Regional Chambers of Commerce now know how much funding they’ll have to promote Idaho’s $4 billion tourism industry within their communities next year.
The Idaho Travel Council granted a total of $6,141,270 in marketing funding to non-profit organizations participating in the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program. The funding comes mostly from a 2% hotel-motel room tax. 45% of the total is used for statewide promotional programs, 45% is returned to local programs, and 10% is used for administration of the Tourism Development division.
Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations like chambers of commerce or convention and visitors bureaus. They use the grants to promote cities, towns, and regions as travel destinations. The program elements include such things as print and digital advertising, videography, brochures, attendance at travel shows, public relations, direct mail, industry research, and the creation of websites.
Coeur d’Alene Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
North Idaho Tourism Alliance (NITA)
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Hells Canyon VB dba Visit Lewis Clark Valley
Moscow Chamber of Commerce
North Central Idaho Travel Assoc (NCITA)
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce DBA Boise CVB
Cascade Chamber of Commerce
McCall Area Chamber of Commerce
Nampa Chamber of Commerce
Southwest Idaho Travel Assoc (SWITA)
Southern Idaho Tourism (SIT)
Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
Southeast Idaho High Country Tourism
Pocatello Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
Teton Regional Economic Coalition
Yellowstone Teton Territory (YTT)
Hailey Chamber of Commerce
Lemni County Economic Development Ass.
Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce
Sun Valley Marketing Alliance Inc
Idaho Lodging & Restaurant Assoc (ILRA)
Idaho Outfitters & Guides Assoc (IOGA)
Idaho RV Campgrounds Assoc (IRVCA)
Idaho Ski Areas Assoc (ISAA)
TOTAL 2019 ITC GRANT AWARDS
“Travel and tourism continue to have a positive impact on Idaho’s economy,” said Idaho Commerce Director Tom Kealey. “This growth benefits businesses and communities of all sizes, and we are proud of our statewide marketing efforts and the grant program for keeping Idaho top of mind and influencing travel to our many incredible destinations.”