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Appreciating our visitors during National Tourism Week

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Grand Forks is set to kick off National Travel & Tourism Week by celebrating the importance of natural, cultural and historic wonders and how they draw visitors to cities and towns across the nation.  During May 5-13, tourism related industries will join together to highlight the valuable role tourism plays in contributing to vibrant communities as great places to visit and live.   In an effort to show our appreciation to visitors and local residents and emphasize the importance of the tourism industry, the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a prize each day during the week.  These prizes will help us illustrate the many wonderful offerings available in our Grand Cities.  All you need to do to register for the simply grand giveaways (listed below), is click on this link and complete the short form.   May 5 – One 2lb. box of Chipper’s from Grand Forks’ own Widman’s Candy Store May 6 – Greater Grand Forks gift basket May 7 – Two World of Outlaw passes sponsored by River Cities Speedway May 8 – Two North Dakota Museum of Art Summer Concerts in the Garden season passes (sponsored by ND Museum of Art) May …

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Saluting tourism’s major impact

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It is National Travel & Tourism Week, and Grand Forks is celebrating the importance of natural, cultural and historic wonders and how they draw visitors to cities and towns across the nation.  During May 7-15, tourism related industries will join together to highlight the valuable role tourism plays in contributing to healthy and vibrant communities, increasing their attractiveness as places to live, work and visit. Did you know that travel and tourism is a $2 trillion industry in the United States?  It generates $120 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments and without this revenue, each U.S. household would pay an additional $1,000 in taxes.  Travel and tourism is also one of the country’s largest employers, with 7.7 million direct travel-generated jobs. The GGFCVB would also like to show our appreciation by hosting an Open House in the Visitor Center (4251 Gateway Drive) during National Tourism Week.  Free coffee and cookies will be served from 9 AM to 5 PM, and there will be a 10% discount on most gift shop items.  Also, if you friend the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook or follow @visitgrandforks on Twitter, you will automatically be registered to …

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