Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism

Western South Dakota is home to many attractions and recreational opportunities that draw thousands upon thousands of tourists year after year. Mountain Rushmore Monument is a world-renowned American landmark, while the Black Hills National Forest ranks as a top destination for outdoor adventure and activity. Every summer, our region welcomes visitors from around the globe who come to experience history, leisure, and natural beauty.

Likewise, the hospitality industry reigns in Rapid City and its surrounding communities. The area supports countless resorts, restaurants, hotels/motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, casinos, special event venues, and a variety of attractions that help in building the strong pull travelers feel towards western South Dakota. To the north, the oil and gas boom in communities like Minot and Williston has has a direct impact on rapid growth for local tourism and hospitality.

IT Challenges

The hospitality and tourism industry relies heavily on information technology for successful provision, management, and communication. Some significant challenges owners and managers face is leaping into the monumental role the online market plays in travel planning and keeping up with security standards established by PCI (Payment Card Industry) protocol.

High-traffic locations within the industry function better when wired and connected with various applications and databases, both online and offline. In addition, keeping your patrons safe and happy, both physically and online, requires a number of additional business technologies, such as information security, video surveillance, state-of-the-art visual displays, and live-streaming background audio.

At KT Connections, we offer a comprehensive range of IT and business technology services to bring your establishment up-to-speed with your competitors.

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Free IT Whitepaper

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