July 26, 2016, North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota
Partners Check Listings
Media Discovering What Makes North Dakota 'Legendary'
Heritage Center Receives Honor
What's New in North Dakota in 2017?
Position Now for Future Group Tours
Save the Dates
- There are plenty of hotel rooms at favorable prices during the State Fair.
- United Airlines will continue to service Dickinson until a replacement is found.
- Bowbells Hotel and Bunkhouse now open
- ND Highway 19 and Highway 20 into Devils Lake is under construction, expect delays.
- Highway 83 north of Minot, paving operation underway, expect delays
Partner Access users, it's that time of year again; time to make sure your attraction and accommodation listing at NDTourism.com is up to date. The Tourism Division is beginning preparation for the 2017 Travel Guide and information pulled from the website will be used in the guide. For that that reason, partners should look at their listings and update the information. The deadline for updating for the travel guide is August 12. Changes to the site can be made after that date, but to guarantee inclusion in the guide, partners should make changes before that date. Accommodations are encouraged to take full advantage of the video. photos and deal sections of the site. The easier it is for travelers to find details, the more likely they are to book a stay.
Partners with events, we do not include the full listing of events in the travel guide. However, it is important that you add and/or update listings periodically as that information is used in marketing and social media promotions. For more information, contact Scooter Pursley at 701-328-2874 or [email protected] or Tammy Backhaus at 701-328-2526 or [email protected].
We continue to welcome media to the state this summer and are excited to share some of the recent coverage that we’ve captured over the past few weeks. Local Adventurer traveled through North Dakota as part of an Airstream Endless Road Trip caravan in late June. At left is a quick capture from its experience. ... Travel writer Cindy Barks toured the state mid-July and shared her travel experiences from a number of parks, attractions and legendary landscapes. Below are a few of the social media posts shared on her journey. Blogs posts and story features coming soon!
The State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center has received the American Association of Museum's 2016 Excellence in Exhibition Award for its Innovations: Early People's Gallery. The 13,000-square-foot exhibition opened in 2014 to rave reviews and was one of three new permanent displays celebrating the history of North Dakota. The exhibition was awarded the AAM 2016 Excellence in Exhibition Competition's distinction of Honorable Mention. The judges were particularly impressed with by the project's excellent outreach to create multi-sensory experiences.
Do you have a major anniversary, new opening or expansions taking place in 2017? If you would like to be included in North Dakota Tourism's "What’s New" for 2017 media pitching and promotion efforts, be sure to share your information with North Dakota Tourism Media and Public Relations Manager Kim Schmidt at [email protected]. The information you provide will be used in marketing efforts worldwide.
Now is the time to prepare for the needs of group tours in the future. Click here to learn how.
September 28, 2016 - details coming soon!