October 27, 2016, North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter

Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota

 

Travel Updates
Tell Me Something Good
Transportation Alternatives Program
List Your Events
Cooperative Advertising Dollars Available
Make Your Reservations and Watch Your Mailboxes
Adventure and Active Travel Market Reference Guide
Grant Deadline

 

 

Travel Updates

 

Tell Me Something Good

  • Fargo's Hotel Donaldson has been selected as the “Most Iconic” hotel in North Dakota by Thrillist. Click here for more.

 

Transportation Alternatives Program

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the 2018 Transportation Alternatives Program. The program provides funding for projects that include pedestrian and bicycle routes; safe routes to school and safe routes for non-driver projects; conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridor projects for non-motorized use; construction of turnouts and overlooks; and viewing areas along roadways and community improvement projects. To learn more about guidelines, eligibility and instructions, go to www.dot.nd.gov. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 30, 2016.

 

List Your Events

Now is the time to get your 2017 events onto the North Dakota Tourism Division website. Events posted on the site are used by travelers planning trips and by the Tourism Division in social media and website presentations. This FREE opportunity will extend the reach of events in your city or region. Don't wait until the new year, start adding your events now. Contact Tammy Backhaus for more information on signing up for Partner Access.

 

Cooperative Advertising Dollars Available

At this year’s Industry Summit, the Tourism Division announced a new cooperative advertising grant option to assist partners in funding their advertising efforts in 2017. Eligible advertising programs are marked with a co-op starburst in this year’s Media Plan. Click here for the Media Plan online

Partners are encouraged to submit their grant application as soon as possible. The application is also online here. Please remember that this is a 1:1 cooperative marketing match. North Dakota Tourism could supplement half of your advertising, up to $4,000. Direct questions to Dean Ihla at dihla@nd.gov.

 

Make Your Reservations and Watch Your Mailboxes

The Save the Date card for the 2017 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference will be going out next month, but you don’t have to wait to make your hotel reservations. The host hotel is the Radisson of Bismarck and the conference rate is $109 a night, plus tax. Call 701-255-6000 and reference the block under the Travel Industry Conference. Conference dates are April 17-19.

 

Adventure and Active Travel Market

Reference Guide

What is Adventure and Active Travel? Does your community have adventure and active product? Click here for facts and types of adventure

 

Grant Deadline

A few days remain for nonprofit organizations in Montana and North Dakota to apply for two $25,000 grants from XTO Energy. The grants, says XTO Energy, is a show of appreciation for the communities in eastern Montana and western North Dakota who have welcomed the company and its employees into their communities. Two grants will be awarded to organizations that are meeting a demonstrated need for communities in the Bakken. Grant requests are due on October 31. Click here for more.