July 2, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota
July 2, 2014 Newsletter
It's that time of year again. Soon you will be getting notification from North Dakota Tourism to review your listing on our website. It is from here that we will pull the information to be included in the 2015 Travel Guide. While we encourage you to regularly look at and update your listing on our site, it is important that you make needed updates before deadlines for inclusion in the guide.
Attractions, accommodations, CVBs and chambers of commerce, must update their listings before August 2 to be sure they are updated in the guide. Events for 2015 must be entered before October 3. If your event for 2014 has not taken place, please be sure to create new listing for 2015. Click here to log in and update your information. Thank you for helping us with this annual project.
North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is up slightly from last year, according to the State Game and Fish Department’s 2014 spring crowing count survey. Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor, said the number of roosters heard crowing this spring was up about 6 percent statewide from 2013, with increases ranging from about 2 to 9 percent depending on the region. Click here for more information on pheasant numbers.
Travel + Leisure's America’s Favorite Places would like your help to make sure that North Dakota gets the recognition it deserves. America’s Favorite Places survey combines the country’s best cities, towns and vacation destinations. This exciting new survey ranks over 1,200 U.S. cities, towns and beloved vacation destinations in a variety of categories, from noteworthy museums to great restaurants and friendliest people. The results will appear in its November 2014 issue. By engaging the full support of your social media teams and city partners, we can spread the word and get out the vote — ultimately helping to broadcast the many things that make our state shine and draw new visitors. Click here to complete the survey by August 15.
The North Dakota Ag Department has a new grant program available to promote local foods in our restaurants. Click here for more information.
- Van Hook Territorial Inn, with 54 rooms, recently opened in New Town. It is next door to the Van Hook Travel Center that also recently opened. http://vanhookterritorialinn.com/
- The long-awaited Maah Daah Hey II extension has officially opened: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/editorial/maah-daah-hey-addition-a-great-draw/article_6952de16-ec50-11e3-9bb5-001a4bcf887a.html
- Ground Up Adventures will begin offering kayak, canoes and stand-up paddleboards from the shore of the Red River in downtown Grand Forks. http://groundupadventures.com/
- The owners of Medicine Hole have closed it to the public until further notice.