NTTW: How to Participate

Embrace the Spirit of Travel in Brookings, South Dakota!

Our primary audience has always been potential visitors, but more and more, a locals perspective influences a destination's tourism product. But travelers and visitors alike can experience the same memorable moments that travel businesses provide.

National Travel & Tourism Week Tool Kit

  • Customizable Resoucres: We encourage you to use the resources available, like a video template or GIF templates.
  • Social Media Content: Make sure you're using the hashtags, #NTTW20, #SpiritOfTravel, and #VisitBrookingsSD. In addition, NTTW provides content guidance, inspiration for all platforms, and messaging celebrating the spirit of travel. Feel free to customize messaging to fit your business or attraction.
  • NTTW Fact Sheet: Understand why this week is so important to the travel and tourism industry. Learn more about the history of NTTW.

Contact Us to use virtual Zoom backgrounds of our great places in Brookings.

During #NTTW20, embrace the #SpiritOfTravel and join us in celebrating the tourism industry every day of the week:

MONDAY | The Spirit of Travel >>> Join us in spotlighting the role of tourism in our communinty. How does your business contribute to tourism in Brookings? Share a photo of why tourism is important to your business or attraction using the hashtags #NTTW20 and #SpiritOfTravel.

TUESDAY | Rally Day >>> Encourage staff to wear red, light up your businesses with red, or incorporate the color red in a part of your day. (PS: We know this color goes against our Jackrabbit Pride, but please help us spread the message that tourism is important to you and our community.)

WEDNESDAY | Media Day & Celebrating our Partners >>> Share a virtual experience at your business or attraction and post on social media. Or simply share what you love about your business or attraction. Tag VisitBrookingsSD and use the hashtags, #NTTW20 #SpiritOfTravel #visitbrookingssd.

THURSDAY | Customer Service Day >>> We want to see your amazing employees! Share photos or video testimonials about your fantastic employees who offer the best hospitality this side of the Missouri River. In addition, this is a great time to take the Online Hospitality Training Program offered by the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism. 

FRIDAY | Celebrate Brookings! >>> Tell us what you love about Brookings! Share photos and videos of your favorite destinations and things to do in Brookings. What should visitors do when they make plans to travel to Brookings?  We want to hear from you!

We couldn't celebration National Travel & Tourism Week without our partners, our community, our businesses, and our attractions. Help us in celebrating what makes Brookings a tourism destination! Tag VisitBrookings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and be sure to use the hashtags #NTTW20, #SpiritOfTravel, and #VisitBrookingsSD