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Be sure to add these important dates to your 2018 calendar:

 

January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July

August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December


If you are looking for a comprehensive listing of events for visitors to South Dakota, take a look at the Calendar of Events on TravelSouthDakota.com.

JANUARY 2018
3 Publication Program registrations open
4 Interstate Welcome Center job openings announced
15 2018 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
16-18 2018 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
16-19 Go West Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah
21-26 German/Austrian Sales Mission
25 International Media Marketplace, New York, New York
25-Feb. 2 Nordic Sales Mission, Denmark and Sweden
26-30 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace,
Charlotte, North Carolina
26-Feb. 4 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo, Rapid City
30 Peak Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2018 designation final application deadline
FEBRUARY 2018
2 Interstate Welcome Center job application deadline
10-11 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
16 Peak Great Getaways registrations due
16-18 Pheasants Forever National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic,
Sioux Falls
21 Travel Massive NYC, New York, New York
21-22 North American Journeys' (NAJ) RTO Summit West,
Marina del Rey, California
22 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications open
MARCH 2018
TBD Denver Media Blitz, Denver, Colorado
15 FREE WEBINAR: "The Rise of the Hyper-Informed Traveler"
with Chris Adams; registration is required
17-18 Dallas Travel & Adventure Show, Dallas, Texas
19-20 Meredith Media Event, Des Moines, Iowa
20-21 National Council of State Tourism Directors Spring Forum,
Washington, DC
21-22 Destination Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
22-23 U.S. Travel Association Spring Board of Directors Meeting,
Washington, DC
24-25 Denver Travel & Adventure Show, Denver, Colorado
25-27 Active America China tradeshow, Atlanta, Georgia
30 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications due
APRIL 2018
8-10 Circle Wisconsin Midwest Marketplace,
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
7-8 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Summit, Kalispell, Montana
9-11 IRU (Rocky Mountain International Roundup), Kalispell, Montana
11-15 Midwest Travel Journalist Association Media Show,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
13 Publication Program registration deadline
MAY 2018
TBD Shoulder Great Getaways registrations open
2 West River Lit Swap, Rapid City
3 East River Lit Swap, Mitchell
6-12 National Travel and Tourism Week
14 Interstate Welcome Centers open, statewide
19-23 U.S. Travel Association IPW, Denver, Colorado
TBD Shoulder Great Getaways registrations due
JUNE 2018
26-28 TTRA Annual International Conference,
Miami/Coral Gables, Florida
JULY 2018
25-29 U.S. Travel Association Summer Board of Directors Meeting,
Park City, Utah
AUGUST 2018
3 Rooster Rush Co-op applications due
3-12 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis and Black Hills
TBD Great Service Star applications mailed
11-14 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO),
Phoenix, Arizona
SEPTEMBER 2018
TBD Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Megafam
TBD Great Service Star (Mickelson Award) applications due
9 New Effington, Salem and Vivian Welcome Centers close
17-20 AIANTA American Indian Tourism Conference,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
19-20 CenStates TTRA Conference, Des Moines, Iowa
TBD World Tourism Days, BHSU, Spearfish
TBD Domestic and International Journalists Buffalo Roundup hosting,
Black Hills
28 Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park
OCTOBER 2018
TBD Peak 2019 Magazine Co-op registrations open
TBD 2019 Governor's Conference on Tourism Sponsorships due
14 Chamberlain and Spearfish Welcome Centers close
26 First Lady's Prairie Arts Showcase (as part of the Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt), Pierre
23-25 Marketing Outlook Forum: A Global Perspective,
Las Vegas, Nevada
TBD Black Hills & Badlands Annual Meeting, Rapid City
NOVEMBER 2018
4-7 National Tour Association (NTA) Annual Travel Exchange,
Milwuakee, Wisconsin
11-14 Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) Marketplace, Toronto
TBD Peak 2018 Magazine Co-op registrations due
9-11 Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience, Minneapolis, Minnesota
22 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, New York
DECEMBER 2018
TBD Rocky Mountain International (RMI) mid-year meeting, TBD
JANUARY 2019
4 Interstate Welcome Center job openings announced
15-17 2019 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
TBD 2019 South Dakota Vacation Guide available


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