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Monday, March 26, 2012

Utah Tourism Conference Will Be May 15-17 In Provo

Private companies and governmental agencies involved in travel and tourism will meet in the new Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo for their annual conference May 15-17. Besides providing educational information and networking to help companies, the conference will also serve as a platform for recognizing individuals and organizations in the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame.

The deadline for the Hall of Fame nominations is April 6. has this report on the upcoming conference. Here are excerpts.

“The Tourism Conference is a great opportunity for tourism industry colleagues to learn new trends, technologies, and ideas from the best in our industry,” said Sara Toliver, President and CEO of the Ogden/Weber Convention & Visitors Bureau and chairman of UTIC’s Tourism Conference Committee. “We’ve made some changes to this year’s format to allow for additional time to share best practices since the chance to network with our peers is such an invaluable component of this conference.”

The agenda includes sessions on domestic and international marketing, research trends, public relations, social media, a legislative update, and other topics.

The Marketing and Advertising Contest is accepting entries for the best of industry marketing, promotion, and advertising efforts. The deadline for the contest is Thursday, April 19, 2012. The entry fee is $25 for up to four entries in the categories of print, broadcast, web, and special promotions. For more information on the contest, visit, or contact Rebecca Katz at the Utah Office of Tourism at


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