Gov. Tim Walz Announces $1 Million In Grants For Tourism IndustryThe COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted tourism in the state, and in response, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that over $1 million in grants would be made available for the industry.
Split Rock Lighthouse To Reopen Wednesday With Social Distancing Measures In PlaceSplit Rock Lighthouse is a popular tourist site that's making changes as it reopens to protect visitors from the coronavirus.
Bar Displaying Confederate Memorabilia Removed From Tourism Site, Then ReinstatedAfter about 30 complaints were reviewed, the listing for Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks in Sauk Rapids has been reinstated to the Explore MN website.
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.