June 16, 2016, North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota
June 16, 2016, E-Newsletter
What's New in North Dakota
Newspaper Inserts and Cable Advertising Hit
FindND App Helps Tourism Marketing
Cooperative Marketing Opportunities
In So Many Words
North Country Trail Association Celebration
American Indian Tourism Conference
- Attic Playroom at the Former Governor’s Mansion is now open
- Welk Homestead is now open Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 7, and open on Labor Day. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 Media and Public Relations Manager Kim Schmidt at [email protected]. The information you provide will be used in marketing efforts worldwide.
The summer newspaper insert was distributed this week in North Dakota newspapers and will be included in 2 million Minnesota, Wisconsin, Saskatchewan and Manitoba papers this weekend. Cable advertising started playing in Minnesota markets on June 13 and will run until July 16.
Tourism entities in the Rendezvous Region (Langdon, Cavalier, Drayton and Walhalla) have a new tool to use in promotional efforts. The FindND app was released on June 1 and links travelers with statewide attractions and lodging and area events and businesses. Businesses and attractions can be filtered several ways, including the user’s current location, by city name and zip code.
Place your ad alongside legendary North Dakota travel destinations in the fall Canadian newspaper insert. For $500, your 1/8-page color ad will be seen Aug. 19-21 in more than 400,000 households. For more information, please contact Maria Hager. You can also leverage NDtourism.com’s highly qualified audience with targeted and guaranteed exposure with a Run of Site (ROS) formatted advertisement. The click-through rate for these 300x250 pixel ads has been performing well over industry standards and is a great way to get the word out on your destination. Several different impression packages are available starting at $475. Please contact Mitch Knothe at either [email protected] or 208-869-5178.
What are other cultures saying about North Dakota? Here is an article that appeared in a Dutch Travel Magazine and its translation. The world is talking about Legendary North Dakota.
Legendary North Dakota
The footsteps of many legends crossed North Dakota. On this land, Lewis and Clark, Sakakawea, George Custer and Sitting Bull lived out larger-than-life adventures. Trek the same path they traversed years ago: retrace the Corps of Discovery’s expedition as you follow the Lewis & Clark Trail or let your imagination wonder through Theodore Roosevelt National Park and look upon the same rugged landscape that inspired the 26th President of the United States. Today, born explorers and fun seekers alike can discover what makes North Dakota legendary. Hike, bike, ride, shop, dance, dine and sight-see across the state, and make your own mark on history.
There’s a common thread running through each of the many cultures in North Dakota – friendliness. In fact, “Dakota” is a Sioux word meaning “friend.” The state is known for its hospitality and cultural variety. Two of the state’s largest events are the United Tribes International Powwow, one of the nation’s largest powwows drawing 1,500 American Indians dancers and drummers from 70 tribes across the U.S. and Canada, and Norsk Hostfest, the continent’s largest Scandinavian festival.
From legendary culture to legendary adventure; experience it all. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine Red River in the east or stretch it to the extreme out west and hike the Badlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Mountain bike the 144-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail, dig for real dinosaur bones in the Pembina Gorge or sail the 180-mile-long Lake Sakakawea. If you are seeking nationally acclaimed hunting, fishing, birding or golfing, you’ll find it in virtually every corner of the state.
Live a legendary adventure, and paint the landscape any color you like. Put yourself in the picture and travel anywhere in North Dakota to experience fun things to see and do. There’s the unique Medora Musical, or exercise creative muscles at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. Check out a rodeo, attend Fargo’s original Rib Fest or get to one of North Dakota’s many historic sites like Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, On-A-Slant Indian Village or Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Wherever you go, you’re sure to find satisfying dining, inspiring local and regional arts, exciting casinos and more.
For more information contact North Dakota Tourism www.NDtourism.com.
The 2016 North Country Trail Association annual celebration will be held Sept. 15-17 at the Cambria Hotel and Conference Center in Fargo. The celebration is open to the public. Interpreters on buses and hikes will help you understand the scenic, natural, cultural and historic features of these areas and explain how the environment and history affect trail building activities in unique ways. Various non-hiking events will be available each day as well. Click here for more information.
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is hosting the 18th annual American Indian Tourism Conference, September 12-14, 2016, in Tulalip, Washington. Tribal tourism presents an incredible economic development opportunity. Anyone interested in tribal tourism is invited to learn more about tribal and cultural inclusion, how to work together, and much more. Click here for more information.