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Sun Country Adds 15 Routes to MSP for Summer 2023

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Sun Country Airlines adds 15 routes to MSP airport.

Sun Country Airlines adds 15 routes to MSP airport. CREDIT Adobe Stock / By Markus Mainka

Sun Country Airlines announced a major route expansion to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) adding 15 domestic destinations to its summer 2023 schedule, including three new cities not served by any other airline at MSP.    

Montgomery Joins Skyline as Senior Vice President

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Mike Montgomery joins Skyline Exhibits in Eagan.

Mike Montgomery joins Skyline Exhibits in Eagan. CREDIT Skyline Exhibits

New executive role reflects the company’s commitment to clients.

Skyline Exhibits in Eagan, Minnesota, a trade show exhibiting company, appointed industry veteran Mike Montgomery to the Skyline leadership team as senior vice president of client services. In this newly created role, Montgomery will strengthen Skyline’s relationships with clients, support customer growth, and elevate Skyline’s position as the leading provider of custom modular exhibits, the company said.

Get to Know Native American Minneapolis

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You Are on Native Land sign at Owamni by the Sioux Chef in Minneapolis

Sign at Owamni by The Sioux Chef in Minneapolis CREDIT Lorie Shaull / Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Some 35,000 people of Native American heritage call the Twin Cities home, and sites across the area have indigenous cultural roots.

Since winning the 2022 James Beard Best New Restaurant in the nation, Owamni by the Sioux Chef in Minneapolis has brought Native American cuisine to the forefront of fine dining in the eyes of foodies. It is one of many indigenous businesses in the Twin Cities. 

Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards Nominations Open

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Minnesota State Capitol St. Paul

The 2022 Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards are now open. CREDIT Adobe Stock / Henryk Sadura

Explore Minnesota Tourism is accepting nominations for the agency’s tourism awards through Jan. 10, 2023. The awards honor people, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives that promote Minnesota as a destination.

To be considered for an award, a form must be submitted for each nomination. Explore Minnesota Tourism requests specific details about each nomination, i.e., goals, results, return on investment figures, accomplishments, etc. Supporting documents and creative elements help the Explore Minnesota Awards Committee score each submission.

Bloomington Hotel Among Best in World

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Reception area of JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

The reception area of the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America CREDIT JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

Readers of Condé Nast Traveler chose the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America as the 28th best hotel in the world and the top hotel in the Midwest.

Since it opened in November 2015, the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America has set a new standard for luxury. Now, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have chosen the hotel as the 28th best in the world and the top hotel in the Midwest in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza Becomes SITES-Certified

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The Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza is the nation’s first SITES-certified location at a convention center.

The Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza is the nation’s first SITES-certified location at a convention center. CREDIT Meet Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) Plaza has been awarded Silver certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative rating system for achievement in landscape sustainability. The MCC Plaza is the nation’s first SITES-certified project to be located at a convention center and the first-ever SITES-certified project in the Upper Midwest. 

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES promotes sustainable and resilient landscape development to enhance sustainability, implement green infrastructure strategies, and improve resilience.

J.D. Power: MSP Airport Best in Country

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Girl at MSP Airport

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport leads the nation in traveler satisfaction.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is ranked No. 1 in the country for mega airports in terms of customer satisfaction in the 2022 North American Airport Satisfaction Survey by research firm J.D. Power. Mega airports see more than 33 million passengers annually.

The study, conducted between August 2021 and July 2022, gauged traveler satisfaction in terminal facilities; airport arrival/departure; baggage claim; security checkpoints; check-in/baggage check; and food, beverage, and retail. More than 26,000 recent travelers completed the survey.

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