North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week Begins
Tourism is the state's third-largest industry
BISMARCK, ND — This is the start of “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week” as declared by Gov. Doug Burgum.
He says tourism plays a significant role in growing our economy, generating revenue for thousands of tourism-based businesses and helping to attract and retain a 21st century workforce.
In 2015, 22 million people visited North Dakota spending just over 3 billion dollars through a variety of experiences.
Tourism is the state’s third-largest industry.
The travel industry contributes $2.5 trillion to the U.S. economy and one in every nine American jobs depends on the industry.