The Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau recently was honored at the Iowa Tourism Conference with the prestigious People’s Choice Award.  “We are especially humbled and honored to receive this award because our travel peers in Iowa voted for us over six other choices,” said Kathy Fiscus, Director of Special Projects for the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented 12 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry during the 2012 Iowa Tourism Conference.

In addition to 11 award categories, conference attendees voted for the People’s Choice Award in seven categories: Outstanding Tourism Community, Outstanding Tourism Event/Festival, Outstanding Tourism Publication, Outstanding Niche Marketing Campaign, Outstanding Interactive Marketing Initiative, Outstanding Tourism Attraction and Outstanding Cooperative Partnership.

Tourism in Iowa generates more than $7 billion in expenditures, employs 63,400 people statewide and generates $328 million in state taxes. The Iowa Tourism Office is part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

For more information about Iowa tourism, visit:, call 800.345.IOWA or stop at any Iowa Welcome Center.