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  • Securing the largest general fund increase for marketing in the history of the Tourism Division

  • Passing local enabling legislation to allow communities to generate additional marketing revenue

  • Defeating the worst of the hunting legislation

  • Increasing the state lodging and meal reimbursements

  • Securing millions in new money for tourism-related infrastructure

  • Passing legislation to allow rural businesses to have a tourism directional sign along the highway

  • Maintaining the Cultural and Heritage promotional dollars

  • Passing legislation supporting agritourism

During the 2023 Legislative Session, TAP worked to secure a $25 million Destination Development Fund for the Tourism Division; remove uncapped tournament fishing fees; remove prohibitions on hosting national athletic events in the state based of association stances on transgender participation; and supported appropriations for several state agencies with which it works closely. It also lobbied for continued $5 million in tourism marketing funds and part of $12 million in workforce talent attraction funding through the North Dakota Department of Commerce, and supported funding for historic opera house renovations and funding for a monument to Native Americans who fought in the Battle of Whitestone Hill.

TAP members receive weekly legislative updates during sessions and regular communications in the interim.

"Tourism is a vital and growing component in North Dakota's future economic efforts. TAP provides an invaluable leadership role allowing all industry components to focus on education, legislative issues and development."

                                                                                                                      ~ Bill Shalhoob

                                                                                                                     Former TAP Chairman

"TAP provides an ongoing forum for industry members to network, address mutual problems, work with government, and increase their profitability"

~ Julie Rygg
                                                                            Grand Forks CVB

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