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Indiana Tourism Association Announces Inaugural Award Winners
Updated March 22, 2017 6:29 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The inaugural Indiana Tourism Awards, presented by Midwest Living, were awarded during their conference in West Lafayette.

On Tuesday, March 14th, Bloomington was awarded with Best Leisure Travel Promotion and Best Visitor Guide.

The awards honor tourism businesses who are creative, innovative and maximize the dollars invested. The winners were as follows:

  • Best Cooperative Partnership - Visit Hendricks County
  • Best Digital Marketing (Marketing Budgets under $300,000) - Steuben County Tourism Bureau
  • Best Digital Marketing (Marketing Budgets over $300,000) - Blue Gate Hospitality
  • Best Event/Festival (Marketing Budgets under $300,000) - 8th Annual Great Lake Grand Prix; Visit Michigan City LaPorte
  • Best Event/Festival (Marketing Budgets over $300,000) - Bicentennial Torch Relay; Indiana Office of Tourism Development
  • Best Leisure Travel Promotion - Visit Bloomington
  • Best Visitor Guide (Marketing Budgets under $300,000) - Indiana Dunes Tourism
  • Best Visitor Guide (Marketing Budgets over $300,000) - Visit Bloomington
  • Best Tourism Website (Marketing Budgets under $300,000) - Spencer County Tourism Bureau
  • Best Tourism Website (Marketing Budgets over $300,000) - Visit Fort Wayne
  • Indiana Tourism Association Member of the Year - Jo Wade, Visit Lafayette West Lafayette

The Indiana Tourism Conference brings together more than 150 tourism leaders from around the state for networking and educational sessions over a three-day period.

The Indiana Tourism Association's mission is advocating the value of tourism in Indiana and supporting the best practices of its members. Established in 1980, the association partners with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Association of Indiana Restaurant and Lodging and other statewide associations to support tourism investment and promotion as an economic contributor to the state.

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