Department of Tourism http://wxpr.org en Northwoods Tourism Showed Growth In 2013 http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-tourism-showed-growth-2013 <p>The state's Tourism Secretary says 2013 showed strong growth by travelers in Wisconsin and especially the Northwoods.</p><p>This week is national Travel and Tourism week.</p><p>Stephanie Klett says tourism had a 17 billion dollar impact on the state's economy last year up $700 million from the year before. More than 100 million visits from travelers. She says increasing the tourism marketing budget has paid off big dividends..</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 03:52:00 +0000 Ken Krall 17799 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Tourism Showed Growth In 2013 Survey Shows Support For Silent Sports http://wxpr.org/post/survey-shows-support-silent-sports <p>A different approach to marketing Northwoods winter recreation has come out of a state-funded survey.</p><p>The five county, three-year study was funded by the Department of Tourism for Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln and Langlade counties. Milwaukee area residents showed not only a liking for snowmobiling and ice fishing, but silent sports showed strong favor, says Kim Baltus of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:06:52 +0000 Ken Krall 14330 at http://wxpr.org Survey Shows Support For Silent Sports 1600 Jobs From Tourism In Vilas County http://wxpr.org/post/1600-jobs-tourism-vilas-county <p>The economic impact of tourism in Vilas county and elsewhere was shown in a recent report.</p><p>The state reported tourism accounted for more than $10 billion in visitor spending in Wisconsin in 2012, $6 billion of that on dining, retail and recreation. Cindy Burzinski, Executive Director of Vilas County Tourism and Publicity says visitors spent a lot of money in places to stay, eat, and shop...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....in 2012, visitor expenditures were at $195.4 million dollars, and that was a 10 percent increase over 2011...."</u></i></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13526 at http://wxpr.org 1600 Jobs From Tourism In Vilas County Tourism Dept.: Falling for Fall in Wisconsin http://wxpr.org/post/tourism-dept-falling-fall-wisconsin <p>State tourism officials are harnessing some star power for a new fall tourism campaign.&nbsp; A 90-second <a href="http://www.travelwisconsin.com/jordy-nelson-tv-commercial" target="_blank">television ad</a> released last week features football star Jordy Nelson, and is directed by Jerry Zucker, producer of the movie Airplane.&nbsp; Danielle Johnson from the state Department of Tourism says the ad tells viewers, ‘there’s no place like fall in Wisconsin.’</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:26:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6273 at http://wxpr.org