$507.1 million

state and local tax revenue


69,600 Iowa jobs

supported directly by visitor spending


$8.5 billion

annual Iowa Tourism impact



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

About TFI

2019 Priorities

  • Strengthen and enforce the lodging tax.
  • Invest in funding for the Iowa Tourism Office and tourism marketing.
  • Support Iowa’s current August 23 school start date.
Take Action

Legislative Showcase

Join us at this year’s #ThisIsIowa Legislative Showcase held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Iowa State Fairgrounds (Elwell Family Food Center). Share with legislators the impact tourism makes on the State of Iowa.

More Information

Total tax revenue generated by domestic travel increased 7.6% from 2015 to 2016.

The average length of stay for travelers to Iowa is 3.5 days.

Tourism impact has increased 2% from 2015.

164,000 international travelers visited Iowa in 2016.