December 19, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

 December 19, 2014 Newsletter

Rest Area Rack Program Reminder
Brand USA Bill Passes Senate
New Superintendent at TRNP
NDTourism. com Advertising Contact
Advertise with North Dakota Tourism in Midwest Living
State Museum and Historic Sites Holiday Hours
Road Report App from DOT 

Rest Area Rack Program Reminder

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your brochures into the state rest areas? Now is the time to ask questions. Tourism partners interested in participating in the Literature Rack Program for 2015, please call Tammy Backhaus for more details at 701-328-2526 or email tbackhaus@nd.gov.  The deadline for participation is January 9, 2015. There are no exceptions after this deadline.   

 

 

Brand USA Bill Passes

The Brand USA reauthorization bill that was included in the omnibus spending package has passed the House and Senate and been signed by President Obama. The bipartisan Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014 will renew the Brand USA program through 2020. The travel industry submitted thousands of letters and phone calls to Congressional offices pushing for the support of Brand USA, and the message was heard loud and clear. Click here for more information.

 

New Superintendent at TRNP

Wendy Ross has been named acting superintendent at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. She assumed her duties Nov. 1. Ross is a 20-year veteran of the National Park Service, most recently working as superintendent at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site at Stanton. Ross replaces Valerie Naylor, with whom she worked with on many partnerships, mitigation and projects. 

 

NDtourism.com Advertising Contact

Please note, there was an error in the 2015 cooperative advertising plan. Advertising commitments for NDtourism.com should be directed to Lisa Schwartz at Miles Media: Lisa.Schwartz@MilesPartnership.com

 

Advertise with North Dakota Tourism in Midwest Living

There is still space available to advertise with North Dakota Tourism in the March/April and May/June four-page gatefold inserts with Midwest Living. These pieces reach the 950,000 circulation of Midwest Living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The cost is $4,686.00 for a 4-inch travel directory ad. Last year, the Fargo CVB had a 400% increase in leads from Midwest Living by cooperatively advertising. Plus, 1,000 extra copies of the insert are being overprinted to circulate in western North Dakota. For questions, or to place advertising, contact Jodie Schafer at Jodie.schafer@meredith.com or 952-322-3124.

 

State Museums and Historic Sites Holiday Hours

The State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and reopen on Friday, Dec. 26, at 8 a.m. The Pembina State Museum and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center adjacent to Fort Buford will be open until noon on Dec. 24. Fort Totten State Historic Site visitors may tour the exterior of the site until noon. The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site near Cooperstown and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and Interpretive Center in Medora will be closed on Dec. 24. All state historic sites will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25.

 

Road Report App from DOT 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has launched an app for Apple and Androids with winter travel conditions throughout the state. Click here for information about the app.