Is celebrating Michigan Wine Month a work activity? Absolutely, especially when you’re checking out wine-centric venues for possible future events. Traverse City Uncorked is offering a mobile-exclusive pass to a collection of curated wineries offering deals and discounts to redeem during Michigan Wine Month—also known as May! The participating wineries include Amoritas Vineyards, Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Black Star Farms Old Mission, Black Star Farms Suttons Bay, Bonobo Winery, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn, Chateau Fontaine, Chateau Grand Traverse, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, French Valley Vineyard, Hawthorne Vineyards, Laurentide Winery, Leelanau Cellars, Mari Vineyards, MAWBY Sparkling Wines, Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Shady Lane Cellars, and Verterra Winery. And, to make celebrating all that Traverse City has to offer easy, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is offering a special Traverse Wine Coast Weekend. Cheers! Learn more at traversecity.com/traverse-city-uncorked/uncorked-app

When you meet in one of the country’s great leisure destinations, sparks fly and creativity soars. 

Known for dense forests and trout streams, remote Great Lakes beaches and cottage living, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and Mackinac Island have long been the settings for memorable vacations. The same natural beauty and endless outdoor activities that attract leisure visitors make the area an appealing destination for corporate meetings and retreats. 

 

If you’re looking for evidence that the tourism and meetings industries are rebounding in Michigan, turn your gaze to Ludington. The Mason County city experienced its strongest tourism year ever in 2021, with room rental income at an all-time high of $19.2 million. (Note: This metric includes figures collected only from lodging members of the Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, LACVB.)

 

Explore new renovations and hotels for your group in Ventura County Coast. Mix business with sunshine! Host a safe, productive meeting at one of our hotels, then bond as a team relaxing at the beach or shopping, whale watching or exploring Channel Islands National Park (also known as “the Galapagos Islands of North America”).