Did you know that visitors spent $358.7 million in Door County in 2017? That spending supported jobs for 3,225 people and provided $78.5 million in wages for the year-round and seasonal residents who work in the county’s tourism industry.
We at the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) are honoring the importance of travel by participating in National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11. We’re hosting a breakfast event on May 7, 8-10 am, at Stone Harbor Resort to celebrate our industry and highlight some of the great things that are going on in Door County. And, in partnership with the Department of Tourism, we’ve produced a power-of-tourism insert that will appear in the Peninsula Pulse on May 10. It will include details about the economic impact of tourism on Door County and the state in 2018, along with articles highlighting what’s happening at the DCVB.
We held our first Spanish CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador) class last month at Newport Resort. Our 2018 CTA of the Year, Gabriela Lamas, and CTA coordinator Yvonne Torres facilitated the class, which 12 students completed. We hope to incorporate more Spanish CTA classes in the future. You can learn more about them by contacting Yvonne Torres at [email protected] or 920.818.1139.
As we gear up for the warmer season, our communications and PR team has seen an increase in image requests and media inquiries. Some recent Door County media coverage includes Midwest Living’s Best of the Midwest 2019, Canadian Traveller, Trivago Magazine, Art Times Journal and USA Today Online. On April 22, TripAdvisor named the county to a list of 16 Incredibly Romantic Getaways in the Midwest. Read more about our media coverage at tinyurl.com/ybch9oz6.
As our homes fill with family and friends coming to experience everything Door County has to offer in the summer, don’t stress about planning what to do. Call 920.743.4456 to request a visitor guide to mail to your guests. Then visit the trip planner on doorcounty.com to create a custom itinerary. It’s a new feature on our website this year that we’re thrilled to share to help visitors and locals experience new adventures!
Want to join our team? The DCVB is looking for a full-time, year-round visitor information specialist. You can read a full job description by searching for “Visitor Information Specialist” at jobsindoorcounty.com.
If your business would like to find out more about becoming a DCVB member, contact Yvonne Torres at [email protected] or 920.818.1139, or visit doorcounty.com/membership.