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Industry calendar

Be sure to add these important dates to your 2016 calendar:

 

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

September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |  January 2017


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 2016
1 Rose Parade, Pasadena, California
5 Publication Program registrations open
5 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
9-12 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, Lousiville, Kentucky
TBD 2016 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
15-17 Reiseliv, Norway
19-21 2016 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
23-24 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
27 Peak Season Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2016 designation final application deadline
31-Feb. 4 Travel Exchange (NTA Convention), Atlanta, Georgia
FEBRUARY 2016
5 Interstate Information Center job application deadline
TBD Peak Season Great Getaways registrations due
17-18 North American Journeys' (NAJ) RTO Summit West,
Marina del Rey, California
19 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications open
19-21 Pheasants Forever National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic,
Kansas City, Missouri
22-25 Go West Summit, Anchorage, Alaska
25-28 Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show, Omaha, Nebraska
MARCH 2016
7 National Travel and Tourism Week Co-op information mailed to CVBs
7-13 International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Berlin, Germany (attended by RMI)
14-19 French Sales Mission
16-18 Active America China tradeshow, Fort Worth, Texas
18 Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications due
28 National Travel and Tourism Week Co-op proposals due
APRIL 2016
8-10 Sioux Empire Film Festival, Sioux Falls
12-13 2016 Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) Conference, Sioux Falls
15 Publication Program registration deadline
19-20 Tourism Advisory Board meeting, Brookings
21-27 Group Tour Operator familiarization tour
MAY 2016
TBD Shoulder Season Great Getaways registrations open
1-7 National Travel and Tourism Week
1-2 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Summit, Cody, Wyoming
3-6 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Roundup, Cody, Wyoming
3 East River Lit Swap, Mitchell
4 West River Lit Swap, Rapid City
7-13 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Post-Roundup familiarization tours
12-17 Chinese familiarization tour, statewide
16 Interstate Information Centers open, statewide
TBD Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City
22-27 Japanese familiarization tour, statewide
TBD Shoulder Season Great Getaways registrations due
JUNE 2016
18-22 U.S. Travel Association IPW, New Orleans, Louisiana
JULY 2016
(nothing at this time)
AUGUST 2016
1 Rooster Rush Co-op information mailed
TBD Japanese Sales Mission, Los Angeles, California
15 Great Service Star applications mailed
16-19 Travel Media Showcase, Grapevine, Texas
19 Rooster Rush Co-op applications due
27-30 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO),
Boca Raton, Florida
SEPTEMBER 2016
9 Great Service Star (Mickelson Award) applications due
11 New Effington, Salem, Tilford, Vivian, Wasta and Wilmot
Information Centers close
11-15 AIANTA American Indian Tourism Conference,
Tulalip, Washington
18 Spearfish Information Center closes
21-23 CenStates TTRA Conference, Rapid City
22-25 JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, Tokyo, Japan
25-Oct. 1 Domestic and International Journalists Buffalo Roundup hosting, Black Hills
30 Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park
TBD Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Megafam
TBD South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen
OCTOBER 2016
TBD Australia/New Zealand Sales Mission
TBD Peak 2016 Magazine Co-op (formerly Giant Step) registrations open
21-22 Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt and First Lady's Prairie Arts Showcase, Pierre
24-26 Marketing Outlook Forum: A Global Perspective,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
30 Chamberlain, Valley Springs and Vermillion
Information Centers close
NOVEMBER 2016
7-9 World Travel Market tradeshow, London
? Italian Sales Mission
TBD Peak 2017 Magazine Co-op (formerly Giant Step) registrations due
? Nordic Sales Mission
24 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, New York
DECEMBER 2016
? Rocky Mountain International (RMI) mid-year meeting, ?
? United Kingdom Sales Mission
JANUARY 2017
4 Publication Program registrations open
4 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
7-8 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
14-17 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, Cleveland, Ohio
17-19 2017 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
TBD 2017 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
TBD Peak Season Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2017 designation final application deadline


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