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Department of Tourism Gearing Up For a Promising Summer Season
With pent-up travel demand and consumers beginning to express increased interest and optimism about traveling, the South Dakota Department of Tourism is gearing up for what looks to be a busy summer tourism season.


South Dakota Department of Tourism to Host Spring Hospitality Training
The South Dakota Department of Tourism will host its annual Spring Hospitality Training, May 3-6, 2021. The trainings will be held in six communities across South Dakota.


Job Openings at Interstate Welcome Centers
The South Dakota Department of Tourism is now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for Welcome Center Travel Counselor and Supervisor positions at six Welcome Center locations along Interstates 29 and 90.


South Dakota Tourism Wins Two National Marketing Awards
The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently gained national recognition receiving two 2020 Adrian Awards as part of a prestigious international marketing competition.


South Dakota Tourism Wins 15 Awards at Annual Advertising Competition
The South Dakota Department of Tourism was recognized 15 times during the 55th American Advertising Awards, an annual competition hosted by the South Dakota Advertising Federation (SDAF). The winners were announced at the virtual ceremony streamed on Feb. 26.


South Dakota Attractions Honored as “Best of the Midwest”
Two South Dakota attractions have made Midwest Living magazine’s “Best of the Midwest” list.


South Dakota Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service
The South Dakota Department of Tourism has recognized 47 businesses across 22 communities for their outstanding hospitality and customer service. These businesses have earned the “South Dakota Great Place” designation.


2 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PANDEMIC RELIEF AND RECOVERY
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council is currently accepting grant applications in major grant categories and is also offering two special funding opportunities focused on pandemic relief and recovery.


APPLICATIONS FOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE DUE MARCH 1
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) is now accepting grant applications for its Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) residency program, which provides matching grants to schools and other nonprofit organizations for artists in residence. Applications must be received through the AISC online grant form.


South Dakota’s Tourism Industry Shows Resilience Despite 2020 Challenges
South Dakota’s tourism industry held its own when compared to other states during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Thursday address, Governor Kristi Noem and Jim Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism, revealed 2020 tourism economic impact numbers.

Tourism Industry Professionals Honored by Governor Noem
On Thursday, January 21, Governor Kristi Noem and the Department of Tourism presented awards to tourism industry members and businesses, honoring their ingenuity & diligence, extraordinary customer service practices, and lifetime commitment to tourism.