August 21, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota
August 21, 2014 Newsletter
It’s that time of year and we are already pitching ideas to media for 2015 and looking for “What’s New” in your area. This can include expansions to existing attractions, milestones or new events. Please send your ideas along with images if possible to Kim Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are wondering what we are looking for, here is an example of last year’s pitch document.
North Dakota Tourism tracks visitors and spending trends and reports finding to its partners in several ways, including quarterly visitation statistics and annual reports. Click here for details of second quarter 2014.
The Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau is the latest addition to the Rocky Mountain International family. The group helps market North Dakota to international destinations and the partnership allows Bismarck-Mandan more access to the overseas market.
The number of anglers buying fishing licenses in North Dakota continues to increase, as 2013-14 is the second consecutive year a new record for license sales has been established. Statistics compiled by the Game and Fish Department revealed more than 219,000 fishing licenses were sold last year, an increase of 1,000 from 2012-13. A record total of 160,100 resident and 59,300 nonresident fishing licenses were sold last year.
Cannonball Company of Regent took its message to the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport with the help of a Tourism marketing grant. The 11x7-foot backlit ad was up in July in time for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and will be up through the remainder of August and September. The ad board can be found in the G Concourse.
- Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1.
- The first phase of the U.S. Hwy 85 four-lane project, from Watford City to south of Alexander, is open. Work to continue along Hwy 85 to Williston.
- Western North Dakota’s first Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli opens in Williston.