COVID-19 Information for Tourism Partners

The North Dakota Tourism and state marketing team is working with the Office of the Governor, North Dakota Department of Health and Joint Information Center to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Our goal is to gather and distribute the most accurate and timely information and share resources that may be useful to industry partners.

First and foremost, we understand the significant impacts the COVID-19 outbreak has on the travel industry and assure you that we will do everything we can to support the more than 2,900 businesses and 42,000-plus employees of North Dakota’s travel industry.


We're all in this together.

The travel and tourism industry is one of the areas of the economy most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But history shows that pent-up demand surges after crisis. Our goal has always been to make data-driven decisions that improve the image of North Dakota and enhance its awareness as a travel destination.

      Staying informed:

      The next North Dakota Tourism Industry Chat will take place on Monday, Jan. 11. This is a virtual presentation on the latest visitation data and trends, as well as topics important and especially relevant to the hospitality industry. The presentation takes place at 2 p.m. CT. Guests can join it by clicking on this link. You can also email Heather LeMoine to have the meeting invite forwarded to you.


      This year's Tourism Industry Summit was held in conjunction with the Main Street Summit.  Special tourism topics were featured on October 7th.

      Please make sure you are signed up for the Tourism Industry newsletter. This is how alerts and information will be shared. To subscribe, please email Scooter Pursley at [email protected].


      North Dakota Smart Restart

      Executive orders closing recreational facilities, restaurants and entertainment venues expired on April 30. ND Smart Restart Protocols have been issued, after industry collaboration, to provide guidance for safe operational and instilling consumer confidence. Protocols can be found online at the ND Response portal.


      Business Resources

      Travel and Tourism Resources

      Facts, Not Fear

      Please refer to the following sources for accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19.