PODCAST: Tourism in Door County: How much is too much?

Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon discuss the state of tourism in Door County, specifically whether the county is tapped out. They look back at tourism’s late-90s peak, the impact of room tax and public investments in attractions and infrastructure, and the data that could give us insights into whether tourism has – in fact – reached a new level in Door County.

On Wednesday evening the Door County Environmental Council hosts a virtual forum on the topic of overtourism. Panelists include County Supervisor Bob Bultman, former Egg Harbor Administrator Ryan Heise, sustainable tourism consultant Susan Kennedy, Solomon Lindenberg, Steve Eatough, Door County Land Use Services Director Mariah Goode, and interim Destination Door County President Jon Jarosh. The program begins Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm. Find login information here>>

For more context on Door County’s recent tourism history:

From 2007: Treading Lightly: Can Door County Maintain its Character While Attracting More Visitors?

From 2009: How tourism expenditures are calculated

From 2008: Tourism Spending Dropped in 2007

From 2008: Steve Grutzmacher on the Stagnant Door County Tourism Industry

From 2008: Rebounding: Bringing Tourism Market Back Requires More than Marketing

From 2010: Time for New Thinking: Expert gives perspective on how a community can retain its character

From 2012: Dead Zone: Sister Bay Business Climate Goes Cold

From 2017: Dead Zone No More: How Sister Bay Came Back

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