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Be sure to add these important dates to your 2015 calendar:

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

August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |  January 2016


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

JANUARY 2015
5 Publication Program registrations begin
5 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
10-15 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, St. Louis, Missouri
17-18 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
18-22 Travel Exchange (NTA Convention/UMA Motorcoach EXPO),
New Orleans, Louisiana
20 2015 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
20-22 2015 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
28 Peak Season Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2015 designation final application deadline
FEBRUARY 2015
10-13 Go West Summit, Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Peak Season Great Getaways registrations due
13-21 Visit USA Expos, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
16 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications begin
19-22 Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show, Omaha, Nebraska
20-22 Pheasants Forever National Pheasant Fest, Des Moines, Iowa
25-26 North American Journeys' (NAJ) RTO Summit West,
Marina Del Rey, California
25-Mar. 3 Nordic Sales Mission, Denmark and Sweden
27 National Travel and Tourism Week Co-op information mailed to CVBs
MARCH 2015
4-8 International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Berlin, Germany (attended by RMI)
13 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications due
18 Poster Program registrations begin
27 National Travel and Tourism Week Co-op proposals due
APRIL 2015
7-9 Active America China tradeshow, Las Vegas, Nevada
11-12 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Summit, Sioux Falls
12-16 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Roundup, Sioux Falls
16-20 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Post-Roundup familiarization tours, statewide
15 2015 Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) Conference, Sioux Falls
30 Publication Program registration deadline
MAY 2015
TBD Shoulder Season Great Getaways registrations open
2-10 National Travel and Tourism Week
6-10 Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City
6 West River Lit Swap, Rapid City
7 East River Lit Swap, Mitchell
18 Interstate Information Centers open, statewide
29-30 2015 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference, Pierre
30-June 3 U.S. Travel Association IPW, Orlando, Florida
TBD Group Tour Operator familiarization tour
TBD Japanese familiarization tour, statewide
TBD Travel Agent familiarization tour, statewide
TBD Shoulder Season Great Getaways registrations due
JUNE 2015
TBD Shoulder 2015 Magazine Co-op (formerly Giant Step) registrations due
JULY 2015
(nothing at this time)
AUGUST 2015
3 Rooster Rush Co-op information mailed
6 Japanese Sales Mission, Los Angeles, California
11-14 Travel Media Showcase, Bloomington, Indiana
14 Great Service Star applications mailed
21 Rooster Rush Co-op applications due
23-25 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO),
Portland, Oregon
SEPTEMBER 2015
11 Great Service Star (Mickelson Award) applications due
13 New Effington, Salem, Tilford, Vivian, Wasta and Wilmot
Information Centers close
13-17 AIANTA American Indian Tourism Conference,
Ignacio, Colorado
20 Spearfish Information Center closes
20-26 Domestic and International Journalists Buffalo Roundup hosting, Black Hills
25 Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park
24-27 JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, Tokyo, Japan
TBD Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Megafam
30-Oct. 4 South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen
OCTOBER 2015
TBD SoDak Animation Festival, Brookings
23-24 Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt and First Lady's Prairie Arts Showcase, Pierre
25 Chamberlain, Valley Springs and Vermillion
Information Centers close
26-28 Marketing Outlook Forum: A Global Perspective,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TBD Australia Mission
TBD Peak 2016 Magazine Co-op (formerly Giant Step) registrations due
NOVEMBER 2015
2-5 World Travel Market tradeshow, London
26 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, New York
DECEMBER 2015
(nothing at this time)
JANUARY 2016
4 Publication Program registrations begin
4 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
TBD tentative - Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
9-12 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, Lousiville, Kentucky
TBD 2016 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
TBD Scandinavian Sales Mission, Norway/Sweden
19-21 2016 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
31 Great Service Star 2016 designation final application deadline
31-Feb. 4 Travel Exchange (NTA Convention/UMA Motorcoach EXPO),
Atlanta, Georgia


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