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 $13.6 billion industry in the state, employing 254,400 people in 2014 – up from $13 billion and 250,000 jobs in 2013.
To access the 2016 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.
New Event Funding Grants
This pilot program is designed to generate economic impact and increase media awareness of the state as an event destination by securing new events in communities throughout the state. Eligible events must be new to Minnesota and open to the public.
Grants are offered to Minnesota non-profit organizations formed for the primary purpose of tourism promotion and to scenic byway groups incorporated as a non-profit organization. Grants are to be used for marketing and promotional projects or to conduct research to help in this endeavor.
Add EMT Listings to Your Site
Get a free, custom-built Minnesota travel information feed for your website, and list whatever types of lodging, things to do, or events you choose, in whatever region or town you choose.
EMT Advertising Campaign | Spring / Summer 2016
Spring/Summer 2016 brings with it an evolution of the highly acclaimed #OnlyinMN campaign, featuring high-impact executions designed to deliver deep storytelling and feature richer experiences that showcase the unexpected and lasting memories created by vacationing in Minnesota.