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Tourism Conference Scholarship

Each year the Nebraska Tourism Commission hosts the Nebraska Tourism Conference to help tourism industry professionals learn how to get the most out of their tourism operation, gain the latest industry knowledge, hear fresh marketing ideas, find greater financial opportunities and network with potential partners. The 2023 Conference is scheduled for October 17-19 in Gering, Nebraska.

Visit North Platte believes strongly in the tourism industry opportunities available for Lincoln County. As part of our commitment to continuing to help grow the tourism product offered in Lincoln County, we are offering four scholarships in the amount of $400 each to help defray the cost of Lincoln County entrepreneurs attending this conference.

Reimbursable expenses include travel conference registration, lodging (not to exceed two nights), meals not included in the Tourism Conference program, and mileage to and from the conference. The scholarship is a stipend and is not intended to cover all costs associated with attending the conference.

Applicants must complete an application and include up to three typed pages of information with answers to the following: Statement of financial need; number of years they have attended the Nebraska Tourism Conference; statement explaining existing or future tourism organization/business; statement explaining how attending the Nebraska Tourism Conference will benefit them and/or their organization/business. In addition, applicants agree to provide a written summary to Visit North Platte detailing what they learned at the conference and how their tourism business/organization will benefit. Completed applications must be postmarked back to the Visit North Platte office by Friday, September 30, 2022.

When the application becomes available you will be able to download it below or pick up a copy by stopping at the Visitors Bureau at 101 Halligan Drive, calling 308-532-4729, or emailing Heather Jones.

Excellence In Tourism Awards

Information on the 2023 Excellence in Tourism Awards will be added as it becomes available.

A visitors’ experience in any destination is only as good as their interaction with the frontline employees they encounter. If our visitors have positive experiences with the people they encounter at our attractions, events, retail establishments, hotels and restaurants, they will see North Platte and Lincoln County as a warm and welcoming place and they will be predisposed to enjoy their time in our community – and to recommend a visit to their friends.

The Visit North Platte Excellence in Tourism Awards are geared towards promoting performance excellence within our tourism industry. These awards will recognize individuals and organizations which have demonstrated best practices and offer excellent customer service to our visitors. The awards will be announced during National Travel and Tourism Week annually in May.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Excellent Service within a Hotel, Restaurant, Retail Outlet, Event and Attraction; Volunteer of the Year; and Hero of Tourism.

Travel And Tourism Economic Statistics

Nebraska Travel and Tourism Economic Impact

Lincoln County Travel and Tourism Economic Impact


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