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BH&B's bi-monthly newsletter, "microBytes" is a member resource covering regional tourism trends, the latest Association updates, event news, local partners, and more!

The 2017 Postcard Blitz is Almost Here!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Throughout its long history, our annual Postcard Blitz has made a name for itself as a unique partner program. Knowing that each motorcoach spends an average of $11,000+ per night in our local economies, this marketing venture is a way of inviting more group tours to come and see the Black Hills and Badlands. As a benefit, participating members also receive a highly qualified contact list, allowing for personal follow-up.

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2018 BH&B Membership Kickoff

Thursday, August 17, 2017

It's getting to be that time of year again! The 2018 South Dakota Vacation Guide sales cycle is just around the corner and our sales team has already begun the arduous process of assembling member order materials for this year's publication. The deadline for getting into the 2018 South Dakota Vacation Guide—our state's official fulfillment piece for visitors—is October 2, 2017. Please note the earlier deadline this year.

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New Digital Offerings at BH&B

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

As we begin distributing the materials for this year's membership sales drive, you'll spot a few new digital offerings in the 2018 Media Kit. In this article, we'll highlight two of the new digital products that will help promote your business and better target visitors.

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Closing Dates Calendar 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

As crazy as it seems to imagine the summer season drawing to a close, we have already been hard at work to compile our annual "Closing Dates Calendar" to help shoulder season visitors plan their stay. Our team has been reaching out to our attraction members over the last few weeks to determine their year-end plans. Thank you to everyone for your cooperation in helping us gather this information.

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Black Hills Tourism Index: -0.32%

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We’re beginning to have a better picture of how this summer season is unfolding in terms of local tourism. Comparing year-to-date numbers through June over the same time frame last year, the Black Hills Tourism Index is resting just slightly under at -0.32%.

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Fall is Poppin'

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Even though we're in the middle of summer, thinking ahead is the name of the game in the tourism world. In this case, we're talking about our upcoming Fall Mailer Co-op. This year, we're partnering with the South Dakota Department of Tourism to produce a unique pop-up mailer featuring a prominent image of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, complimented by fall scenery. The goal of this effort is to further grow our fall shoulder season.

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Digital Dynamo! Part 4

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We’ve reached Part 4 of our Digital Dynamo series, and in this edition we're highlighting two exclusive BH&B products that will promote your business and better target our visitors.

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