2021 Governor's Conference on Tourism

January 20-21, Pierre, South Dakota


2021 Conference Videos

South Dakota Tourism - 2020 “Why Travel Matters”

Industry Partners - Lessons from 2020

South Dakota Tough


2021 Conference Presentation Videos and Handouts

Travel's Road Ahead
Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association

Preparing for the Recovery (PDF of presentation deck)
Adam Sacks, Tourism Economics

What Current Perceptions Reveal about Travel's Future (PDF of presentation deck)
Erin Francis-Cummings, Destination Analysts

2020 Industry Update
Secretary Jim Hagen

How Will This End, Recovery in Travel
Clayton Reid, MMGY Global

Industry Question & Answer Session
Industry Panel: Angela Avila, Tom Biegler, Mark Grote, Gwyn Wathen

Governor's Address and Awards Ceremony
Governor Kristi Noem


2021 Annual Tourism Awards

Awards presented at the 2021 Governor’s Conference on Tourism


Onward! South Dakota Governor's Conference on Tourism