To simultaneously bring in three historic tall ships to the Duluth harbor is no easy task or for the faint of heart.RELATED CONTENT
Real winter is back, and it all starts at Duluth’s Spirit Mountain. There’s an early season buzz among winter sports enthusiasts that our region hasn’t experienced in awhile.RELATED CONTENT
I’m going to use a football analogy to “kick off” this month’s article. (“Kick off,” get it?) Duluth’s tourism industry is finishing the third quarter of another great season. Relatively speaking, we’re up by 21 points heading into the fourth quarter, we have the ball at midfield and all of our starters are healthy.RELATED CONTENT
A few years ago, when Outside Magazine declared Duluth as one of America’s “Top Ten Dream Towns,” that statement was a dream come true for our destination marketing efforts. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as Visit Duluth began focusing not only on family travelers but the outdoor adventure traveler, as well.RELATED CONTENT
It has been an incredible year for tourism in Duluth. Given the challenging economic times our country faces, I find it somewhat difficult to be thoroughly positive about the past year, and, more importantly, about the prospects for Duluth’s tourism industry in 2009.
What was created by Visit Duluth in 1992 has developed into the kickoff event for the world’s leading professional snowmobile racing circuit.RELATED CONTENT
When historians of modern tourism write about the first decade of the century, they will see it as one of continual trials and challenges. Travel is not the same since 9/11.
There seems to be something very comforting about the time of year when the maples and poplars start to turn in Duluth.RELATED CONTENT
Before we go any further on the subject of the tourism tax, everyone needs to first understand it is not a subsidy to any hotels or restaurants.RELATED CONTENT
If you haven’t heard already, Duluth is gearing up for the greatest summer on the world’s greatest lake.RELATED CONTENT
As we approach our most active visitor season, I thought it might be helpful to give readers an overview regarding the current state of Duluth’s tourism industry, which creates a whopping $730-million-per-year direct impact on the local economy.RELATED CONTENT
Of the many experiences in Duluth, one category that is sometimes overlooked is our vibrant arts culture.RELATED CONTENT
It’s tough to get this kind of sentiment across in writing, but I am, in the most respectful way possible, putting Duluth on notice that this summer’s tourism season could be one of the best ever. With more marquee events than ever, Duluth is prepared — with a little help from Mother Nature — to offer visitors a summer spectacle like nothing else they’ve seen before.RELATED CONTENT
About 15 years ago, Visit Duluth, then known as the Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau, had the foresight to look into a burgeoning medium known as the Internet.RELATED CONTENT