North Dakota Tourism is in the news today locally, nationally and internationally. It all stems from a press conference held in Fargo yesterday, announcing that North Dakota tourism growth is outpacing the nation. While visitation has been falling to many destinations in the U.S., in North Dakota we had an increase of visitors in 2008 led by our Canadian brothers and sisters who took advantage of great city experiences and shopping while our currency was at par. Domestic visitors also sought out North Dakota for outdoors experiences, special events, touring and business trips. We've heard from numerous visitors who've fallen in love with North Dakota's hospitality, with unexpected scenery, and with the great value found in a vacation here. Visitors find all these and more in North Dakota. We have the tools - and personal travel counseling - to make your trip planning a breeze. Make your plans to visit North Dakota.
AAA ranks North Dakota the most affordable state vacation destination and Cambridge University reported North Dakota as the friendliest state.