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Nebraska Tourism Conference goes virtual

Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 5:37 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Nebraska Tourism Conference went virtual this year. From Tuesday to Thursday they will be doing two sessions a day. There is a wide variety of speakers going over topics such as the future of tourism in Nebraska, travel trends, and the benefits of diversity and inclusion. They are giving the community a chance to get to know their local commissioners by discussing questions with them. Erin Lenz, the Public Information Officer for Nebraska Tourism, says this is a great way to bring tourism into Nebraska.

“It’s really to help grow the tourism industry in Nebraska. Every year we always find educational topics we think the tourism industry can benefit and learn from and grow from. So that’s really why we wanted to continue doing it this year even though we can’t meet in person. We still wanted to give the tourism industry kind of an option to learn and grow,” said Lenz.

In these sessions they discuss how the year went and what Nebraska communities can look forward to the future. This information helps small businesses, restaurants, hotels, chambers and more.

“We’re seeing a lot of trends, driving is especially a big one. Lot of outdoor vacations. People are kind of looking for those more socially distant activities. Nebraska is a great state for that just because we’re already kind of a social distant state as it is. So bringing people to the state through road trips and social distant activities are a great way to encourage people to travel to Nebraska,” said Lenz.

Admission is free and it is not too late to sign up. To register go on their site VisitNebraska.com/industry.

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