SD Tourism adjusting how to promote itself due to high gas prices

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Despite gas prices over four fifty a gallon nationally, surveys continue to show people planning to travel in large numbers this summer.

South Dakota Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says they update their marketing almost continually.

Hagen says they are working with tourism operators to help them devise deals to attract travelers.

Hagen says they are also seeing a mixed return on those traveling in R-V’s.

Hagen says their tracking so far this season shows both visitation and spending up over last year.