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 monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and impacts to the travel and tourism industry. We understand the significant impacts the pandemic 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.

 

Latest News

The recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will bring financial relief to individuals and businesses, including those in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

State, local and territorial governments will receive $360 billion for economic relief that can be used for small businesses and tourism and hospitality, and $20 billion in funding for public transit systems. Click here for travel industry relief resources from the U.S. Travel Association.

In addition, the plan includes $28.6 billion for restaurants through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which provides debt-free relief for small and mid-sized restaurants. Details on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant will be available soon from the SBA.

      Staying informed:

      The North Dakota Tourism Division is hosting regular online presentations to provide information relevant to grants, funding, policies, trends and data that affects the travel and tourism industry's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. You can email Heather LeMoine to have an official presentation meeting invite forwarded to you.

      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].

       

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

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      Facts, Not Fear

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