National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated across the nation May 3-9, 2020. It's a great occasion to shine the spotlight on North Dakota's travel industry and a timely one to showcase its importance.
The travel industry is powerful and makes impactful contributions to the U.S. economy. In fact, according to USTA data, the travel industry generates $2.5 trillion in in economic impact annually. In North Dakota, we are the third-largest industry in the state, attracting 22 million visitors and contributing $3.1 billion to the economy.
This year’s celebration marks the 37th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established NTTW - and it's all about celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades.
How can you help?
Travel Matters in North Dakota! Hear stories from some of our "Legendary" partners around the state.
Annual Governor's Photo Contest
If you are a photographer, and a North Dakota resident, start taking and collecting your recent North Dakota images for the Governor's Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism! Winners receive cash prizes and will have their photographs on display in the Capitol. You have until August 31st to get entered.
Click here to view the 2019 winners, including Zachary Hargrove (below) whose image "Stormy Sunset" was chosen the Decade's Best.