August 18, 2016, North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

 

Travel Updates
Tell Me Something Good
Group Travel Expert Tips
Join the Roundup
Take Advantage of Fall Travel
Tourism by the Numbers

 

Travel Updates

 

'Tell Me Something Good'

Just like radio host Bobby Bones, we want to hearfrom you - testimonials, stats, growth, new and exciting news to share with other partners. Email your fun facts to Scooter Pursley at jpursley@nd.gov. Here's something good:

  • Visitation to North Dakota's major attractions was up 22% in the second quarter of 2016
  • WCCO out of Minneapolis was in Medora filming segments for its "Life to the Max" show. The crew filmed four segments.

 

Group Travel Expert Tips

 Group Tour Media’s “On Tour" shares SYTA’s Student and Youth Digest and article “Six Ways to Catch Boomers." Click here for more information from On Tour.

 

Join the Roundup

International Roundup 2017 will be in Bismarck for the first time, May 3-5, 2017. For more than 20 years, Rocky Mountain International has hosted international buyers/tour operators who specialize in selling the Real America region. Roundup offers a chance to enhance the product base and knowledge of the region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Registration is filling fast. Let's make the first Roundup in North Dakota a success. Sign up now! Click here to register.

 

Take Advantage of Fall Travel

With the turning of the leaves and kids heading back to school, it’s a sure sign fall is on its way. Which means a slowdown, right? Not so fast!

Many segments of the travel sector love to travel in the fall. Many international guests travel to the region because flights get cheaper and are more available. The weather is still nice.  The lines, though never that long, seem to become non-existent. There are seniors that assist in taking care of grandchildren during the summer, so as the kids head back to school, grandpa and grandma hit the road.

Fall is festival season as well, from pumpkin patches, apple picking and tailgating to the United Tribes International Powwow and the Norsk Høstfest. Please keep the welcome mat out for a few more weeks, you never know who might stop by.

 

Tourism by the Numbers

Segments of the tourism industry continue to show steady growth, including national parks (up 34%), major attractions (up 22%), state parks (up 7%), Website page views (up 5%) and Website unique page views (up 2%). Click here for the latest reports.