Tourism Revenue Up In 2019, Survey Of Businesses FindsExplore Minnesota credited the state's affordable getaways that include both urban and natural attractions.
Explore Minnesota Reports Healthy Summer Tourism SeasonAs September begins, Minnesota is wrapping up a successful summer tourism season. Explore Minnesota surveyed 300 businesses: hotels, resorts, campgrounds, and home rentals. They found business was growing for 80% of them.
The Twin Cities Metro Area Saw A 'Serious' Boost In Visitors In 2018Travel officials say the Twin Cities metro area welcomed 34.5 million visitors in 2018, an increase of nearly 4% over 2017.
Tourism In Wisconsin Generates $21.6BTourism brought in $1.2 billion in federal taxes, $879 million in state taxes and $703 million in local taxes.
Fall Colors Means More Green For Minnesota Tourism IndustryTwenty-five percent of Minnesota tourism money is made in the fall.
Number Of Twin Cities Tourists Hits All-Time HighMore than 33 million people visited the Twin Cities in 2017, which is the highest number of tourists in the metro area, ever.
Travelers' Top Worries Include Forgetting Things, Being Robbed"Despite recent terrorist attacks, business travelers say they’re more worried about other things."
Despite Recent Terror Attacks, Minnesotans Still Flock To EuropeThe increase in high-profile attacks has some people wary, but some travel experts say you may not need to rethink your vacation plans.
Minneapolis Unveils Visitor Information Center DowntownThe Minneapolis Visitor Information Center is now open in downtown. It features shopping and gifts from local artists, transit information and where to find some of the city's hot spots.
Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.
Minnesota Resorts See Strong Summer Tourism SeasonAs summer comes to a close, Minnesota resorts said they were happy for the state's great weather. According to Explore Minnesota, summer tourism was the strongest it’s been in seven years.
How To Prepare For A Cross-Country Road TripFive tips to get you started on a cross-country trip of America
Tourists Flock To Gawk At Massive Highway Bridge ProjectsJockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
America's Most Patriotic Summer Vacation SpotsThe U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.
State Tourism Agency Plans Summer Campaign In Midwestern CitiesExplore Minnesota has started new projection-style advertising on empty walls in the Twin Cities. But their big focus right now is to pull in people from other states and the other side of the world.