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Plan ahead to advertise in the Official Idaho Travel guide

The redesigned Idaho Travel Guide that hit the streets in January has received glowing reviews from potential visitors and industry partners. Make sure your business or destination is showcased in the next edition! Ad space reservations are due by September 6.
 

easy answers about lodging taxes

Register for a free session!

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
Dates:
Tuesday, June 18, 10 a.m. – noon
Boise or online
Register at: https://taxinglodging0618.eventbrite.com/?aff=IdTo
 
Tuesday, June 25, 10 a.m. – noon
Pocatello
Register at: https://taxinglodging0625.eventbrite.com/?aff=IdTo

 

travel trend: Micro gap

You may not have heard the term “micro gap” but you’ve most certainly taken your own version of this travel trend. A micro gap is an affordable and flexible alternative to a long vacation, with shorter, more frequent breaks throughout the year.
 
While the term originated in the UK from the travel tendencies of millennials who couldn’t afford taking gap years to experience the world, it has grown to include a larger group of travelers. A micro gap can give anyone who feels the pinch of their wallet or constraints of a busy work and family schedule a chance to break away for a few days and explore a new location near to home.

What are micro gap travelers looking for?

  • A full travel experience on a budget
  • Living in the moment and taking a last-minute trip
  • Discovering different pockets of their own state or region
  • Checking off bucket list travel experiences
 

What's Ahead for Idaho Tourism

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

 

Lodging Tax Collections

Lodging tax collections increased 5.5% over March 2018 with overall collections up 10.1% year over year.

Eyes on Idaho

Top States Requesting Idaho Travel Guides

March 2019: Washington, California, Idaho, Texas, Florida
 

Top Performing Travel Tips on VisitIdaho.org

 March 2019
  1. Seven Must Visit Idaho Hot Springs
  2. Thrills, Hills & All the Feels
  3. A Travel Guide to the Ultimate Idaho Road Trip
  4. Soak-Splash-Swim, Rinse & Repeat
  5. Five Beautiful Waterfront Campgrounds in Idaho
Check out Idaho Tourism Travel Tips, posted every Tuesday and Thursday, to find stories to help further your marketing message. Follow us on social @Visitidaho or click the links in the footer below.
 
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