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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!

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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!

Last Call for Corporate Partners!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We're quickly reaching our deadline for this year's Corporate Partner sales drive. This specific membership is a key way to support our local tourism industry even if your business doesn't directly interact with visitors on the frontline.

Each year we compile all of our partners into one handy Corporate Partner Directory that is produced ahead of the tourism season and distributed to our full membership base in March. This ensures that they have the directory (featuring your business information) in their hands while they are gearing up for the busy summer season ahead.

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Great Star Service Program: 2018 BH&B Member Designees

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Great Star Service Program: 2018 BH&B Member Designees

The Great Service Star Program is a state program designed to identify and recognize businesses that complete a set of criteria for hospitality training of their employees, offer a comment mechanism for visitors, and recognize employees for great service.

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Co-op Shoulder Marketing Campaign Touts Results

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We are pleased to report that for the first time BH&B and the South Dakota Department of Tourism (SDT) partnered together on a marketing campaign to promote our shoulder season. The goal was to bolster our year-round efforts by focusing on what visitors can experience during the fall and winter months.

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SD House Bill 1206

Thursday, February 1, 2018

SD House Bill 1206

You might have noticed a few special messages from BH&B throughout the last week regarding updates to SD House Bill 1206. This proposed legislation jeoparadizes visitor marketing efforts as it seeks to repeal the half-penny that was added to the tourism promotion tax in 2011 and made permanent in 2013.

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Sneak 'Peak' at 2018 Marketing Plans

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sneak 'Peak' at 2018 Marketing Plans

We're pleased to report that our 2018 peak season marketing plans, in conjunction with the SD Department of Tourism, have recently been outlined—including a total of $300,000 dedicated to our out-of-region efforts. Through this valuable co-op, we expect to generate nearly 11 million impressions in 2018 through a variety of marketing channels.

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Tourism Industry Members Honored by Gov. Daugaard

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tourism Industry Members Honored by Gov. Daugaard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
CONTACT: Katlyn Richter, Global Media & Public Relations Director, South Dakota Department of Tourism, (605) 773-3301

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The 2018 SD Vacation Guides Are Here!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The 2018 SD Vacation Guides Are Here!

As of last Thursday, our warehouse is now full to the brim with the latest and greatest South Dakota Vacation Guide! Now that it has arrived, our dependable delivery man, Kevin Sukraw, has begun dispursing the new guide along with resuppling our winter-themed 2017/2018 edition of The Black Hills & Badlands Vacation Guide. If you're ever running low on a BH&B publication, please contact us so that we can get you restocked in a timely manner.

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