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Iowa’s travel and hospitality industry is invited to attend an evening networking and conversing with Iowa’s elected officials. Spend the evening networking with Iowa’s elected officials in a relaxing atmosphere to showcase the power of tourism on Iowa’s economy. Encourage your elected officials to attend the event by sending a note and sharing the invitation postcard. Let’s join our voices to share the importance of tourism. This event is hosted in partnership with Iowa’s tourism affiliate associations.

No cost to attend. RSVP below for food and drink counts.

Download the event postcard to share with your elected officials.

Date: January 17, 2023

322 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Time: 6 – 9 PM

Room Block: Staybridge Suitesbook online or by calling 515-280-3828 with block code ITP
201 E. Locust Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Book before January 10, 2023 to guarantee a room at the block rate of $119 + taxes & fees.


Tourism Legislative Night is hosted by the iTIP Advocacy Committee & Iowa’s tourism affiliate associations:
Dave Herrell, Visit Quad Cities | Wes Ehrecke, Iowa Gaming Association | Kristi Franz, Explore Sioux City | Tavis Hall, Experience Waterloo | Carrie Koelker, Iowa Senator/Travel Dubuque | Rebecca Peters, Vacation Okoboji | Nick Pfeiffer, Think Iowa City | Keith Rahe, Travel Dubuque | John Valliere, Iowa PGA


Thank you to our event sponsors & partners:

Iowa Public Airports Association | Iowa Restaurant Association | Think Iowa City | Travel Dubuque | Visit Quad Cities
Iowa Brewers Guild | Iowa Golf Council | Iowa State Fair