November 19 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota
November 19 Newsletter
Cassie Theurer Joins ND Tourism
Time to Join Rest Area Program
Group Travel Expert Tip
North of Normal Photo Contest
National Extension Tourism Conference
Remember to Post 2016 Events on Website
- Check out Fargo-Moorhead’s new restaurants: www.fargomonthly.com/entertainment/new-restaurants-in-fargo-moorhead/
- Celebrate winter with the North of Normal “Frostival” January 29-31, Fargo: www.frostival.com
- Fargo Amtrak station set to receive upgrades: www.inforum.com/news/3876073-fargo-amtrak-station-set-receive-upgrades
- New bus stop location has opened in Jamestown at 119 2nd Ave SE. www.jamestownsun.com/news/local/3875485-new-bus-depot-open-nov-16
- Clubhouse Hotel and Suites now open in Fargo.
- Mainstay Suites now open in Watford City and Stanley.
- Panera Bread opened in Bismarck on the southeast corner of Kirkwood Mall parking lot.
- New restaurant now open at Hazen Bay Recreation Area will stay open through deer season and re-open in spring. www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=hazen%20restaurants
firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for participation is Jan. 15, 2016. There are no exceptions after this deadline.
Are you in the group travel business? How can you grow leads into sales? After viewing your ad, prospects will contact you via telephone, email or our Reader Service Card program. These advertising leads are just the start. It’s up to you to turn an interested tour planner into a customer. Click here for more.
Drivers in the United States have been tallying up more travel miles than the same month in previous years for the last 18 months. Click here for more.
Midwest Meetings Magazine is looking for possible sites to promote as outdoor meeting venues. Many resorts and lodges are uniquely positioned to provide not just outdoor activities, but outdoor meetings. If you know of hotel or resort contacts and/or planners who host outdoor meetings, please contact Shadia Cook via email or at 920-471-9397.
Tourism Development Manager Dean Ihla recently joined representatives from 16 other states at the National Extension Tourism Conference in Galveston, Texas. This biennial conference addresses the topics of rural tourism development, community and regional development, economic impacts of tourism and recreation, agritourism and cultural/heritage tourism.
Ihla participated in a breakout session informing attendees about the newly formed National Agritourism Professionals Association, of which he serves on the board of directors. Also in attendance from North Dakota was Glenn Muske from NDSU’s Center for Community Development. Muske gave a presentation on “Building Local Foods with Micro Projects.”
Tourism partners are reminded to post their 2016 events on NDtourism.com. Events drive trips and businesses see a 138% increase in bookings when a photo is included with the listing. Go to partners.ndtourism.com to add your tourism-specific events.