$466.7 million

state tax revenue, up 25% from 2014


67,400 Iowa jobs

supported directly by visitor spending


$8.1 billion

spent annually by visitors



The Travel Federation of Iowa (TFI) is a statewide, grassroots organization dedicated to growing Iowa’s tourism industry through advocacy and education.


About TFI

2017 Priorities

  • $2 million of Iowa Lottery profits appropriated to fund Iowa Tourism marketing efforts.
  • Establishment of a Tourism Reserve Fund to be reinvested each year in tourism marketing.


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District Leaders

District leaders are tourism advocates that volunteer to be the Travel Federation of Iowa’s primary contact for elected officials in a legislative district.


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On average, each domestic travel dollar produced 5.8 cents in tax revenue for Iowa's state government.

On the average, every $119.626 spent by domestic travelers in Iowa directly supported one job in 2015.

Research shows that nearly one-third of new residents first visited their communities as tourists.

Each domestic travel dollar produced 1.4 cents for local tax coffers.