Lori Walsh talks with Katie Denis, Senior Program Director for Project Time Off.  She says the American work culture is flawed, and too many workers leave their vacation time on the table.  We’ll talk about the value of a great vacation for health, for families, and for the national economy.

Join us in Great Britain Aug 29-Sept 5 2015

Oct 6, 2014

Stroll through history and Downton Abbey with Friends of SDPB. Make plans now for 2015 trip! Call for Costs - Pam Pfeifer, Group Travel Experts 605-271-0140,


Increasing The Tourism Travel In South Dakota

Mar 31, 2014

South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen is one of 13 new additions to the federal Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. The 32-member panel offers guidance to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on national tourism policy. It includes members from across the country, including representatives from public and private sectors. Hagen says he wants to ensure that travel industries in all states are considered in national strategy and policy. He says he looks forward to helping increase travel to and around the country.

Labor Day Weekend Travel

Aug 29, 2013

Spokesperson Marilyn Buskohl of AAA South Dakota discussed Labor Day weekend travel projections.  AAA projects 73,500 South Dakotans will travel more than 50 miles from home over the upcoming Labor Day holiday, a 6.4% increase over last year.  Of those travelers, 89% are expected to be reaching their destination by private motor vehicle.  Nationwide, 34.1 million Americans will travel over this weekend as AAA is predicting a 4.2% increase over a year ago.  The anticipated increase in holiday travel is predominantly being credited to increased consumer spending and the recovering housing mar

Tourism In South Dakota Report

Jul 31, 2013

In May, state tourism officials said indications were that South Dakota would have a good summer season. There was a strong demand for vacation guides and e-newsletters and traffic on department-run websites was on the increase. South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen talks about how the summer tourism season has gone so far. He'll also discuss the efforts to bring Chinese visitors to South Dakota and the Midwest tour of the Mount Rushmore mascots.