Honoring a tourism director that has clearly influenced the obvious and measurable improvement of a state’s "travel and tourism profile" with his/her leadership. Each year, such success is measured in relationship to the amount of money and staff that the director has at his/her disposal.
Candidates are nominated by other state tourism directors and a slate of three finalists is presented for selection by ballot. Call for nominations is typically in May/June.
For more information on nominating a State Tourism Director, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the 2017 State Tourism Director of the Year
Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Office of Tourism
2016 State Tourism Director of the Year
Utah Office of Tourism, Film & Global Branding
2015 State Tourism Director of the Year
Explore Minnesota Tourism
2014 State Tourism Director of the Year
South Dakota Department of Tourism
2013 State Tourism Director of the Year
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
2012 State Tourism Director of the Year
Wyoming Office of Tourism