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Apparently Boise is really in Vogue…

Vogue Magazine today came out with an article on the “10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017,” and amid such exotic locales as Oman, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, there’s a single U.S. destination included: Idaho. “Idaho is having a moment,” the magazine says. “The capital, Boise," is "quietly setting itself up to be one of America’s most desirable...

Eye on Boise: Idaho investigating possible campaign finance violations

Chief Deputy Idaho Secretary of State Tim Hurst says the Secretary of State’s office will be looking into an apparent attempt to evade campaign finance limits by Idaho Falls businessman Doyle Beck, who gave a series of $1,000 contributions to legislative candidate M.C. “Chick” Heileson from six related companies that Beck owns.

Spike in Idaho tourism drives 13% jump in state lodging taxes

Idaho is on track to collect a record-high in lodging taxes this year as the state sees a spike in tourism. The collections are up 13 percent this year and expected to grow more next year as new hotels open; tourism is Idaho's third-largest industry, behind agriculture and technology...

Silverwood’s Paul Norton to lead Idaho Travel Council

When Paul Norton was 10, 11 and 12 years old, he didn’t mind the duties he and his brothers were assigned for the family business: Go on family trips to amusement parks around the country and ride the rides, all in the name of research. Their dad, Gary Norton, was in the process of designing and developing Silverwood Theme Park in North Idaho, where Paul is now general manager. “He liked to watch us, see how we reacted to the ride,” the younger Norton recalled, including rides at places like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. “It was awesome – I know it was the best gig.”

Check out Idaho 3-D

BOISE – With one of the lowest budgets for promoting tourism among states – but with a $3 billion tourist industry seen as key to the state’s ailing economy – Idaho is turning to high-tech tools and tricks to help market the state. The state’s Division of Tourism is beta-testing a new technology from a Sandpoint firm that enables prospective visitors to virtually fly over the state, checking out attractions, lodging and scenery along the route as they go.