11C: Regional Policy Collaboration + Advocacy
Informed by research and community representation, convene regional destination organizations and tourism industry leaders to coordinate public policy needs. This cohort should develop a unified voice to advocate for them, including development of a broader, more sustainable tourism funding model to propel economic growth, jobs, and quality of place.
Value to the CommunityTourism organizations may not be traditional voices for policy advocacy, but as the organizations devoted to selling the quality of life of a place and understanding the user experience, they can offer a unique perspective of what residents and visitors desire. Further, funding models are subject to economic highs and lows, leaving few resources available when economic slumps need them the most.
Value to the Hospitality IndustryRegional coordination of public policy needs ensures policies among these regional communities reflect the economic activity, which occurs regardless of political and administrative boundaries. Such collaboration can also help minimize market cannibalizations from one community to another with no overarching regional benefit. Further, funding models are subject to economic highs and lows, leaving few resources available when economic slumps need them the most.
Visit Indy (Lead)
- Partnerships Under Development
- Anderson Madison County Visitors Bureau
- Boone County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Festival Country Indiana
- Hamilton County Tourism
- Hancock County Tourism Commission
- Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association
- Indiana State Festival Association
- Indiana Tourism Association
- Indiana Independent Venue Alliance
- Indy Chamber
- Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau
- Visit Hendricks County
- Visit Morgan County