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Department hosts Governor's Conference on Tourism next month

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Tourism is hosting the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism next month. Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says the 2016 "Be Monumental" theme speaks to a drive in the tourism industry to continually...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - The South Dakota Department of Tourism is hosting the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism next month.

Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says the 2016 "Be Monumental" theme speaks to a drive in the tourism industry to continually be thinking big and looking for ways to innovate. He says the message is particularly appropriate considering the 75th anniversary of Mount Rushmore's completion and the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service.

This annual conference brings together nearly 600 people from across South Dakota and other parts of the U.S. to network with peers and learn about trends in the travel and hospitality business. Topics covered include customer service training, marketing trends and leadership skills.

The conference is planned for Jan. 19-21, in Pierre.

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