NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Contact: Laurie McConnell
State Seeks Nominees for Recreation and Tourism Award
Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be selected by the Governor.
BOISE, Idaho – February 23, 2016 – Nominations are open for outstanding lifetime achievement in the fields of Idaho recreation and tourism. A selection will be made by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter for an individual who has made significant contributions to developing, managing or conserving Idaho’s recreation resources, or developing, managing or promoting tourism in Idaho.
The award will be presented in May during the Idaho State Conference on Recreation and Tourism and National Travel and Tourism Week.
The annual Idaho State Conference on Recreation and Tourism is sponsored by tourism-related organizations and partners to provide an industry forum for public, private and non-profit travel professionals throughout Idaho. This year’s conference will be held May 3-5 at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow.
Nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be accepted until April 1. Contact Laurie McConnell at (208) 287-0781 or visit the Idaho Department of Commerce Web site to download a nomination form.
Tourism ranks third among Idaho industries with contributions to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) of $1.3 billion. Idaho lodging tax collections are up 13.78 percent over the first seven months of fiscal 2015 at more than $6.6 million.
Idaho is home to thousands of miles of biking trails, mountains to climb, lakes to fish, 18 ski resorts and more whitewater than any other state in the lower 48. So take a break from it all and come out to play. Visit www.visitidaho.org for more information and vacation ideas.