The Dubuque Area received six awards today at the
Iowa Tourism Conference, October 21 in Burlington, Iowa. Of the 21 awards presented for throughout the state,
the Dubuque area was proudly awarded:
The Dubuque Convention & Visitors Bureau
- 2010 Tourism Community of the Year
more than 10,000).
- 2010 Tourism Consumer Publication
of the Year (population
more than 10,000) for the Visitors Guide.
- 2010 Tourism Website of the Year for www.traveldubuque.com.
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
- 2010 Green/Sustainable
organizations and individuals are incredible ambassadors for Iowa's tourism
industry," said Iowa Tourism Office Manager Shawna Lode. "It is great
to see them receive acknowledgement for their efforts."
The annual three-day conference, sponsored by the Iowa Tourism Office
and Travel Federation of Iowa, brings together more than 200 industry
representatives from across the state to network, attend educational sessions
and discuss emerging industry trends.
Today, the 2009 Economic Impact of Travel on Iowa
Counties Report was also released.It is a study
prepared for the Iowa
Department of Economic Development’s Iowa Tourism Office by the Research Department of the U.S.
Travel Association in Washington, D.C.“This report is a key barometer for us. We are delighted that annual tourism
expenditures continue to rise. It
is a key statistic that is validation of the tremendous efforts of the Dubuque
area to welcome tourists.” stated
Kelley Schiesl, Vice President of Marketing at the Dubuque Area Chamber of
Commerce and Tourism. In 2008,
expenditures of $253.66 million were spent in tourism in Dubuque County. In 2009, the expenditures increased to
Tourism is a $6.1 billion industry in Iowa,
employing more than 63,000 people statewide and generating more than $312
million in state taxes. The Iowa Tourism Office is part of the Iowa Department
of Economic Development. For more information about Iowa tourism, visit www.traveliowa.com or call