Grand Haven’s summer tourist season has officially begun, and with it comes the start of the city’s summer tourism count.
Pure Michigan tourism experts say the number of trips and overall travel spending increased across the state last year — a trend that was also observed closer to home.
The Pure Michigan campaign celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and it appears many Grand Haven-area business owners are pleased with the results the state program has delivered in the past decade.
The Grand Haven Salmon Festival was recently honored by the state with the first-ever Pure Award, which recognizes innovative tourism industry efforts to keep Michigan’s resources and environment in pristine condition.
How many people can fit in Grand Haven during the summer?
Grand Haven officials will move forward with a study aimed at shedding light on the true number of people who visit the city during the summer.
Not only is Grand Haven in the running for “best freshwater beach” with USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named the city as one of the top 10 places in the world to retire.
After holding the top spot in a USA Today “Best Freshwater Beach” poll for several weeks, the Grand Haven State Park beach has slipped to second place.
GRAND RAPIDS — The year 2015 was a record-breaker for tourism across West Michigan, which means more money into the local economy.
Grand Haven might be known by many as a popular tourist attraction, but city officials are hoping to have official evidence to back that claim.