The official 2016 Spring/Summer Nebraska Travel Guide is available to those looking to explore the state.
For the first time, the Nebraska Tourism Commission is producing two travel guides, instead of one, separating them into spring/summer and fall/winter.
“This change will allow travelers to see what’s going on in the state at the specific time they plan to visit,” said Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director, Kathy McKillip.
“The annual travel guide has served us well, but we hope to expand upon that. Two guides will provide more date targeted opportunities and show out-of-state tourists and Nebraskans that this is a great state to explore year-round,” she said.
The spring/summer guide is filled with photography of the state, information and is endorsed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
“On behalf of the people of Nebraska, I encourage you to explore our growing state, and we hope you enjoy everything it has to offer,” said Ricketts in a welcome letter at the front of the publication.
The guide is a tool for travel planning and also provides exposure to Nebraska’s amenities and attractions. Inside, travelers will find features on the state’s nationally acclaimed golf courses, western heritage, historical sites, music and sports venues, outdoor adventures and art museums/galleries.
It is also filled with a variety of listings for things to see and do, restaurants and places to stay, like campgrounds, bed and breakfasts and hotels.
The calendar section of the travel guide gives a highlight list of events going on across the state.
“Even though trends show the growing popularity of mobile apps and online searches, the physical printed guide still is very popular and in many cases an educational piece as well,” said McKillip.
Here are the top 10 states requesting Travel Guides in 2015: Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Iowa and Florida.