Nationally, the travel industry contributes $2.3 trillion to the U.S. economy, and one in every nine American jobs depends on the industry. The impact of this is significant right here in North Dakota with 22 million visitors spending $3.1 billion across the state.
In recognition of the travel industry’s significant contributions to our state, Gov. Doug Burgum has declared May 7-13 “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week.”
Time to pull out your warm-weather gear as May gets summer started. If you are looking for entertainment, check out a local theater performance or live music. Head to a state park with a kite, bike your way through beautifully remote areas of Theodore Roosevelt National Park or run city streets during Fargo’s Marathon. There is adventure for everyone this month so mark your calendar and get out to enjoy May in North Dakota.
Six Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards recognizing the passion and dedication of North Dakotans who have contributed to the growth of Travel and Tourism were presented today at the 2017 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference in Bismarck. The awards were presented by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Department of Commerce Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman and Destination Marketing Association of North Dakota President Suzie Kenner.