Idaho Travel Council to Meet August 18-19

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Contact: Laurie McConnell
Idaho Department of Commerce – Tourism Development

Idaho Travel Council to Meet August 18-19

BOISE, Idaho—August 13, 2015—The Idaho Travel Council (ITC) will hold its annual summer meeting and grant awards at the Sun Valley Resort on Tuesday, August 18, and Wednesday, August 19.

The Tuesday meeting agenda begins at 2:00 p.m. and includes updates on the tourism budget and grant program, as well as a presentation from the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the ITC will award nearly $3.95 million dollars in grants to encourage travel and tourism. The council will also hear Drake Cooper agency updates and other business. Click here for the full meeting agenda.

Created in 1981, the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program is funded through a two percent lodging tax collected by Idaho hotels, motels, and private campgrounds on the sale of rooms and camping sites. For more information on the ITC Grant Program, click here.

As always, the public is invited to attend the Idaho Travel Council meeting.

Growing Idaho’s economy by increasing visitor expenditures throughout the state is the goal of the Idaho Travel Council and the Idaho Department of Commerce – Tourism Development. The Idaho Travel Council is an eight-member, private-sector advisory board appointed by the Governor. Members include:

  • REGION I: Doug Burnett, Coeur d’Alene Resort on the Lake
  • REGION II: Lara Smith, Three Rivers Resort
  • REGION III: Jim Manion, AAA Idaho
  • REGION IV: Diane Newman-Chair, Best Western Burley Inn & Convention Center
  • REGION V: Matt Hunter, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce
  • REGION VI: Courtney Ferguson-Vice Chair, Yellowstone Bear World
  • REGION VII: Dick Andersen, Sun Valley Resort
  • AT-LARGE: Rick Shaffer, The Wallace Inn

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