At certain times of the year, it isn’t always easy to be specific about tourism trends in Door County. Eventually, hard figures will be available & the number crunching can begin, but, at this time, much of the information available is anecdotal. During his visit to WDOR this week, Jon Jarosh, director of communications & public relations for the Door County Visitor Bureau, talked about indicators that are helpful in determining how well the county is doing. Jarosh said, in a general sense, Door County’s tourism industry is holding it’s own these days. He noted that the number of vehicles being tracked on a daily basis was down by about 4%, so far…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1234.mp3|titles=Jarosh – vehicles]
On the other hand, Jarosh said numbers related to tax collections are more positive…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1235.mp3|titles=Jarosh – collections]
Jarosh said, ultimately, a great many factors will be examined before an assessment of just how well the tourism season has gone can be made.