Idaho will leave you in awe.
Idaho draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The influx of tourism dollars is a huge boon to our state economy, directly supporting businesses that offer outstanding recreation, lodging diversity, fine dining and more.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, Idaho’s $3.7 billion tourism industry employs more than 45,800 Idahoans and generates $475 million in local, state and federal tax revenues. This is equivalent to saving every Idaho household $740 in taxes annually.
The Idaho Commerce Tourism Development team takes the lead in showcasing the ways people can play in the Gem State through advertising, public relations, social networking, maintaining volumes of information on our main tourism website, visitidaho.org, and more.
Idaho Tourism’s activities are funded by a 2% lodging tax paid by travelers and collected by hotels, motels and private campground owners. Lodging tax receipts have grown to over $12 million annually. Here’s how the funds are allocated:
- 45% goes to statewide programs that target international and domestic consumers, tour operators, travel agents, and travel journalists, as well as to film industry marketing.
- 45% is distributed to nonprofit local and regional tourism development organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.
- 10% is used for administration of Idaho Tourism.
If your business is part of the tourism industry, take a look at the links below to see how Idaho is helping to promote you and other travel-related professionals and sign up for our Tourism Industry Newsletter to stay in the loop.
Learn more about what Idaho has to offer.
Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism (ICORT)
Learn about and network with other recreation and tourism professionals.
Regional Travel Organizations
Incorporated, non-profit bodies established under the laws of the State of Idaho.
Idaho Tourism Webinars
Webinars hosted by the Idaho Tourism team on educational topics related to the tourism industry in Idaho.
Idaho Tourism Research
Get a complete picture of travel and tourism in Idaho.
Idaho Travel Council Grant Program
Find out if your nonprofit organization is eligible to receive tourism-related funding.
Idaho Travel Council
Read about the body that oversees Idaho Tourism.
Idaho Film Support
A better background for your film production.
Idaho Travel and Tourism Industry COVID-19 Resources
Read industry news relating to COVID-19 and watch recorded presentations and webinars.