The tourism industry is worth five-billion dollars a year in the Hawkeye State and we’re in the midst of Iowa Tourism Month. Nancy Landess, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office, says there are several promotions underway, including one that could bring someone a summer of free gasoline.
Landess says: "We are encouraging people to go to our website, which is Travel Iowa-dot-com and they have an opportunity to sign up to win a 500-dollar gas card from Kum-and-Go, and as we’re seeing gas prices rise, I think this is a great promotion." She says there’s another way to win.
Landess says if you stop at any of the 20 Iowa welcome centers, you can sign up for a 100-dollar gas card. The names of the 21 winners will be drawn in early July. She says tourism employs more than 62-thousand people statewide and generates more than 280-million dollars in state taxes. Landess says there’s also the Iowa Travel Guide, which offers a host of ideas for great vacation get-aways close to home.
The guide is free and features all of the attractions and accommodations across Iowa, there’s also a calendar of events and a new transportation map. For details, go to " traveliowa.com " or call 800-345-IOWA.