The annual Indiana Tourism Conference kicks off Monday in West Lafayette. The event, which runs through Wednesday, will include the newly-created Indiana Tourism Awards and networking opportunities for more than 150 tourism leaders from throughout the state.
The conference, formerly known as the Hoosier Hospitality Conference, also will include educational sessions on various topics, including public relations, sales and marketing and tourism. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, the destination marketing organization for Tippecanoe County, will host the event.
"Our community is very proud and excited to be hosting the first ITC at Purdue University," said Jo Wade, president of Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette. "This conference contains a full schedule of outstanding speakers, great networking opportunities and the new tourism awards letting everyone know the wonderful tourism marketing being done in Indiana."
The Indiana Tourism Association, which manages the conference, says the Indiana Tourism Awards will "recognize excellence and creativity in the areas of visitor guides, digital marketing campaigns and websites."