August 21, 2015 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
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August 21, 2015 Newsletter
- Yacht excursions now available from 4 Bears Casino. Public cruises available available at 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday from May through mid-October http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/island-girl-offers-excursions-on-lake-sakakawea/article_c2cfa09e-ffe5-58d2-8ee0-bb6fa643d5ab.html
- 4e Winery now open in Mapleton. http://www.inforum.com/business/3818140-fargo-couple-open-new-nd-winery
- August 25 is Free Entrance Day at Theodore Roosevelt National Park http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
- Microtel Inn & Suites, West Fargo, now open.
As many of you likely noticed through social media and Fargo-based news, North Dakota Tourism is expanding its work with actor Josh Duhamel. Tourism began working with Duhamel in 2013, in preparation for its 2014 and 2015 ad campaigns. The success of that campaign prompted an expansion of Duhamel’s role as not only the voice of North Dakota Tourism, but the face of the new campaign as well. Duhamel was in North Dakota Aug. 11-19 for film and photo shoots in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Little Missouri National Grasslands, Fort Mandan and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, downtown Fargo and Devils Lake. These locations were selected based on the most recent visitor study and key motivating assets for visitors. Additional locations and activities were worked into scripts. The 2016 campaign will be unveiled in January. The campaign was created by North Dakota Tourism’s agency, Odney.
A major multi-location shoot is not possible without great partners, agency staff and creative crews. Thank you to all partners and suppliers who contributed to the successful seven-day shoot. Special thanks to the following for their support: Capital RV, Kupper Chevrolet, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, Dakota Cyclery, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, US Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, City of Fargo, Fargo Police and Fire Departments, Downtown Community Partnership of Fargo, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Fargo Theatre, Studio 222, Doug Burgum, Woodlands Resort and Marina.
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