Julie Jensen

Rapid City Tourism

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In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 1

Given the pandemic we are currently experiencing, how are we to celebrate National Travel And Tourism week? Perhaps it’s virtually or by social media? Julie Jensen is president of Visit Rapid City and she joins us to spotlight resilience and hope as we face coronavirus.

Lee Strubinger

In the Moment ... May 6, 2019 Show 569 Hour 1

The 11th annual National Travel and Tourism Week is May 5-11. Travel and tourism professionals across the country are uniting to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, business and personal well-being.

Julie Jensen is president of Visit Rapid City and Jim Hagen is Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 2

The Lakota Nation Invitational is now in its fourth decade. This year, Rapid City businesses showed up in unprecedented numbers to participate in the corporate handgames tournament.

Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors Whitney Rencountre and Karen Mortimer join us to explain. Also with us is Julie Schmitz Jensen, president and CEO of Visit Rapid City.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Tourism industry officials are kicking off the summer season with National Tourism Week.

It’s a week of preparation for the influx of tourists expected in South Dakota. Tourism brings in almost $4 billion dollars.

However, not everyone is convinced a tourism based economy is healthy for a community.

Tourism brings in the big bucks. It’s the second largest industry in South Dakota behind agriculture. Observers say roughly 14 million visitors come to South Dakota every year, and that number is increasing.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 1

This week marks National Travel and Tourism Week. What's the economic impact of all those families heading into the state?

Julie Schmitz Jensen is director of Visit Rapid City.