Tourism Department planning ahead

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – While it is high visitation season, state tourism officials are planning ahead.

Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says they have been seeing unique visitors later in each year.

Hagen says they will also promote fall visitation and hunting.

Hagen says they will also maintain and enhance their marketing plans year round.

Hagen says they are seeing signs that tourism is rebounding from the slow start due to wet cold weather that lasted into much of May.