Articles tagged “indiana”

Indiana City Is One of the Hottest Short-Term Rental Markets in the U.S.

Indiana City Is One of the Hottest Short-Term Rental Markets in the U.S.

Jeff Parrott, Associated Press

Rather than dislike short-term rentals, South Bend's tourism officials welcome them. Officials in other cities may want to note how rentals are bringing in far more people to this county, and they are spending their money there on weekends in amounts that seemingly was impossible before.

8 months ago

Indiana Tourism Gains an Underground Railroad National Historic Site

Indiana Tourism Gains an Underground Railroad National Historic Site

Danielle Grady, Associated Press

Indiana's few national parks aren't blockbusters. A new federally recognized historic site -- and any associated funding -- could help strengthen the state's offerings, which are heavy on agri-tourism.

12 months ago

Indiana’s Disney of Agritourism Attraction Is Getting Even Bigger

Indiana’s Disney of Agritourism Attraction Is Getting Even Bigger

Joseph S. Pete, Associated Press

We thought the "agricultural Disney" was Epcot, but (like the theme park in Orlando) this Indiana attraction is smart to be capitalizing on renewed interest in food and its sources. If visitors already come for an up-close look at pork and dairy farming, they'll likely return for additional specialized activities — and possibly even stay overnight if there's an on-site hotel.

1 year ago

Massive Gamers’ Convention Still May Leave Indianapolis Over LGBT Laws

Massive Gamers’ Convention Still May Leave Indianapolis Over LGBT Laws

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

Taking a principled stand is never a bad idea.

3 years ago

Indiana May Drop ‘Honest to Goodness’ Slogan After Anti-Gay Law Backlash

Indiana May Drop ‘Honest to Goodness’ Slogan After Anti-Gay Law Backlash

Associated Press

We were never fans of the slogan, but we'd rather not see Indiana's tourism officials forced to deal with the mistakes of their state's idiot politicians.

3 years ago

Indiana Tourism Gets an Extra $1 Million to Address Discrimination Fallout

Indiana Tourism Gets an Extra $1 Million to Address Discrimination Fallout

Ken Kusmer, Associated Press

Outside of conventions, Indiana was already a hard sell. Not sure if $1 million will make it any easier.

3 years ago

Gogobot Warns Travelers to Indiana About State’s New ‘Freedom’ Law

Gogobot Warns Travelers to Indiana About State’s New ‘Freedom’ Law

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Indiana and Arkansas, which passed a similar law today, should call up Arizona and ask what happened when the travel industry began boycotting the state because of regressive laws.

3 years ago

The U.S.’s Largest Airport Solar Farm Is Now Online

The U.S.’s Largest Airport Solar Farm Is Now Online

Associated Press

Nothing but a really smart use of lots of open space that other airports can easily replicate.

3 years ago

Indiana’s Tourism Industry Is Powered by Thousands of Small Business Owners

Indiana’s Tourism Industry Is Powered by Thousands of Small Business Owners

Traci Moyer, The Herald Bulletin

Indiana isn't the first destination that comes to mind when discussing American hotspots, but it still caters to a local and regional market providing jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to thousands.

4 years ago

New Indianapolis to San Francisco Flights Fill Up with Tech Employees and Entrepreneurs

New Indianapolis to San Francisco Flights Fill Up with Tech Employees and Entrepreneurs

Associated Press

New nonstop routes between cities are introduced on potential demand, but it takes a few months to find out whether flyers will materialize to fill up seats.

4 years ago

Indianapolis Has First U.S. Bikeshare Named After a Sports Team

Indianapolis Has First U.S. Bikeshare Named After a Sports Team

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bikeshares across the U.S. don't compete with one another since locals and visitors will use whichever is in their destination, but creative branding could impact its pickup within the local community.

4 years ago

Small U.S. Towns Turn to Social Media to Help Drive Tourism

Small U.S. Towns Turn to Social Media to Help Drive Tourism

Elizabeth Beilman, Associated Press

Southern Indiana is focused on a drive market and therefore has the ability to target its message to a specific traveler. Keeping track of local memes and news will help the brand become more relevant to local weekend travelers.

4 years ago