Members of the Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition met Friday at the Gering Civic Center.
The new chairman of the coalition is Scotts Bluff County Area Visitors Bureau Director Brenda Leisy, who is just beginning a new two year term. The coalition represents officials from 20 counties and Leisy says their main goal is building the Journey to Western Nebraska official travel guide.
Leisy said, “It is still one of the most popular and first travel guides to fly off the shelves every year. That is something we are very proud of, A lot of blood, sweat and tears goes into choosing covers, finding advertisers and finding stories we want to use to share out part of the world with everyone else.”
The coalition was considering a request for proposals from qualified publishers to produce the 2020,2021, and 20122 magazines. The coalition also represents the area at many regional travel shows as well.