More than 39 million travelers visit the Granite State every year, generating approximately $5.5 billion in spending. Tourism has long been New Hampshire's second largest industry, employing 67,600 and generating $59.6 million in Rooms and Meals Tax revenue annually.
The New Hampshire Travel Council was formed in 1974 to help protect the interests of the visitor industry in New Hampshire. In addition to advocacy, the Travel Council focuses on communication and education. Each year the Travel Council produces the Governor's Conference on Tourism, designed to bring New Hampshire's tourism industry together to share best practices, explore new ideas and network with colleagues. During the conference we present the Annual Travel Council Awards to individuals and businesses for significant achievements in the industry and The Loonie Awards! Celebrating the Best of the Best in Tourism Promotion.
Throughout the year members connect at roundtable sessions held at various locations around the state. The Travel Council publishes a quarterly e-newsletter and, during the legislative session, issues updates to members about legislation that may impact the state's visitor industry.
We invite you to join us as we work together to safeguard the future of New Hampshire's tourism industry.