State officials recognizing national travel and tourism week
Rapid City, S.D. – According to the statement, from May 7-13, South Dakota will appreciate and honor everything that the travel & tourism industry does for South Dakota.
Tourism is one of South Dakota’s largest industries.
State officials also announced that visitors spent a record-breaking $4.7 billion in 2022, generating 11% of total state sales tax collections.
And the money that tourism brings in every year eases every South Dakota household’s tax burden by $1,011.
Here in South Dakota, visitors get to create lifelong memories, and every one of our citizens benefits from that.
84% of Americans have a tentative trip planned for the next 12 months, with the majority planning to travel in June and July. Excitement for leisure travel is at a record high level – and domestic leisure is travelers’ top discretionary spending priority. While many are concerned about the national economic climate, 53% of consumers are prioritizing travel in 2023, and 93% have travel plans in the next 6 months.