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This section is designed to assist you in packaging marketable and profitable tours.
You will find suggestions for itineraries, contact information for receptive operators, and motorcoach information. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to get a monthly dose of South Dakota information and inspiration.
Check out the itinerary section, which gives a sampling of the hundreds of potential routes and themes that can be tailored to build the perfect South Dakota tour for your groups and for foreign independent travelers (FIT).
From complete ground arrangements to step-on guide services, South Dakota's receptive operators stand ready to assist in planning your South Dakota tour.
Becoming acquainted with South Dakota motorcoach regulations and doing some pre-trip planning will save time for a pleasant tour. You will find the information, charts and regulations in this section useful and necessary when finalizing your plans.
Group Tour Planning Guide, Escort Notes and Group Tour Co-op Ad
These popular publications are filled with fun facts and useful information to either plan your South Dakota tour or enhance your visit while here. Request either publication through the Group Tour Information Request form. Escort Notes is also available as a downloadable PDF (9 MB).
Group Tour Co-op Ad - This four-page ad is inserted into group tour publications and is mailed to domestic group tour operaters each year. This annual ad highlights 18 South Dakota partner businesses which are National Tour Assocation and/or American Bus Association members. The 2014-15 ad is available as a downloadable PDF (739 KB).
Things are always changing in South Dakota and we are often asked, "What's New?" From new or expanded attractions and lodging properties, to unique and exciting events, we provide you with the latest updates in our What's New? document. We update this PDF several times each year, so check back for the latest news.
Native Americans - South Dakota is home to nine tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. Here, the heritage and culture of the Sioux Nation run through the land like a strong, steady stream. Learn more about the Plains Indians in this section.
Powwow Schedule (PDF)
Scenic Byways - South Dakota’s scenic byways and trails offer perfect opportunities to slow down, enjoy the scenery and even stop to smell the wildflowers. Five scenic byways offer spectacular scenery that can be viewed right from the road. Read about these unique drives in this section.
South Dakota Scenic Byways (PDF)
Tourism Regions - South Dakota is divided into four travel regions. Each region has its own association that can provide detailed information on attractions and tourism businesses in their area. Find more information and links to each association in this section.
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