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Contact: Laurie McConnell
Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism convenes at Twin Falls from October 17th to 19th
BOISE, Idaho (Tuesday, September 27) – The Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism (ICORT) will be held October 17-19, 2022 at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the main campus of the College of Southern Idaho. Organizers expect more than 100 Idaho lodging owners and managers, outfitters and guides, tourism industry professionals and recreation providers to attend the conference to exchange ideas and learn about new ways and methods of self-promotion. Anyone with an interest in the Idaho tourism industry is invited to attend.
The ICORT agenda and registration information can be found here.
“We’re excited to reconnect with partners in person at this year’s conference,” said Diane Norton, tourism manager at Idaho Tourism. “We look forward to connecting with others, hearing what’s new in the state, learning some tools of the trade, and celebrating a solid post-pandemic recovery.”
On Monday afternoons, ICORT attendees can partake in a variety of experiences, including ziplining the Snake River Canyon with AWOL Adventures, a tour of downtown breweries and distilleries, and a tour of the Shoshone Ice Caves with Big Green Adventure Tours.
Conference highlights include a keynote presentation on the economic impact of tourism, visitor insights and visitor mobility data from Idaho, and a panel discussion on accessible travel. Engagement sessions will address TikTok 101, the return of international tourism, Travel With Care programs, leveraging partnerships for social media collaboration, building sustainable strategies, digital privacy and cookie-free trends, emerging trends in Idaho’s outdoor Recreation and EV (Electric Vehicle) Tourism.
Governor Brad Little’s presentation of the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement in Recreation and Tourism Award will highlight Tuesday night’s reception across Idaho, showcasing Idaho’s proteins, vegetables, fruits, grains, beer and wine.
Prior to the conference, the Idaho Travel Council will meet on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott. The agenda for the meeting includes Idaho Commerce, Idaho Tourism, Great American West and agencies of record updates along with grant updates and a change request.
Click here for the Idaho Travel Council meeting agenda and online instructions for the meeting. The public is invited to participate in person or online via Zoom.
Idaho Tourism serves to inspire travelers to visit and experience Idaho’s diverse, unique beauty, Western culture and history, and outdoor adventure opportunities through engaging, helpful tips, information, and resources. Tourism is Idaho’s third largest industry, and Idaho Tourism is committed to growing Idaho’s economy through targeted, high-impact promotions. Visit visitidaho.org to plan your Idaho vacation.