$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

2018 Priorities

  • Show that tourism is an economic generator for the State of Iowa.
  • Support IWILL – Iowa’s Water & Land Legacy Bill.
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Legislative Showcase

The Travel Federation of Iowa’s “This Is Iowa Legislative Showcase” will be held Tuesday, January 30 at the Animal Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.  The 2018 Showcase will offer an open floor plan with six designated areas for interaction with elected officials.

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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.