DES MOINES, Iowa (April 20, 2022) – Catch Des Moines was recognized at the 2022 Iowa Tourism Awards for Outstanding Event for Dew Tour. The awards were presented this afternoon at the annual Iowa Tourism Conference luncheon held at Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized for work within the travel industry, but it's extra special to be acknowledged by our peers in our home state,” said Catch Des Moines President and CEO Greg Edwards. “In the face of some trying times the past couple of years, we’ve been able to safely host huge, morale-boosting events.”

Outstanding Event was awarded to Dew Tour (which Catch Des Moines landed), one of the most exciting and buzz-worthy events of 2021. A nationally televised (NBC) audience watched more than 300 of the world’s best skaters, representing 45 different countries, christen the new Lauridsen Skatepark. This Dew Tour also had the unique designation serving as the only U.S.-based Olympic qualifying event.

The Iowa Tourism Conference brings together travel and tourism industry representatives from across the state for education and networking among tourism professionals.

About Catch Des Moines
Catch Des Moines is the official destination marketing organization promoting and representing Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers and meeting/sports planners. Our focus is to increase visitors to the metro and elevate the visitor experience to drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in the 15 local Greater Des Moines communities we represent. For more information, visit