Report shows increased visitors to N.D. in 2018

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A new North Dakota Department of Tourism report shows there were 1 million more visitors to the state in 2018 than in 2017.

Tourists also spent about five percent more, and paid $300 million in state and local taxes.

"This not only indicates recovery in visitation, but the researchers point out that with 81% of travel to North Dakota being leisure travel, it also continues to be the traditional leisure traveler that sustains the industry in this state," said Heather Lemoine, Tourism.

Burleigh County pulled in about 16% of the visitor spending.​