority District (RSAD) designations are available for FY23 due to funds remaining after the initial RSAD cycle. Applications for the second round close Thursday, September 22, 2022, by 4 p.m. CT.
Contact Katie Kenne (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
*Current FY23 recipients are not eligible to apply again.Learn More Apply Here
FY23 Iowa Tourism Grant (ITG) Application Closes September 28
The ITG program promotes tourism in Iowa by funding tourism-related marketing initiatives, meetings and events that benefit both local economies and the state's economy.
For the FY23 grant cycle, $300,000 is available and awards will range from $2,500 to $10,000 with a required 25 percent cash match.
The Iowa Tourism Office will accept applications until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28.Learn More Apply Here
If you are interested in being on the tourism grant reveiew committee, please email Katie Kenne at email@example.com.
Iowa in the News
Here are some exciting media highlights featuring Iowa.
- The Points Guy spotlights Dubuque as one of the “Top 13 destinations in the world to see beautiful fall foliage without the crowds.”
- News Explorer featured Pillsbury Point State Park as “Tiny but Mighty, The Smallest State Park in Iowa is a Hidden Gem Worth Exploring.”
- Fifty Grande highlighted the Iowa State Fair as Iowa’s best attraction: “What to Do In Every State”
- House Beautiful featured Pella as one of the “44 Best U.S. Cities to Visit that Look Just Like Europe.”
- News Explorer highlighted the Great River Road as “The Best Iowa Road Trip.”
Iowa Leadership Exchange 2022
The one-day event at Carrollton Inn in Carroll, Iowa, will kick off at 10 a.m. on October 20 and features strategies for elevating local leadership, roundtable discussions on alumni engagement and measures of success, and will be capped off with an evening event spotlighting stories of leadership from across the state.Learn More Register