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Utah State Flag Redesign

The Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, under the direction of Governor Cox and legislative leaders, has launched the “More Than A Flag” campaign to invite Utah residents to provide suggestions – ideas of colors and symbols or drawings of flag designs – for the state’s flag redesign process. 

Utahns can share their perspective of “how they see Utah” by either participating in the survey or by submitting their own flag design before April 30th, 2022.

International Market Insights Webinar

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Utah Office of Tourism representation firms for market insights, data, and education from Utah’s top inbound international markets. Learn from experts about Utah’s top inbound markets, consumer behaviors/sentiment, travel and booking behaviors, recovery forecasts/data, and how to welcome international visitors back to Utah. 

Markets include Germany, France, China, India, the UK, Australia, and Canada. 

France Webinar | February 7, 2022 | 9:30 am MST

Register in advance for this meeting:
France U.S. Commercial Service and the Utah Office of Tourism Market Insights Webinar
Save the date for the next webinar on China, held on March 1, 2022, at 5:00 pm MST.

State Scenic Byway Committee Vacancies

The State Scenic Byway Committee is looking for volunteers to fill several vacancies. The Committee is in need of three local elected officials representing counties, towns, or cities, as well as one individual representing the private business sector. The Committee meets quarterly and has the responsibility to designate new byways, review segmentation requests, and advise UOT on the promotion of scenic byways. Appointees may serve 2-year or 4-year terms. If you or anyone you know might be interested or a good fit please contact Flint Timmins

Utah Outdoor Recreation Grants

The 2022 Application Cycle for the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grants is now open! The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation offers grants that can support the building of trails and other recreation infrastructure projects throughout the state. Last year, $7.5 million in grant funding was awarded to communities across the state.

The 2022 Grant Cycle Application is open now through March 18, 2022, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Public Relations Update - Submit Story Ideas!

The UOT PR team continues to seek unique, inspiring story angles and destination news to share with national, regional and in-state media. We are accepting partner story idea submissions that align with our current monthly pitch topics. We are always interested in receiving long-lead story ideas including: "what’s new" (new attractions, hotel and restaurant openings, programming, etc), holiday/seasonal happenings and Forever Mighty® topics (programming, people, etc. that aim to educate visitors about responsible travel practices to minimize impacts on our state's cultural and natural resources).

View the 2022 UOT Pitch Calendar
Submit story ideas via this form  


Summary: Utah has a deep history with the women's suffrage movement. Many do not know: women in Utah were first granted the right to vote in 1870, decades before statehood. Today, women in Utah are exploring, innovating and shaping the future of Utah. #SheTravelsUtah is all about that journey—the reinvigorating girls trip, the life-affirming wilderness adventure, the power to unite family and community through business and service—and so much more.

Story thought starters:

  • Female business owners, adventure leaders and trailblazers exploring and shaping Utah 
  • Ultimate girls trip experiences led by female owners or leaders in the space
  • Unique historical happenings centered around #SheTravelsUtah

Please add Anna Loughridge (, our Public Relations Manager, to your distribution lists and submit your story ideas here.

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