This is exciting! I've had a few inquiries lately from individuals that are asking for advice. They're planning a weekend getaway. They cannot go far, but they want to travel to a location where they can do some things in an area for 2-3 days. Maybe these destinations include a nice steak dinner and church on Sunday morning. Maybe it's dancing, coffee shop and rolls in the morning, a movie at night. Maybe it even includes shopping, an auction, or some music in the park or concert or a petrified forest, a grotto, or some historical markers. They are asking us for information. We'd love nothing better than to give them some destinations for their weekend or week away.
We also have women and men that want to take bus tours. They would love nothing better than for us to choose the itinerary for the trip and all they have to do is get on board; let the driver do the rest. What does your area have that others want to see and visit?
Personally, I grew up in the Black Hills. I later worked for Grayline Bus Tours and worked in hotels during the summers to visit with tourists and to sell them tours for the northern or southern hills or the Passion Play. Years before that, we always showed family or visitors all there was to see in the Black Hills. Promoting came early on to me. There is however, a great deal more out there than the Black Hills. There are towns, parks, events, art, golf courses that you may see everyday, but others have yet to see them. There is much to learn about all the destinations out there; in South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota or other states that the Travel Backroads Directory covers.
This is where co-opetition works it's magic. Create a Destination Cluster. Get your area together and and let us write your story. Travel Backroads will work hard to promote your destination and get the word out. We are doing it tirelessly already and are committed to you, going local and we'll continue to do so. This is an exciting new development for us. Let's work together!