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Book your stay at a BandB

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

The host hotel for the 2012 Nebraska Travel Conference is Monument Inn & Suites, located next door to the Gering Civic Center. A block of rooms has been set aside there until September 9, 2012 for the room rate of $75 per night plus tax. You can contact them at 308-436-1950 to make your reservation.

 

Once the room block at this lodging property is full, the overflow hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at the intersection of Avenue B and Highway 26 in Scottsbluff, approximately 15 minutes from the civic center. A block of rooms has been set aside there until October 2, 2012 for the room rate of $84 per night plus tax. You can contact them at 308-635-5200 to make your reservation.

 

To receive this group rate, be sure to mention you’re with the 2012 Nebraska Travel Conference when making your reservations.

 

For delegates staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites, motorcoach transportation will be provided between the property and the civic center throughout the conference.

 

More information about the 2012 Nebraska Travel Conference (October 24-25) at the Gering Civic Center in Gering will be coming in the next few months.

 

Hope to see you all there!

 

Micheal Collins

2012 Nebraska Travel Conference

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

For more information: Karla Niedan-Streeks, karlan@geringciviccenter.com.

 

For those who attended the 2004 Nebraska Travel Conference in Gering, a number of you arrived at the conference on what was known as the “Magic Bus.” The bus started its route in Omaha where it picked up conference delegates at predetermined locations along Interstate 80, such as Lincoln, Kearney, and North Platte. After the conference was over, the bus returned delegates to their stops.

 

One of the reasons behind the “Magic Bus” was to encourage a greater number of delegates to attend the conference because they wouldn’t have to drive a long distance to Gering, especially those in the eastern part of the state.

 

But another reason was to give delegates added time to meet, network with each other, talk about what they’re doing in their communities or area, and to hopefully also meet new friends on the bus. After talking with delegates who rode the “Magic Bus” the last time, most of them found it to be a positive experience. They had a lot of fun letting someone else do the driving while they sat back and mingled.

 

Karla with the Gering Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to bring back the “Magic Bus” for this year’s conference and she would like to know what the interest is out there for this idea. So she’s asking you to contact her if you might be interested in riding the “Magic Bus” to the conference. She’s not asking you for a confirmation at this time; she’s just wanting to know if it’s something she should offer as an added incentive to encourage you to attend the conference.

 

If enough people express an interest in a bus, information about the cost and number and location of stops will be determined and sent out via NEBTOUR and through the Gering CVB.

 

2012 Nebraska Travel Conference

October 24-25

Gering Civic Center, Gering

Use Your Neighbors to Grow Your Tourism Travel Conference speaker to share tools for building partnerships

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Use Your Neighbors to Grow Your Tourism

Travel Conference speaker to share tools for building partnerships

 

LINCOLN, NEB. (Oct. 3, 2011) — Every community shares tourists with other areas and attractions, and smart communities understand that partnerships can lead to tourism success.

At this year’s Nebraska Travel Conference, internationally known speaker Barbara Wold will provide the tools today’s communities need to develop those essential long-term partnerships. Wold is an authority on the retail, consumer and tourism industries, who uses humor and real-life examples to illustrate her practical points. In her engaging seminar, “Promoting Partnerships: Using Your Neighbors to Grow Your Tourism,” participants will share ideas and resources, and discover creative cross-marketing concepts that will grow tourism.

Wold also will present “Strategies for a Changing World: How to Prosper in Today’s Economy,” which will teach ways to foster customer loyalty and expand business in a down economy.

The 36th annual Nebraska Travel Conference will be Oct. 18-20 at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center – CoCo Key Water Resort, 3321 S. 72nd St. The media is welcome to cover any of the sessions. Wold will speak at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.

The conference will also offer a session on agri-culinary tourism at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Lovoni Walker, host of the national Canadian cooking show “Simple, Fresh, Delicious” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will demonstrate how merging agri-tourism and culinary tourism can entice people to an area.

The complete conference agenda and registration information are available at htt://VisitNebraska.gov/tcregistration.


2011 Nebraska Travel Conference in Omaha

Monday, October 10th, 2011

2011 Nebraska Travel Conference in Omaha
Oct. 18-20 event will explore state’s third largest industry

LINCOLN, NEB. (Sept. 26, 2011)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division invites the state’s travel industry to attend its annual Travel Conference. This year’s event will be Oct. 18-20 at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center – CoCo Key Water Resort, 3321 S. 72nd St.

 

Anyone with an interest in supporting and promoting tourism in Nebraska, their community or county, or at their tourism attraction, festival or business should attend the Travel Conference.

 

Promoting and increasing tourism is a proven way to boost the state’s economy as travelers spend money on attractions, hotels, restaurants and other necessities. In fact, tourism is Nebraska’s third largest earner of revenue from outside the state after agriculture and manufacturing.

 

The annual conference educates members of the Nebraska tourism industry on how to grow their businesses and how to put Nebraska at the forefront of travelers’ minds. It will feature top-notch speakers on a variety of tourism-related topics such as how to prosper in today’s economy, promoting partnerships, ways to recruit volunteers and the niche sector of agri-culinary tourism.

 

The conference will wrap up with an awards ceremony featuring Gov. Dave Heineman and recognizing outstanding achievements in tourism in 2011.

 

A special conference hotel rate is available until Oct. 8. Reservations can be made by calling 402-393-3950. Be sure to mention you are attending the Nebraska Travel Conference.

 

The complete conference agenda and registration information are available at www.VisitNebraska.gov/tcregistration.



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