2017 Tourism Numbers Released At State Tourism Conference

(WNAX) — Visitors to South Dakota last year spent more than three point nine billion dollars.  Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says it’s a critical part of the state’s economy…

It was an increase of one-point two percent from 2016.  Hagen says visitor numbers also grew a bit…

Hagen says tourism has seen fairly steady growth despite a number of issues over the past few years…

The numbers were released at the state tourism convention that wrapped up last week in Pierre.