December 3, North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

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December 3, 2015 Newsletter

Travel Update
ND Tourism Takes Message to Italy
Group Travel Expert Tip
Join @RealAmericachat Discussions
Cooperative Marketing Deadline Approaching
Get Ahead of the Eclipse

 

Travel Update

 

ND Tourism Takes Message to Italy 

  

North Dakota Tourism International Marketing Manager Fred Walker joined Real America partners in November on the state's first Italian mission. Tourism representatives from North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming attended mini-trade shows with Italian travel trade and media in Milan and Rome. Travel trade members came from across Italy to meet with the U.S. representatives. In Milan, the group hosted an event at the U.S. ambassador’s residence for interested travel trade, including airlines and car rental groups. Following the Italian mission, the group went to Norway and Sweden for a few days of training for travel trade shows in Oslo and Stockholm.

 

Group Travel Expert Tip

By 2020, the youth travel market is expected to grow to $320 billion per annum with almost 300 million international youth trips per year. Tap into that never-ending market segment. Click here for more information.

 

Join @RealAmericachat Discussions

North Dakota, along with Real America states Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota, will participate in a monthly @RealAmericachat. Topics range from seasonal discussions to activities to favorite destinations. If you are on Twitter and interested in joining the conversations, please join the @RealAmericachat and add your point of view. It’s free and about our region!

 

Cooperative Marketing Deadline Approaching

Stretch your marketing dollar further by cooperatively advertising with North Dakota Tourism. The 2016 media plan notes 31 different ways to co-advertise. If you need a copy of the media plan, please contact Heather LeMoine at hlemoine@nd.gov. The program reservation form is requested by December 31, 2015. Here are the tourism newspaper insert availability:

  • May Canadian newspaper insert – 1 spot left
  • Summer U.S.-Canadian insert – ¾ of a page left
  • August Canadian newspaper insert – 3 spots left

Sales reps from Madden Media, Miles, Media Core Group Publications and Midwest Living may be contacting you. If you ever have questions about a sales rep or program, please don’t hesitate to contact Heather.

 

Get Ahead of the Eclipse

Did you know that a solar eclipse is expected on Aug. 21, 2017, and that hotels in the region are already filling up? Now you do. NASA has tabbed Casper, Wyo., as one of the best spots for viewing the event and hotels in the region are already booking rooms. Take time now to plan ways to bring visitors to this region to your attraction, event or accommodation. Click here for more about the eclipse.