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   From the Managing Director

Leigh von der Esch September was a busy month, beginning after Labor Day with a UOT Board Meeting in Green River. Additionally, several of us had an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. (Joel Racker of UTIC and Utah Valley CVB, Nan Anderson of UTIC, Brian Merrill of UTIC and Utah's Guides and Outfitters, Nathan Rafferty of Ski Utah, Scott Beck of Visit Salt Lake) to attend U.S. Travel Meetings.

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In This Issue...
From the Managing Director
40th Edition of Utah Scenic Calendar Available Online
Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway Wins Nat'l Award
20th Anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise'
TRIPinfo.com: New Survey Reveals Leisure Trends
Utah In The News
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2012 Utah Scenic Calendar   2012 Utah Scenic Calendar Celebrates 40 years
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  The Utah Office of Tourism has released for sale its 2012 Utah 'Life Elevated' Official Scenic Calendar. Now in its 40th year, the annual award-winning publication highlights many of Utah's iconic destinations, outdoor activities, and events through its stunning photography and award-winning graphic design. The calendar also features a greeting by Governor Gary R. Herbert.
     A photo of iconic Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, taken by accomplished Utah photographer Scott T. Smith, was selected as the cover image. Many other Utah destinations are featured throughout the calendar, including all five national parks, many of Utah's state parks, national monuments, ski resorts, national forests, Temple Square, and various outdoor activities.

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Flaming-Gorge Uintas National Scenic Byway Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway Wins National Award

The Flaming Gorge - Uintas National Scenic Byway received a 2011 Scenic Byway Award for the "Moose Pond Byway Improvements" project in the Visitor Experience category on August 24 at the National Scenic Byways 2011 Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
     Visitors now have a safe and accessible route to the water at the popular Moose Pond destination along the Flaming Gorge Uintas National Scenic Byway in northeastern Utah. The community-supported project created a nature trail, barrier-free fishing points, interpretive signs and accessible picnic areas.

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Thelma & Louise Utah Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise'

Movie screenings and vacation deals are being offered in Utah to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning movie Thelma & Louise. Although the setting for the film is a fictional route between Arkansas and the Grand Canyon, the movie was filmed almost entirely in the states of Utah and California. Utah locations included Moab, Arches National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park, the site of the final scene. The movie's 20th anniversary edition debuted on Blu-ray in February.

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TRIPinfo.com TRIPinfo.com: New Survey Reveals Leisure Trends

Make today matter: that's the mantra of today's resourceful and increasingly experiential travelers, according to the newly released Ypartnership/ Harrison Group 2011 Portrait of American TravelersSM
     This national survey of just over 2,500 adults tracks the emerging travel habits, preferences and intentions of American leisure travelers and provides valuable insights into the motivations that guide their planning and purchasing behavior.

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   In The News
 
KSTU Fox 13
Utah tourism highlighted in seminar
KCPW
Tourism Heads Talk Funding, Security at Annual Conf.
Standard Examiner
Salt Lake hosts tourism conference
KSL.com
Travel industry can teach us about promotion
USA Today
In Utah: 20 years since 'Thelma & Louise'
Outside Magazine
50 Best Places to Work: Amer Sports, Skullcandy, USANA listed
Salt Lake Tribune
State puts tourism funding into 28 local promotions
Wall Street Journal
Where the Action Is: Ogden
Wall Street Journal
You Want to Eat Where? Hell's Backbone Grill, Boulder
Salt Lake Tribune
Travel leader: Ease restrictions on foreigners
Salt Lake Tribune
Film studio for Park City still on the drawing board
Budget Travel
5 Classic American Drives: Southern Utah
Salt Lake Tribune
Scenery abounds in official 2012 state calendar
Market Watch
Taubman Announces 20 New-to-the-Market Retailers Coming to City Creek Center
Budget Travel (slideshow)
Fall Foliage: Timpanogos #1, Zion #4, Cedar City #13
Salt Lake Tribune
Geena Davis to attend SLC 'Thelma & Louise' screening
Let's Ride UTA.com
Salt Lake to Park City Bus Service to Begin Oct. 3
KSL (video)
City Creek retailers announced
Main Street Journal
Jet Service to Cedar City announced
RV Life Magazine
Traveling in Utah
Deseret News
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visits Utah

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