FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 19, 2022
CONTACT: Katlyn Svendsen, Global Media & Public Relations Director, South Dakota Department of Tourism, (605) 773-3301
2023 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism will host the 2023 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism January 17-19 in Pierre. Online registration for the conference is open, and those interested in tourism, marketing and hospitality are encouraged to attend.
“The 2023 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism has an outstanding lineup of well-respected keynote speakers and industry experts who will provide insight on marketing trends, consumer travel intentions and leadership,” said James Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for those in travel and tourism, and those interested in learning more about the industry, to come together to learn and make valuable connections.”
The annual conference brings hundreds of people from across South Dakota and the United States together in Pierre to celebrate successes, network with peers, and educate themselves on trends in the travel & tourism.
On Thursday, January 19, the conference hosts an awards gala that will honor and recognize industry members for their contributions to tourism and highlight the 2022 economic impact of the tourism industry in South Dakota. The following awards will be presented:
Online registration closes January 11. Full registration is $300, the student fee is $75 and the single-day fee is $175. On-site registration is available January 17-19 for $350.
For more information about the 2023 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism or to register, visit www.SouthDakotaTourismConference.com.
The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.