Welcome to the Explore Minnesota Tourism Industry website!
Explore Minnesota welcomes you to the Industry website, built especially for and about the businesses and organizations that make tourism a $12.5 billion industry in the state, employing over 245,000 people in 2012 – up from $11.9 billion and 240,000 jobs in 2011.
To access the 2014 Tourism and the Economy Fact Sheet and other material highlighting the impact of travel in Minnesota, visit the Tourism Awareness section of the website.
This website is the go-to place to learn about ways that you can get involved in tourism promotion and marketing opportunities or dig into a wealth of research and reports on things that explain the impact of tourism on the economy, along with trends and facts and figures. We will keep this site up-to-date with training opportunities, and timely information on issues that may affect you.
Be sure to check out the Featured Programs page, where we will post the most relevant, timely items that may be of interest to you.
If you have an upcoming conference or industry event that could be of interest to this audience, or if you have a question or comment for Explore Minnesota Tourism please contact us.
2015 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference
The 2015 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference will be held Feb. 3-4, 2015 at RiverCentre in St. Paul. The conference schedule begins with lunch and a keynote presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 3, concluding Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 4. Visit Saint Paul is planning a pre-conference event for the afternoon & evening of Monday, Feb. 2.
2015 Grant Program
The grant program is offered to Minnesota non-profit tourism organizations to assist with marketing and promotional projects. Learn more!
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Learn how PedalMN is partnering with Bike Fixtation to offer communities and businesses products to improve biking infrastructure.