You are a part of the third-largest industry in North Dakota. Travel and Tourism contributes more than $3 billion dollars annually to the state’s economic base and employs more than 42,000.
As the state’s primary marketing agency, our staff at the North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division is here to assist with information and resources. Our job, like yours, is to attract more visitors and assure their trip to our state is legendary.
Tourism’s website NDtourism.com hosts more than a million visitors annually and is our main call to action for our promotions. The industry section of our website, http://www.ndtourism.com/industry, also has research studies, the current advertising campaign, business development information, access to high-resolution photos and more.
Partner Access and Industry Newsletter
We appreciate knowing about your new offerings or changes, please refresh your listings on NDtourism.com regularly. This is an easy-to-use partner system to get your event, hotel or attraction listed on our website free of charge. Please contact Tammy Backhaus at [email protected] or 701-328-2526, if you have questions. We like to include them in our media releases and semi-monthly industry newsletter, which you can sign up for by emailing Scooter Pursley at [email protected] or 701-328-2874.
We encourage the use of the ND Travel Industry Facebook page to keep up with industry happenings. The new ND Travel Matters series is another forum to communicate the value of our industry. Ndtourism.com/ndtravelmatters.
Last year our social media garnered 17.6 million impressions. We love to tag and amplify your messages as well, so follow, tag and engage with us at:
Pinterest: Travel North Dakota
YouTube: Travel North Dakota
Research and Reports
Our most current annual report can be found in the industry section on NDtourism.com. http://www.ndtourism.com/information/north-dakota-tourism-facts-and-reports.
We host two annual industry events: The Travel Industry Summit in October focuses on marketing and the plan for the upcoming year; the North Dakota Travel Industry Conference is held each April. Visit http://www.ndtourism.com/travelindustryconference for more information.
I encourage you to contact the staff at Tourism with questions or ideas on how we can work together.
If you would like a Newcomer Kit mailed to you, please contact Tammy Backhaus at [email protected].
Best wishes for your success!
Sara Otte Coleman, Director Tourism Division
North Dakota Department of Commerce