Submitted by the Door County Visitor Bureau
February in Door County may be a quieter time for residents, but with the cold weather we’ve had, many may be going stir crazy. If that’s the case, check out DoorCounty.com to get some ideas about things to do and winter events going on in the area.
Did you receive any Door County gift certificates last year? If so, use them while you’re out and about in the county. Any business, whether it’s a DCVB member or not, may accept these as payment for goods or services, and the DCVB will send a reimbursement check for the certificate’s face value.
Gift certificates are available in $10, $25 and $50 denominations online at DoorCounty.com, by phone at 800.527.3529 or in person at the Door County Welcome Center. In 2018, the DCVB sold $357,630 in Door County gift certificates, up $12,800 from 2017. If you have any questions about them, please call us at 920.743.4456.
The ninth annual Big Bundle Up campaign ended just in time for the cold snap this year. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism led the campaign, and the DCVB organized it locally. Community visitor and welcome centers that participated this year were in Baileys Harbor, Carlsville, Door County North, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Jacksonport, Sister Bay, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay. Together they gathered 937 cold-weather clothing items, which were donated to 12 organizations. To date the campaign has donated 6,247 items to Door County residents in need.
Laura Bradley, DCVB’s marketing and sales manager, recently attended the American Bus Association conference, where she met with 35 bus-touring agencies to inform them about Door County and answer their questions about tours to the area. The average bus group spends roughly $11,000 per visit through overnight stays, meals and activities, and they mainly travel midweek during the shoulder seasons. If you have a business that can handle a literal busload of people, email Laura at [email protected] to be included in information that’s provided to bus-touring agencies.
Hankr – Door County’s newest online visual food guide – is coming soon. Hankr transforms standard online restaurant listings into visual experiences that connect visitors with what they want to eat, thereby making every visit to Door County even more delicious. Hankr photographers are starting to take food photos at our partner restaurants, so keep an eye out – you may see the process happening!
If your business would like to learn more about becoming a DCVB member, contact Yvonne Torres, membership manager, at [email protected] or 920.818.1139, or visit doorcounty.com/membership.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) has teamed up with the Pulse to provide a monthly overview of what’s happening in the tourism industry and at the DCVB.