December 17, 2015 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

December 17, 2015 Newsletter

Travel Update
Travel Industry Conference Registration
Free Community Development Webinar
Time to Join Rest Area Program
Group Travel Expert Tip
Travel Guides are Printed
ABA Women in Buses Council

 

Travel Update

 

Travel Industry Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference April 11-13 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Click here for details on how to register, cost and lodging.

 

Free Community Development Webinar

North Dakota Tourism, NDSU Extension Center for Community Vitality and Small Business Survival are offering an interactive webinar “What Works in Rural Marketing Today: Be Heard Without Shouting” with Becky McCray on Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m. Central Time. McCray was the keynote speaker at the "Big Ideas for Small Towns” workshop in Washburn on September 22, where she shared ideas for making communities more open to new ideas and for being more successful in marketing. This session is a follow-up focusing on sharing your message with the world in easy-to-follow layers. This webinar will help people who attended the previous event in person, as well as those who did not. You can join the webinar even if you were not at the Washburn event. There is no cost to participate in the webinar, but advanced registration is required. Click here to register or learn more about the webinar.

 

Time to Join Rest Area Program

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your brochures into the state’s rest areas? Now is the time to ask questions! If you are part of the tourism industry and interested in participating in the Literature Rack Program for 2016, please call Tammy Backhaus for more details, 701-328-2526 or email tbackhaus@nd.gov. The deadline for participation is Jan. 15, 2016. There are no exceptions after this deadline.  

 

Group Travel Expert Tip

Hungry for more groups? Tiered rates sweeten your group business by serving group planners discounts in proportion to the sales volume they generate. Click here for more information.

 

Travel Guides are Printed

Printing of the 2016 North Dakota Travel Guide and Hunting and Fishing Guide wrapped up last week. The Travel Guide was printed by RR Donnelly's plant in Long Prairie, Minn. What used to take days was completed in a blistering 31 hours. Walsworth printed the Hunting and Fishing Guide in Marceline, Mo. The publications will be available in mid-January.

 

 

 

ABA Women in Buses Council

North Dakota Tourism Group Travel Marketing Manager Deanne Cunningham has joined the Women in Buses Council (WIB), which was created in 2011 by the American Bus Association. It recognizes and advances the role of women in the motorcoach industry through education, networking and mentoring programs. The council is open to all ABA members who actively support the mission of Women in Buses. Click here or more information on Women In Buses or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ABAWIB.