$502.3 million

state and local tax revenue


69,500 Iowa jobs

supported directly by visitor spending


$8.23 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

2018 Priorities

  • Strengthen and enforce lodging tax legislation.
  • Fund the Iowa Tourism Office.
  • Maintain the August 23 school start date.
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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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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.