In This Issue


Celebrating 30 Years

VIA Raffle

Tourism Conference

Literature Swap

Quick Links


Dennis Nelsen President
City of Elk Point

Ryan Friez Vice President
Thunder Road, Sioux Falls

Katie Knutson Secretary/Tres
Mitchell CVB

Cindy Gregg at large
Prehistoric Indian Village,

Tim Peterson at large
Broken Willow Lodge, Springfield

Patricia Bornhoffen
National Music Museum, Vermillion

Kylee Breems
Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls

Adam Nelsen
Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls

Kris Frerk
Garretson Commercial Club

Dave Greenlee
Tuckers Walk Winery,

Greg McCann
Cogan House, Tabor

Dugan Smith
National Park Service MNRR

Kimberly Burg
City of Mitchell

Jacquie Fuks, Exec Director
Cindy Mason, Design Specialist
Casey Heppler Member Service

SSDTA Celebrating 30 years
In January, 1987 five businesses got together and created a new region. Southeast South Dakota Tourism was born. Madison Chamber, Ramkota Hotels, Sioux Falls Chamber, Vermillion Chamber, and Yankton Chamber were the initial members and original Board of Directors.
The first office opened in Vermillion and the hard work began of selling memberships and forming the structure of this organization.
SSDTA has moved it's office at least seven times and has had six Executive Directors and I am pleased to be your director for the past 18 years.
Please join the 2017 Board of Directors at our 30 Year Celebration during the Tourism Conference at the "Top of the Stairs" on Wednesday, January 18  5pm-7pm.
Yes, there will South Dakota wine and treats.

Submit your 2017 Events
We need your events for our 2017 online calendar. Submit Events
Events must be a member of SSDTA for inclusion in our events calendars.
We promote regional events through our publications and website but also through our Visitor ENewsletter that goes to 6,000 emails monthly. Upcoming events are featured each month along with link to our full calendar and website.
We also feature vacation packages and special deals, so be sure to tell us about those.

Visitor Industry Alliance Raffle
gift in a basket, grey background
Once again we are gathering items for the VIA Raffle to be held during the Tourism Conference.
Help us make this a great gift to benefit the work the VIA does.
Attraction tickets, overnight stays, t-shirts, hats, wine, treats and whatever you would like to give. Call or email and we will arrange to pick up your items. Thank you for your contribution. If you are not currently a member of VIA please contact me for more info

2017 South Dakota Governor's Conference on Tourism
January 17-19
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, Pierre, SD
SSDTA "Top of the Stairs" Social
30th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, January 18  5pm-7pm
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, Pierre, SD
Literature Swap - May 2, 2017
Lit Swap
Plan your brochure distribution for 2017 NOW.
Need a new brochure? SSDTA can help with the design at a reasonable cost.
Get your brochure reprinted and ready to go.
Register it with SD Tourism and sign up for the Literature Swap. More info to follow.