SD & WY tourism team up to promote American road trip

South Dakota News Wyoming News September 3, 2020



SD & WY tourism team up to promote American road trip

PIERRE, SD (September 2, 2020) — As Americans begin to travel again and road trips to the great outdoors emerge as the preferred way to vacation, South Dakota and Wyoming have joined forces to promote travel to their states with the Black to Yellow tourism campaign. Running through September 2020, the campaign seeks to entice travelers to hit the road, traversing the scenic routes that wind from South Dakota’s majestic Badlands National Park to Wyoming’s iconic Yellowstone National Park.

“South Dakota is open for those ready to travel,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Folks from every corner of the country are road tripping to South Dakota’s great places and open spaces. Our partnership with the Wyoming Office of Tourism will help expand our message and attract adventurers looking to explore the beauty of America’s most treasured landmarks.”

“Wyoming’s unparalleled wide-open spaces give travelers an abundance of opportunities to explore and to do so safely,” said Wyoming’s Governor Mark Gordon. “Wyoming and South Dakota’s new road trip campaign will truly showcase the pioneering spirit, a rich history, and western hospitality both states have to offer.”

To help travelers plan their trip, the states have put together exciting itineraries that explore their most well-known attractions and lesser-known gems. From taking in quirky roadside stops, like South Dakota’s Wall Drug and national treasures like Wyoming’s Devils Tower, to exploring the scenery of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Badlands National Park, travelers can expect to encounter the beauty of the states’ wide open spaces, unparalleled wildlife viewing and the freedom of the open road. The itineraries and other resources for travelers will live on the Black to Yellow website,

The digital campaign will include custom itinerary content by AFAR media and Tripadvisor to be promoted through targeted high-impact ads; audio ads on Pandora and Spotify, and targeted social media ads. In addition, the states will partner with a social media influencer to embark on a road trip through the two states, capturing and sharing their favorite attractions and experiences along the way.


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