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Online registration is open for the 9th annual Utah Tourism Conference, set at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo May 15-17.

The conference, which will coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week, is co-sponsored by the Utah Office of Tourism and the Utah Tourism Industry Coalition.

The event will present an opportunity for those in the tourism industry to learn about new trends, technologies and ideas, said Sara Toliver, president and CEO of the Ogden/Weber Convention & Visitors Bureau and chair of the UTIC's tourism conference committee.

The agenda includes sessions on domestic and international marketing, research trends, public relations, social media, a legislative update and other topics.

Individual registration is $175. Two or more representatives from the same organization can register for $150 per person. Student registration is $50.

For conference information or to register visit, call UTIC at 801-505-5266 or contact the Utah Office of Tourism at or at 801-538-1900.

Entries and nominations also are being accepted for the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame awards and the 7th Annual Utah Tourism Marketing and Advertising Contest. The awards will be presented during the conference. The deadline for the Hall of Fame nominations is April 6. Details are onine at

The marketing and advertising contest is accepting entries for the best promotional efforts through April 19. The entry fee is $25 for up to four entries in the categories of print, broadcast, Web and special promotions. Go to for more information, or contact Rebecca Katz at the Utah Office of Tourism at

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