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How Jim Hagen Managed The Tourism Dept During COVID


In The Moment … January 26th, 2021 Show 978 Hour 2

The pandemic has been tough on many industries in South Dakota, including tourism and visitor services. And yet, Custer State Park posted record visitation numbers last year, and inquiries from potential visitors are up. As some people dream of a post-COVID travel binge, others are visiting the state now, in the middle of the pandemic, seeking wide open spaces and indoor dining. It's a complicated picture, but our next guest has navigated changing markets and dynamic politics before. 
Guest: Jim Hagen, Secretary of the state Department of Tourism.

Sports and recreation reporting is supported by Horton Incorporated of Britton South Dakota

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