The Nebraska Tourism Commission today announced 23 tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $125,000 for entities across the state. Grant funds are used to promote attractions and activities in Nebraska.
Online PR News – 17-April-2013 – The Nebraska Tourism Commission today announced 23 tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $125,000 for entities across the state. Grant funds are used to promote attractions and activities in Nebraska.
“The grant program helps Nebraska communities spread the word about what Nebraska has to offer potential travelers,” said Nebraska Tourism Director Kathy McKillip. Funding for tourism marketing grants comes from revenue generated by the state lodging tax. Proposals came from 68 applicants requesting nearly $500,000 in funding.
Grant recipients include:
Lincolns Abbott Sports Complex: $6,000 for magazine advertising
Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau: $7,500 for photo library enhancements
Calamus Outfitters, Destination Central Nebraska Marketing Campaign: $9,385 for radio advertising
Ravenna Economic Development Corporations Revamp MyRavenna: $4,500 for website enhancement
Museum of Nebraska Art, Cultural Destination Kearney Marketing Campaign: $4,800 for radio and newspaper advertising
Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfasts, the NABB Way to Stay Awareness Campaign: $5,593.75 for photography, videography and website enhancements
Brownville Concert Series: $3,900 for radio advertising
Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, I Love Valley County Video: $7,750 for video production
Friends of Lewis & Clark Bicentennials Welcome to Lewis & Clark Country Campaign: $10,000 for newspaper advertising
Cherry County Tourism: $6,667 for website enhancements
Southwest Nebraska Resource, Conservation and Development Districts promotion of Prairie Chicken Dance Tours: $3,515 for website development, brochures, banner advertising and magazine advertising
Omahas Love of Art and Music Festival: $2,500 for television advertising
Strategic Air & Space Museum ExploreBoard Marketing: $6,282 for ExploreBoards
Boys Towns Central Nebraska Family Focus Program: $9,601.62 for newspaper advertising, billboards and website enhancement
Nebraska City Museum Association: $2,000 for brochures
Burt County Economic Development, Marketing Summit Lake Recreation Area and Burt County: $2,025 for newspaper advertising and brochures
Kearney Visitors Bureau: $10,000 for website development
Kool-Aid Days 2013 Out-of-State Spring Marketing Campaign: $8,120 for billboards and digital advertising
Gerings Legacy of the Plains: $2,310 for logo design and website development
Beatrices Homestead Days 2013: $3,000 for television advertising
Burtons Bend Music Festival in Holbrook: $2,500 for television advertising
David Citys Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Public Awareness Campaign: $5,000 for radio, television and newspaper advertising
North Platte Convention and Visitors Bureau: $2,038 for marketing banners
The Nebraska Tourism Department coordinates tourism materials for all major attractions in the state of Nebraska. Among these include the Nebraska Game & Parks attractions as well as historical tourism spots throughout the state. It is also a great resource for Nebraska Hotels and Nebraska Restaurants.