August 7, 2015 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

August 7, 2015 Newsletter

Travel Update
Twitter Chatting With Tourism
Governor's Photo Contest Deadline
Tourism Grant Deadline Nearing
Industry Summit (Formerly Stakeholders) Oct. 6

 

Travel Update

 

Twitter Chatting with Tourism

North Dakota Tourism, along with Wyoming and Montana, is taking to Twitter as an educational tool for the travel industry in the United Kingdom. The first official Twitter chat - #RealAmericachat - took place on August 5 at 9 a.m. CT or 3 p.m. in the U.K. There were 37 contributors to the chat with a reach of 44,521. The #RealAmericachat tweets garnered 121,615 timeline deliveries/impression. This is a free program organized by the partners of the Real America consortium, including tourism offices from Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming, along with partner Glacier Country of Western Montana. You are invited to participate in the next #RealAmericachat on Twitter on September 2 at 9 a.m.

 

Governor's Photo Contest Deadline

Please help get the word out: It’s not too late to submit photos for the 2015 Governor’s Photo Contest, but it soon will be. All North Dakotans are encouraged to submit photos that capture the unique things to see and do in the state. The deadline for entry is August 31. Photographers can submit photos to one or more of the following categories: Adventure, Attractions, Events, People, Scenery and Wildlife. One winner will be selected in each contest category and a $200 cash prize will be awarded to the photographer of each selected photo. Additional honorable mentions may be selected in each category, with photographers receiving $50 and North Dakota Legendary merchandise. A Best of Show photo will be selected from the winning photographs and the photographer will receive an additional $300 cash prize and a free, one-year basic membership to AAA. Click here for complete details.  

 

Tourism Grant Deadline Nearing

North Dakota’s tourism entities have until September 4 to apply for two grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota Tourism. Event and marketing grant programs provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans. Click here for more details on these grant programs or contact Dean Ihla at 701-328-3505.

 

Industry Summit (Formerly Stakeholders) Oct. 6

Mark the date for the annual tourism stakeholder’s meeting, Tuesday, October 6 in Bismarck. This year’s event is expanding to an Industry Summit. Tourism marketers, event planners, advertisers and business owners are invited to learn the latest trends in North Dakota’s tourism industry, the ways you can cooperatively advertise with the state and how North Dakota Tourism will be advertising in the year ahead. There will be national speakers. To RSVP for this year’s event, contact Tammy Backhaus at tbackhaus@nd.gov.