Articles tagged “iowa”

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Tim Gallagher, Associated Press

Forget about treehouses, igloos or glamping. Grain bin cabins in Iowa are redefining the local hospitality trend in the U.S. Midwest. We've told you that travel trends cannot be siloed, but this may be the exception.

2 years ago

Iowa’s Governor Pitches New Tourism Plan, Then Goes to Arizona on Vacation

Iowa’s Governor Pitches New Tourism Plan, Then Goes to Arizona on Vacation

Rod Boshart, The Gazette

Saying this is bad timing is being generous. But then again, after 20 years as governor you'd likely be sick of sticking around come vacation time, too.

5 years ago

Iowa Town Closes Prison with Plans to Turn It into a Tourist Attraction

Iowa Town Closes Prison with Plans to Turn It into a Tourist Attraction

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press

Turning sites of once unpleasant events into tourist attractions is becoming a more common way for towns to attract tourism dollars and change the the public's perception of the the destination.

5 years ago

Iowa’s curious decision to promote tourism with tractor-trailer billboards

Iowa’s curious decision to promote tourism with tractor-trailer billboards

Associated Press

The decision to spend $50,000 on images that will be quickly seen on the highway seems outdated when targeted Internet marketing would give the state more creativity to attract the right kind of visitor.

6 years ago