As we reflect on events of the last seven months, we have asked ourselves if there is a continued role for Save Nevada Tourism.
Here’s what we observe as we consider the question. Nevada’s state budget remains pressured by the continued economic downturn and uncertainty about the future. The 2009 Legislature used a number of one time monies - state and federal - along with various other short term strategies to “balance” the state budget. If the economy continues to be weak, it is possible there will be more cuts imposed on the Nevada Commission on Tourism during the interim between Legislative sessions or during the 2011 session. We also observe that not everyone understands that marketing Nevada is an investment in generating revenue, not just an expenditure of funds.
During the 2009 session, thanks to your interest and support we established a significant statewide network for interactive communications in support of Nevada’s number one industry. We believe that to save and sustain Nevada tourism for the long-term, we must remain educated, vigilant and action-oriented. Accordingly, as ad hoc volunteers, we plan to continue our communication, education and advocacy efforts through the vehicle of Save Nevada Tourism. We hope that each of you will remain actively engaged with these efforts.
Your Input Requested
We recently sat down with new NCOT Director Dann Lewis and Deputy Director Steve Woodbury. As you recall, one of the first tourism budget casualties was the 2008 “Governor’s Conference on Tourism.” NCOT is seeking input on how to structure future conferences. Please review the short series of questions and provide your input. We will tabulate your responses and forward the cumulative data to NCOT to assist in their budgeting and planning process.
If you have any feedback for those of us participating on the Save Nevada Tourism Organizing Committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save Nevada Tourism is a group of concerned citizens that support the tourism efforts of the State of Nevada. All work is donated. We are not associated with the Nevada Commission on Tourism or any other State or local organization.
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