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Last chance to Complete the Hospitality Training Needs Survey

We need your input by April 15!

During the 2018 and 2019 statewide Tourism Tours we received feedback that destinations could benefit from hospitality training. In response, Idaho Tourism is participating in a Hospitality Training Needs Assessment survey in cooperation with the Clearwater Economic Development Association in Region 2. We encourage you to share your opinion of current hospitality training needs by completing the short, online survey by April 15. We estimate the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your participation!

Please Note: On question #15 you will notice a specific reference to North Central Idaho. Please ignore the reference to location and complete question #15 in its entirety as it relates to your business/location. Thank you!


easy answers about lodging taxes

Are you a lodging provider in Idaho who wants to know how to charge and pay taxes correctly? Join the Idaho State Tax Commission and the Small Business Association (SBA) for this free class where you'll learn:
  • The basics of sales and use tax, travel and convention tax, and auditorium district tax
  • What to include in the sales price, and what to leave out
  • Understanding exemptions and when they're valid
  • How to find resources
  • How to analyze the health of your business
  • Small-business growth strategies
Tuesday, June 18 10 a.m. – noon
Boise or Online
Register at:
Tuesday, June 25 10 a.m. – noon
Register at:


Idaho craft beer month

Submit your April events for Idaho Craft Beer Month!

Idaho Craft Beer Month returns for the third year in April 2019! This month-long celebration of craft beer acknowledges all the partners, including breweries, producers, distributors and restaurants, that make this industry thrive in Idaho and encourages beer lovers to visit local breweries and experience Idaho craft beer. 

If you are a member of the craft beer industry, join in the April festivities by hosting events or participating in official Idaho Craft Beer Month events, like Pints Up Idaho. Other events can be submitted here.

Destinations, Chambers of Commerce, Regional Travel organizations and anyone in the tourism industry can help by elevating the local activities on social media using the official hashtag #pintsupidaho and letting visitors know what's happening when you chat with them.

What's Ahead for Idaho Tourism

International Round-Up
April 30-May 1, 2019 | Spearfish, SD
This event is sold out but anyone interested is encouraged to get on the wait list.  Visit the website for more information or contact Nancy Richardson.

Idaho Travel Council Meeting & Grant Presentations
May 7-8, 2019 | Lincoln Auditorium, Idaho Capitol Building | Boise, ID

Idaho Travel Council Meeting & Grant Awards
July 29-30, 2019 | Twin Falls, ID

Idaho Travel Council Meeting
October 21, 2019 | Sun Valley, ID

Save the Date! ICORT 2019
Idaho Conference on Recreation & Tourism - October 22-24, 2019
Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley


Eyes on Idaho

Top States Requesting Idaho Travel Guides

February 2019: California, Texas, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin and Idaho tied for 5th.

Top Performing Travel Tips on

February 2019
  1. Seven Must Visit Idaho Hot Springs
  2. Your Guide to an Idaho Hot Springs Road Trip
  3. Thrills, Hills & All the Feels
  4. 5 Family-Friendly Snowshoe Trails Near Boise
  5. 6 Unique Idaho Foods to Fill Your Belly
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