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

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.

Aligned with industry organizations such as the U.S. Travel Association and Destinations International, iTIP is the leader in understanding policy issues that will continue to shape current and future industry policy.

2023 Legislative Priorities

The iTIP Advocacy Committee is sought input from the tourism industry regarding priorities for the 2023 legislative session. The survey closed on July 31, 2022. The committee is now reviewing the survey results and will use this information to begin to craft the 2023 Legislative Priorities. Discussions with elected officials will begin prior to the new legislative session in January 2023.