tourism http://kuer.org en Utah's Golf Industry Provides Larger Economic Impact Than Previously Thought http://kuer.org/post/utahs-golf-industry-provides-larger-economic-impact-previously-thought <p>As Governor Herbert declares May Utah Golf Month a <a href="http://www.golf2020.com/research/economic-impact-reports.aspx#Other Economic Impact Studiesreports" target="_blank">new report</a> also shows the industry has a larger than expected impact on the state’s economy.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:43:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45881 at http://kuer.org Utah's Golf Industry Provides Larger Economic Impact Than Previously Thought Utah Symphony to Tour the Mighty 5 http://kuer.org/post/utah-symphony-tour-mighty-5 <p>The Utah Symphony and Opera will be taking their show on the road this summer, pairing live classical music with Utah’s natural landscape. In a new partnership with the Office of Tourism, the Symphony announced Tuesday it will be offering free open-air concerts at Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks this August.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:38:50 +0000 Andrea Smardon 44909 at http://kuer.org Utah Symphony to Tour the Mighty 5 KUER News Pod: Thursday March 28, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-march-28-2013 <p>The Utah Tourism Office launches a new ad campaign, Utah gets its first non-profit health insurance cooperative, and state agencies begin creating air quality improvement plans.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85349487&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:07:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27030 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday March 28, 2013 Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign http://kuer.org/post/utah-launches-new-tourism-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah Office of Tourism launched a brand new regional ad campaign today to help promote the state’s five national parks.</span></p><p>The $3.1 million dollar campaign will include TV commercials in major western markets like Los Angeles, Denver, and San Francisco as well outdoor and digital advertisements. Governor Gary Herbert was on hand for the launch. He says tourism has and will continue to help Utah’s economy.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:04:23 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26979 at http://kuer.org Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign Governor, Outdoor Industry Share Vision http://kuer.org/post/governor-outdoor-industry-share-vision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Utah's governor has promised to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation in a vision statement that's just been released. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.outdoorindustry.org/">Outdoor Industry Association</a>, which sponsors Utah's largest trade shows twice a year, complained last summer that Utah's state government wasn't taking outdoor recreation seriously enough and threatened to move unless the issue got some attention. &nbsp;So Governor Gary Herbert assigned his Balanced Resources Council to sit down with industry leaders. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:05:57 +0000 Dan Bammes 23984 at http://kuer.org Governor, Outdoor Industry Share Vision Leigh von der Esch Retires as Managing Director of Utah Office of Tourism http://kuer.org/post/leigh-von-der-esch-retires-managing-director-utah-office-tourism <p>The managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, Leigh von der Esch is retiring after more the 28 years of public service. Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor's <a href="http://business.utah.gov/">Office of Economic Development</a> says von der Esch's dedication to promoting Utah is unmatched.</p><p>"At the core of Leigh von der Esch you have a deep commitment and a deep passion for the state and for promoting the state and all of its grandeur. And all of the incredible characteristics, the diversity of the culture and of the landscape," said Eccles.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:30:08 +0000 Bob Nelson 22879 at http://kuer.org Leigh von der Esch Retires as Managing Director of Utah Office of Tourism