Omaha, Nebraska 2021-10-28 15:48:46 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Every year, people cross Nebraska looking for new sights and experiences that Cornhusker must offer. This year, a record number of people did just that, according to an announcement from the Nebraska Tourism Board.
Heartland Journey: Nebraska Passport Program in progress
The Commission said: “The 2021 Nebraska Passport Program brought a record number of people to all 70 locations. This year’s program was 1,314. Passport championPassports support Nebraska’s tourist destinations and small businesses while encouraging Nebraska and tourists to collect stamps and travel throughout the state to win prizes. The program took place from May 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. “
John Rix, Managing Director of the Nebraska Tourism Board, said: “Passports continue to encourage Nebraskas to travel throughout the state, spread tourism costs, and provide travelers with destinations from out-of-state ideas.”
Some statistics from this year’s program:
- From the submitted passport, 195,441 stamps were collected.
- The average number of stamps per participant was 31.
- Participants included residents from 399 Nebraska communities and 37 states.
- Passport participants ranged in age from 5 months to 93 years.
- Participants submitted more than 850 travel stories Nebraskapassport.com
For those who have completed all 70 stops in 2021, a monthly box from Omaha Steak, a week-long combo meal from Runza, a two-night, three-time stay at several Nebraska Games and Parks facilities, etc. Was included in the prize.
According to a 2019 survey, the program generated $ 23.7 million in travel expenses in Nebraska and $ 1.9 million in state and local taxes. For every $ 1 invested by the Nebraska Tourism Board, traveler spending generated $ 150 and collected $ 12.30 as a tax.
Next year, more stops may occur as the Nebraska Tourism Board is currently accepting applications for the 2022 program. For more information Nebraska Passport Website.. According to the site, “Registration and participation in the Nebraska Passport Program is free.”
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