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VisitDetroit.Com Earns Spot on Skift's List of World's 25 Best Tourism Board Websites

Cruise around greater Detroit and you’ll see plenty of promotion — from metro airport wall displays to highway billboards — spotlighting Motown as America’s greatest comeback city.

And, fortunately for meeting and event planners, the metro area’s tourism website also has evolved during these many years of economic rebirth and marketplace rebranding.

So it was good to see the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau staff all smiles this week after Skift named the visitdetroit.com website as one of the 25 best tourism board websites in the world for 2017.

Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New Executive Director

Mary Zucchero is now Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new executive director. Replacing Barb Barden, who retires after two decades of service, Zucchero will oversee the county's marketing operations and mission to promote the area's restaurants, shops and destinations to visitors beginning May 22.

Meet Karen Staples

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Karen Staples was recently hired as the Northeast director of convention sales for Visit Salt Lake in Utah.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as Northeast director of convention sales for Visit Salt Lake?

Two Roads Hospitality Wins Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Two Roads Hospitality in 19 categories in the hotel and results section for their 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Holland & Saugatuck Make a Dynamic Duo of Coastal Charm

MICHIGAN’S QUAINT COASTAL CITIES BOAST SEVERAL UNFORGETTABLE VENUES. So after one of the worst winters in history, why not remind your guests of the state’s charm and natural beauty by hosting your next event in Holland or Saugatuck?

Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, both Holland and Saugatuck are conveniently situated within a three-hour drive of Detroit and a two and- a-half-hour drive of Chicago. Nearby beaches offer a wonderful complement to meetings, especially if planners are encouraging families to come along.

Amway Hotel Collection Offers All in One

IT’S HARD TO OPEN A MAGAZINE OR A NEWSPAPER LATELY WITHOUT SEEING A STORY ABOUT GRAND RAPIDS being a top destination city. For meeting planners eyeing Michigan’s second-largest city, the Amway Hotel Collection stands out for its unique spaces, proximity to the city’s convention center and expert staff.

"When seeking to book an event or meeting within one of our properties, we truly want to make it a seamless experience," says Ron Brondyke, the collection’s vice president and corporate director of sales.

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