March 5, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

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March 5, 2014 Newsletter

Travel Industry Conference
Nominate a Deserving Person
National Travel and Tourism Week
HoDo Honored
Fourth Quarter Report: Tourism by the Numbers
Video Webinar
Legendary Merchandise on Sale
Amtrak Back on Track
Williston MainStay Suites Staff Honored
Rack em Up

Travel Industry Conference

You have until March 31 to register for the North Dakota Travel Industry Conference at early-bird rates, with $10 discounts on multiple registrations from the same business or organization. Please note, when you submit the registration information for the first attendee, you will receive a discount code which should be used to enter the additional attendees. This enters the $10 discount.

Nominate a Deserving Person

Nominations are being accepted until March 14 for the Governor’s Awards for Travel and Tourism, which will be announced at the North Dakota Travel Industry Conference in Fargo. Make your nomination online.

National Travel and Tourism Week

Get National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3-11) on your calendar and start making plans for sharing the impacts that travel makes to local, state and national economies! The U.S. Travel Association has prepared an online toolkit with logos, graphics, sample press releases, talking points and facts which can be used online and in public relations to help spread the word that travel has great impact!

Fargo's Hodo Restaurant Chefs Honored

The James Beard Foundation Award of Excellence is perhaps the most prestigious award in the restaurant industry. Chefs Ryan Nitschke and Nick Weinhandl of the Hotel Donaldson Restaurant in Fargo were nominated for the 2014 Best Chefs Midwest and each has reached the semifinalist stage. The winners will be determined March 19.

Fourth Quarter Report: Tourism by the Numbers

Click here for a rundown of fourth-quarter visitation numbers tracked by North Dakota Tourism.

Webinar: Incorporating Video in Marketing

Video today is as important as content marketing. Learn how Jeremy Doan of Rolling Plains Adventures uses video to explain what their business is about, how they can share customer experiences and what it takes to create short video segments to benefit your business. Click here to join the webinar March 13 at 1 p.m.

Legendary Merchandise on Sale

Ready to freshen up your "Legendary" wardrobe? Take advantage of sale prices today. Click here to go to the Tourism Gift Shop.

 

 

 

 

Amtrak Back on Track

Daily two-way rail service on Amtrak's Empire Builder will resume this week after two months of interrupted service. The move will benefit Devils Lake, Rugby and Grand Forks. Click here for more information.

Williston MainStay Suites Staff Honored

Williston MainStay Suites manager Joseph Dora and his staff received the Choice Hotels' Gold Award given to hotels that maintain the highest level of guest satisfaction. The hotel is the second-highest ranking property within the system.

Rack 'em Up

This is a reminder to all Rest Area Literature Rack participants; the deadline for having your material to Presort Plus is mid-March. Items need to be at the warehouse by March 14.

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