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Advocacy

iTIP’s advocacy efforts focus on identifying key issues, creating meaningful public/private coalitions, empowering members, and engaging in advocacy events and programming at the local, state, and federal levels.

Legislative Spotlight 2022 – Week 15

Legislative Spotlight 2022 – Week 14

Legislative Spotlight 2022 – Week 13

2024 Legislative Priorities

  1. Support funding for tourism initiatives
    • Iowa Tourism Office
    • Destination Iowa
    • Sports Tourism Fund
    • CAT
    • Meet in Iowa
    • Community Placemaking Efforts
  2. Maintain funding & continued enhancement of Regional Sports Authority Districts
  3. Maintain existing school start date law
  4. Support alternative funding sources for tourism
    • IWILL and water quality initiatives that including funding for tourism and quality of life components
    • amongst others
 
Printed copies of the brochure can be mailed to you by contacting clerud@iowatravelindustry.org.

The focus of iTIP's Advocacy efforts:

Advocating for the travel and tourism industry and the many sectors connected to Iowa’s visitor economy is a mission critical focus for iTIP. The organization works to strengthen relationships and reinforce tourism’s value with the Governor’s Administration, Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), elected leadership, state agencies, industry stakeholders, and all Iowans. Furthermore, iTIP strategically monitors and advocates for policy and legislative issues that impact the tourism industry both domestically and internationally, as necessary.
Staying in the loop with the work of industry organizations such as the American Bus Association, U.S. Travel Association, and Destinations International, iTIP is the leader in understanding Iowa policy issues that will continue to shape current and future industry policy.