August 21, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

August 21, 2014 Newsletter

New for 2015
Tourism by the Numbers
Bismarck-Mandan CVB Partners with RMI 
Record Year for Fishing Licenses
Marketing Dollars at Work
Travel Update 
 

New for 2015

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 ksschmidt@nd.gov.  If you are wondering what we are looking for, here is an example of last year’s pitch document
 

Tourism by the Numbers

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.
 

Bismarck-Mandan CVB Partners with RMI

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.
 

Record Year for Fishing Licenses

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.
 

Marketing Dollars at Work

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.



Travel Update