If you're just now thinking about registering for the 1991 Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation April 15-17 in St. George, you're too late.

Jim Ash, director of the Dixie Center where many of the events will be held, said registration has exceeded the available spots for the first time in the conference's history.He considers the conference the most important tourism and recreation meeting of the year, and nearly everyone involved in these two industries attends to learn of the new trends in tourism and discuss ways of attracting travelers. Each year a different area of the state is highlighted, and Ash is excited to show off Color Country.

Included in the conference will be seminars and informal round table discussions in the Dixie Center. Field trips will be available ranging from golfing, archaeological sites and tours to Zion National Park and Green Valley. A highlight of the conference will be the dedication of three national back country byways and a multimedia Grand Circle presentation at the O. C. Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale.