Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Tourism Director, Searle Swedlund says digital technology will be implemented moving away from distributing brochures, and the North Dakota Tourism web site.

On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Swedlund said, the time line for implementation is May of 2019, as tourists typically use a 30 to 60 day window for planning trips.

The Tourism Board has approved re-allocating $8,500 in the Tourism budget for the project.

He added that three businesses are being considered, for the project, as best for knowledge of the area in offering tourist sites to visitors.

Also on our show, Swedlund added that he’s a member of the North Dakota Rural Leadership program.

Over two years, members travel the state, and other locations sharing information concerning jobs, and agriculture issues, as they network. Eight classes are held, with the 20 members.

He said 18 locations are on the agenda to visit, including a visit early next year to Chile.

Previous visits were to Bowman, North Dakota, along with out of state trips to Washington, DC and the Twin Cities.

There will be no December meeting of either the executive or full board.

The Tourism Annual Meeting  is January 14, 2019, at 5:15-p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express in Jamestown.