Articles tagged “michigan”

Short-Term Rental Fight Sees Hotels and Realtors Lining Up on Different Sides

Short-Term Rental Fight Sees Hotels and Realtors Lining Up on Different Sides

David Eggert, Associated Press

The short-term rental fight in Michigan, as in many places, is a clash among real estate, hotel and consumer interests. These sorts of conflicts are playing out all over the world, and there won't be uniform outcomes.

9 months ago

Flyover Country Reminds Tourists Why That Was Never an Apt Description

Flyover Country Reminds Tourists Why That Was Never an Apt Description

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We've always hated the term "flyover country," but we do love the very creative rethinking of tourism by cities in these states. We've followed it for years and will continue to do so.

2 years ago

Michigan Tourism Is Creating a Social Media Gallery of User-Generated Videos and Photos

Michigan Tourism Is Creating a Social Media Gallery of User-Generated Videos and Photos

Associated Press

Last week we read that Michigan's Upper Peninsula, one of the target regions for this campaign, is suffering from too much tourism. Given one of the campaign's aims is to extend Pure Michigan's reach, the organization might want to reconsider how far it wants that reach to extend.

2 years ago

One of Michigan’s Best-Kept Natural Secrets Is Struggling With Too Many Tourists

One of Michigan’s Best-Kept Natural Secrets Is Struggling With Too Many Tourists

Associated Press

Many destinations around the world wanted more tourists to visit and ramped up marketing campaigns as a result. Some destinations like Michigan's Pictured Rocks, however, don't want or need more tourists than they have historically had and were happy before caravans of families, backpackers and selfie sticks started showing up.

2 years ago

Pure Michigan Pushes Food Tourism in New Television Ads

Pure Michigan Pushes Food Tourism in New Television Ads

Associated Press

We're consistently impressed by Pure Michigan's marketing work.

2 years ago

Michigan Tourism Taps Private Funding for $2.4 Million Fall Travel Campaign

Michigan Tourism Taps Private Funding for $2.4 Million Fall Travel Campaign

Associated Press

Travel Michigan's Fall advertising campaign targets regional drive markets and gets a boost from private sector partners' contributions.

3 years ago

Pure Michigan Is Taking its Ad Campaign National

Pure Michigan Is Taking its Ad Campaign National

Associated Press

We can understand a regional campaign, but does Michigan really need to be promoting itself across the country?

3 years ago

How Michigan Became One of the Most Popular Destinations on Social Media Worldwide

How Michigan Became One of the Most Popular Destinations on Social Media Worldwide

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Pure Michigan's combination of prepared content calendars and diligent real-time engagement is the powerful recipe that led it become one of the most talked about destinations on social media today.

4 years ago

Travel Michigan Sticks with ‘Pure Michigan’ Slogan for Winter Campaign

Travel Michigan Sticks with ‘Pure Michigan’ Slogan for Winter Campaign

Associated Press

The return on the million-dollar campaigns that have used the slogan since 2006 is falling, and after a branded ad disgruntled some state politicians, it appears it's time to come up with a fresh brand for the state.

5 years ago

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

Robert Reid, Skift

Are anniversaries and events over-stressed on these lists? It’s refreshing not to see Brazil, in its World Cup, an automatic inclusion of all lists – even if it’s an understandable entry. But would anyone plan a trip to Cape Town just because it’s the World Design Capital?

5 years ago

Michigan Town’s Booming Tourism Industry Overwhelms Local Residents

Michigan Town’s Booming Tourism Industry Overwhelms Local Residents

John Flescher, Associated Press

Balancing the economic and cultural benefits of tourism against the environmental and intrusive side effects is a challenge for destinations around the world.

5 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Michigan’s Struggling Tourism Industry Gets Hit Again

Shutdown 2013: Michigan’s Struggling Tourism Industry Gets Hit Again

Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press

What's that aboout hitting a man while he's down?

5 years ago