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Industry Attains Seven Straight Years of Growth
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota tourism industry has once again reached record numbers of visitors, visitor spending and impact on the state’s economy. This marks seven straight years of economic growth for the industry.
PIERRE, S.D. – Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and the South Dakota Department of Tourism presented awards to top tourism industry leaders Thursday evening at the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre.
PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board has selected its officers for 2017.
Ted Hustead* of Wall was reelected board president during a meeting today in Pierre. Ivan Sorbel* of Pine Ridge was reelected vice president.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism, hosted by the Department of Tourism, encourages visitor industry professionals to come and be inspired to “Build for the Future” next week, Jan. 17-19, in Pierre.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism is now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for travel counselors and supervisors at eight Information Center locations along interstates 29 and 90.
PIERRE, S.D. – During the 75th anniversary year of the completion of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the “Mount Rushmore’s American Pride” float will appear in the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.
PIERRE, S.D. – Winners of the 2016 Mercury Awards were announced during the U.S. Travel Association’s annual ESTO conference, held Aug. 27-30. The South Dakota Department of Tourism was presented the award for Best Print Advertising.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism has been awarded a Bronze Telly Award for work done in conjunction with Brand USA.
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is one of only 12 states in America that has just one area code. The Department of Tourism is capitalizing on this by celebrating what is called ‘605 Day’ on June 5, 2016 (6/05) and is asking residents and visitors alike to join in the celebration.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism has launched a social media campaign encouraging travelers to “find their great place” in South Dakota while on vacation.