Despite high gas prices, people are willing to travel this summer

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Despite record high gas prices, it appears many people will still be traveling this summer.

Early this year, South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen had been concerned about gas prices getting much over four dollars a gallon.

Hagen says over two years of pandemic restrictions has people restless.

Hagen says they are tracking visitation this year.

Hagen says part of their strategy is to focus on closer markets including the Twin Cities, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and Denver.