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More Emphasis Placed on Fall Tourism Season in South Dakota

Trends are moving more toward travelers taking time to vacation in autumn. Better weather, prices and less congestion being the main reasons.

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$2 Sioux Falls Room Tax Helps Bring Visitors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A $2 per night room tax in Sioux Falls generates about $1.6 million annually.

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Tourism Officials Look to Lure Chinese Visitors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Tourism is hoping to draw Chinese visitors to the Mount Rushmore state.

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Rapid City to Houston Flights Start Thursday

Direct flights from Rapid City Regional Airport to Houston are starting Thursday.

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Tourism Officials Expect Good Summer Season

About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.

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Sioux Falls Tourism Is Hot [VIDEO]

What an awesome kick off for tourism!  On Thursday, the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Industry Luncheon and Educational Seminar was held at the Convention Center.  Hundreds of people were in attendance

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Tourism Secretary Expects Strong Summer

Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen is confident that despite spring snow storms in the state, summer tourism numbers will be up in South Dakota.

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Lower Gas Prices Mean Higher Tourism Numbers

Tourism numbers may be up this summer because of low gas prices.

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This Week In Sioux Falls [VIDEO]

If you would to know what's happening in Sioux Falls this week, Betsy McCarty of the Convention and Visitors Bureau has the information.

Here's a sampling of this week's events in our community:

Orchestra Concert at O'Gorman High School

Into the Pit Quarry Tour hosted by the Old Courthouse Museum

Lawn First Aid at Harmodon Park

Medicare Informational Session at the Siouxland Public Library Caille Branch

20th Anniversary Celebration and Champion for Children Awards Event at the Holiday Inn City Centre

Ceili Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum

Toddler Gym at the Kuehn Community Center

South Dakota KIDS SPEAK at the Holiday Inn City Centre

For additional events, check out Betsy McCarty's video!

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Tourism Department Plans June Bus Promotion

SIOUX FALLS - The South Dakota Department of Tourism is taking the four mascots on tour in the central United States in June as part of a promotion to drive more visitors to the state.

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