SD Dept of Tourism working on a strategic plan for tourism industry

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Department of Tourism is developing a new strategic plan. Secretary Jim Hagen says their last three year plan wrapped up in 2019, but the pandemic delayed their process.

Hagen says they want the plan to be widely inclusive.

Hagen says the survey will start with thousands of their tourism partners.

Hagen says mid-summer indications are that visitation to the state is ahead of the record pace of 2019.