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Catch Greater Des Moines Hidden Gems

Market Focus: Culinary and Agritourism
Sept. 27–30, 2017


Des Moines is the perfect group travel destination and a best kept secret of the Midwest. Experience eateries made famous on TV and learn about the impact central Iowa makes on the world. We want your taste buds to experience what Greater Des Moines is made of. A city with flavor. And a city with a food scene that is heating up! Attendees will also see the entire process starting with the agriculture and science behind the food while in Ames.

If you’re interested in applying to join the PDT, please submit your application before June 30, 2017.

More details & how to apply

The fine print

This PDT is open to tour operator members of NTA and applicants must be approved by the Greater Des Moines CVB.  Cost to participate is $175 which must be paid to NTA.

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