Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017
The tribal origins of North Dakota region are aiming to achieve a worldwide market with a joint initiative on tourism. The Minot Daily News report said that the North Dakota Native Tourism Alliance is all geared up to enhance North Dakota’s existing $3.1 billion tourism industry and providing financial opportunities on tribal reservations.
To quote Les Thomas, president and vice chairman of Turtle Mountain Tourism, ‘what we have to offer in Indian Country and develop amenities that the tourists want to see and experience. As a model, other states are watching us to see how this works out.’ The coalition is all set to lure different world travelers along with a variety of development partnerships, like the North Dakota Tourism Department, tribes in the state, Nativeway Tours and the North Dakota Indian Business Alliance.
To quote Jason Morsette, alliance board member, ‘the biggest focus of our tourism department is to create economic development and sustainability for the tribes and for the state of North Dakota.’
To quote Fred Walker, international tourism manager with the ND Tourism Division, ‘the attention on Native American travel experiences has never been stronger around the world. With the real experiences focusing on culture, history, food and art that are featured across our region, we are in a great place to continue to grow our experiences, workforce and economy.’