In This Issue

FREE Tourism Seminar

Sportsman's Guide

Get Away Packages

Photos Needed

Visitor Guides Available

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

Nicole Bruning
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

Eric Hortness
Madison Chamber

Elijah Bonde
Vermillion Chamber

Jacquie Fuks, Exec Director
Cindy Mason, Design Specialist
Casey Tow Member Services

FREE Tourism Seminar "On The Move"
May 9  9:30am - 11:30am
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Rooms 8-10

Jim Hagen, Secretary of the Dept. of Tourism, and team will provide the latest updates from the department on their new structure, new teams, strategic plan and 2017 marketing initiatives.

South Dakota Sportsman's Guide
Ad Deadline June 1, 2017
Don't miss this.
24pg full color magazine on everything outdoors in Southeast South Dakota.
This guide will be at I-29 & I-90 Info centers, mailed by visitor request and distributed at the 2018 PheasantFest in Sioux Falls.

Get-Away Packages
Partner with restaurant, lodging, attraction or event to create a Get-Away Package for Spring, or one that's good year round. Submit it to the website at: It's that simple. It's FREE and works for you. Lodging partnered with an event or attraction and maybe even a meal or wine. One price, one phone #.
Need help creating your package? Call or email 665-2435 or

Photos & Video Clips Needed
Sunset Photography. Photographer Ready to Take Sunset Pictures on the Beach. Professional Travel Photography Works.
We need YOU to send photos or short video of places our visitors would like to see. Your event, landscapes, etc. We will be using photos on our website and Social Media. Some may even be used in future regional and state publications.
Throwback Thursdays we will feature "Then and Now" using an old photo of an event or business along with a new photo of the same event or business.
Monday Moments will feature beautiful sunsets, landscapes etc around the Southeast Region. 
Fun video of your event or attraction is great for us to link in our ENewsletters.
Show off your photography skills and get a mention for your event or attraction. Contact

2017 Visitor Guides Available
South Dakota Vacation Guide, Simply South Dakota, SD Sportsman's Guides, Maps and Birding Trail are available.
Call for delivery or Pickup at
Parker Transfer - Sioux Falls; SSDTA Office - Yankton; Vermillion Chamber, Madison Chamber or Mitchell CVB.

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.

At Good Earth State Park

October 3, 2017
10am - Lunch (Rowdy Hog BBQ)

Jim Hagen, Secretary of Tourism
Kirk Hulstein, Statistics

FREE to SSDTA MEMBERS & Future Members