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Be sure to add these important dates to your 2017 calendar:

 

February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August

September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |  January 2018


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 2017
3 Publication Program registrations open
5 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
14-17 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, Cleveland, Ohio
17-19 2017 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
21-22 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
16 2017 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
31 Peak Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2017 designation final application deadline
FEBRUARY 2017
3 Interstate Information Center job application deadline
8-9 North American Journeys' (NAJ) RTO Summit West,
Marina del Rey, California
14 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications open
14-16 Media Blitz, Seattle and Los Angeles, and Travel Massive, Los Angeles
15 Peak Great Getaways registrations due
17-19 Pheasants Forever National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
20-23 Go West Summit, Reno-Tahoe, Nevada
MARCH 2017
1-4 Benelux Sales Mission
5-7 Showcase USA-Italy, Naples, Italy
7-13 International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Berlin, Germany (attended by RMI)
17 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications due
18-19 Denver Travel & Adventure Show, Denver, Colordao
26-Apr. 1 United Kingdom Sales Mission
27-28 National Council of State Tourism Directors Spring Forum,
Washington, DC
28-29 Destination Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
29-30 U.S. Travel Association Spring Board of Directors Meeting,
Washington, DC
APRIL 2017
2-4 Circle Wisconsin Midwest Marketplace, Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Geotourism Program,
Billings, Montana
14 Publication Program registration deadline
14-16 Sioux Empire Film Festival, Sioux Falls
20-25 Domestic Trade familiarization tour
23-25 Active America China tradeshow, Portland, Oregon
26-29 Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City
MAY 2017
TBD Shoulder Great Getaways registrations open
1-2 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Summit, Bismarck, North Dakota
2 East River Lit Swap, Mitchell
3 West River Lit Swap, Rapid City
3-5 IRU (Rocky Mountain International Roundup), Bismarck, North Dakota
6-10 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Post-IRU familiarization tour
7-13 National Travel and Tourism Week
15 Interstate Information Centers open, statewide
TBD Shoulder Great Getaways registrations due
JUNE 2017
3-7 U.S. Travel Association IPW, Washington, D.C.
20-22 TTRA Annual International Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
JULY 2017
26-30 U.S. Travel Association Summer Board of Directors Meeting,
Washington, DC
AUGUST 2017
4-13 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis and Black Hills
TBD Rooster Rush Co-op information mailed
TBD Great Service Star applications mailed
22-25 Travel Media Showcase, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
TBD Rooster Rush Co-op applications due
TBD Japanese familiarization tour, statewide
25-29 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO),
Minneapolis, Minnesota
SEPTEMBER 2017
TBD Great Service Star (Mickelson Award) applications due
10 New Effington, Salem, Vivian and Wilmot Welcome Centers close
11-14 AIANTA American Indian Tourism Conference,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
18-20 CenStates TTRA Conference, Madison, Wisconsin
21-24 JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, Tokyo, Japan
27-Oct. 3 Domestic and International Journalists Buffalo Roundup hosting, Black Hills
29 Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park
TBD Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Megafam
TBD South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen
OCTOBER 2017
TBD Peak 2018 Magazine Co-op registrations open
15 Chamberlain, Spearfish, Valley Springs and Vermillion
Welcome Centers close
20-21 Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt and First Lady's Prairie Arts Showcase, Pierre
23-25 Marketing Outlook Forum: A Global Perspective,
Baltimore, Maryland
NOVEMBER 2017
6-8 World Travel Market tradeshow, London
TBD Japanese Sales Mission, Los Angeles, California
TBD Peak 2018 Magazine Co-op registrations due
23 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, New York
DECEMBER 2017
? Rocky Mountain International (RMI) mid-year meeting, ?
14-18 National Tour Association (NTA) Annual Travel Exchange,
San Antonio, Texas
JANUARY 2018
2 Publication Program registrations open
4 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
10-11 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
27-30 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, Charlotte, North Carolina
16-18 2018 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
TBD 2018 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
TBD Peak Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2018 designation final application deadline


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