A new report on Michigan’s 2013 tourism industry from the Toronto-based tourism research firm Longwoods International says the state’s Pure Michigan campaign drove more than 4 million trips last year, producing $1.2 billion in economic impact.
Researchers cite the improving economy, national trends and the Pure Michigan campaign.
DTE Energy said last week that it exceeded its targets for spending with Michigan-based companies in 2013, part of its ongoing commitment to support in-state companies through the Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative.
For the seventh year in a row, michigan.org was the most visited state tourism website in the country, according to the independent online measurement company Experian Hitwise.
The “Pure Michigan” screen dedicated on Nov. 19 by michigan’s economic development CEO Mike Finney will debut the official reopening of Manistee’s Vogue Theatre on Dec. 6, capping nearly three years of work to restore the 75 year-old venue.
Pure Michigan announced that Carla White of Christmas is the winner of the Michigan Moments Photo Contest. White’s winning photograph features a sunset over Lake Superior, just west of Bay Furnace Park in Christmas.
Senator Jones says having places that have nude dancing is against the whole “Pure Michigan” theme.
The first official day of winter is still more than six weeks away, but Pure Michigan is gearing up for the cold weather tourism season with the launch of the 2013 Pure Michigan Winter Travel Guide.
Pure Michigan wants to hear from fans about where they go to make memories in Michigan. The Michigan Moments photo contest has been launched on the Pure Michigan Facebook page, and the winning photo will be included in the 2014 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide.
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