Rest Area Literature Rack Program

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Brochures on display in one of North Dakota's rest areas

The North Dakota Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Department of Transportation have collaborated to place travel information in thirteen rest areas along major traffic corridors across the state. The Tourism Division has also partnered with the State Historical Society of North Dakota to place travel brochures in two staffed historic site visitor centers.

When traveling visitors often lack knowledge of local offerings and can be overwhelmed by the excess of information on the internet. The North Dakota Rest Area Literature Distribution Program works to provide reliable resources about destinations and services to the public. North Dakota Tourism managed tourist information areas can enhance visitor enjoyment by providing quality printed resources about a destination's offerings and can assist in directing people to staffed CVB/Chamber visitor centers.

Additional time spent exploring a community creates increased tourism economic impact through additional visitor expenditures, expanding length of stay/lodging, and higher visitation to attractions and businesses. North Dakota visitor information areas provide a one-stop, physical location from which travelers can connect to attractions, events, and businesses by allowing them to collect information about tourism opportunities and services in the state.

Sign up for the Rest Area Brochure Distribution Program today - registration is now open and the deadline is January 14, 2022. You can access the Rest Area Partnership Agreement form here.

If you need assistance or would like more information, please contact Mike Jensen at 701-328-2509 or mjjensen@nd.gov.