Destination Door County Wins Innovation Award

Every year at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the state’s tourism industry honors 6 recipients with the governor’s tourism awards. Tuesday, during the governor’s conference dinner in Lake Geneva, Destination Door County was given the “Innovation Award” for implementing new strategies which positively impact the organization and it’s destination community. The program which earned this award was last year’s launching of the “Community Investment … Continue reading

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Destination Door County CEO Named to Destinations International Committee

Destination Door County CEO Julie Gilbert was recently named a Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for destination organizations, convention & visitor bureaus, and tourism boards. This committee is made up of 76 members representing tourist destinations around the globe. The committee’s tasks include recommending partnerships, best practices, and resources to communicate the value and impact of destination organizations … Continue reading

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J-1 Visa Program Now Rebranded as BridgeUSA

We recently spoke with Phil Berndt at Destination Door County about this summer’s foreign students which will be working here in Door County through the J-1 visa program, a program which, as he told us, is currently being rebranded……. So, the J-1 visa program will now be known as “Bridge USA”, For it helps give young people a chance to see what life is really … Continue reading

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Gov. Evers Speaks at Travel & Tourism Breakfast

This week is the 39th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, and Tuesday morning was the annual Travel & Tourism Week Breakfast presented by Destination Door County at Sturgeon Bay’s Stone Harbor Resort. Just over 200 people were in attendance as the morning started with a mix & mingle session before being seated for breakfast. This was also the first such breakfast event for the … Continue reading

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DDC New Organizational Model

Destination Door County is the newer name for the area’s largest and longest running tourism promotion organization. In a recent conversation with Destination Door County Director of Advocacy Phil Berndt, he shared with us a big new change for the organization. First he discussed how it began and functioned until recently………. Berndt says that now with the introduction of a room tax as a funding … Continue reading

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DDC Online Survey for Strategic Planning

Destination Door County is requesting community input to assist in creating their strategic plan for 2022. They are taking an online survey which can be filled out now through Friday October 1st where you can share your thoughts and feedback on various local topics. They are seeking this input from DDC members, business owners, innkeepers, community business associations, non-profit organizations, government officials, residents, and anyone … Continue reading

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National Scenic Byway Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Jacksonport

There was a special ceremony held in Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park Thursday afternoon celebrating the Door County Scenic Byway being officially designated as a National Scenic Byway. The event began with Destination Door County’s Jon Jarosh as master of ceremonies describing the multiple ways this national designation would help the county…… There were commemorative speeches from Door County Coastal Byway Chairperson Ann Miller, Travel Wisconsin Regional … Continue reading

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FLW Fishing Event Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Last week the MLF Pro Fishing event finished up in the Sturgeon Bay Area, this location being a result of a change of plans from the original location. Destination Sturgeon Bay’s Executive Director Pam Seiler says the anglers and the organization were very happy with their choice of location….. Now another pro fishing event has moved their planned location to Sturgeon Bay, again due to … Continue reading

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Destination Door County “Golden Cherry Contest”

Destination Door County is now presenting their “Golden Cherry Contest” where you can win a $150 Door County gift certificate. To become eligible for this contest, just order your free copy of the 2020 Destination Guide between April 23rd and 27th. When your hard copy of the guide arrives you can search through the pages to see if yours has the “Golden Cherry Winner” stamp … Continue reading

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