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Tourism Industry Update - April 6, 2021

In this week’s Tourism Industry Update, Anna announces the arrival of the 2021 Visitor Guides and shares details on an Explore Minnesota Co-op Program survey, an upcoming restaurant panel, and the 2021 Zenith Spirit Award.

 

Visit Duluth Partners: Marketing Surveys

Co-Op Opportunities Survey:
These opportunities allow our partners to expand their marketing efforts at significantly reduced rates, as Visit Duluth shares in the cost of the campaigns. Current opportunities include TV, outdoor digital boards, online ads, print ads in several publications, Facebook ads and Instagram takeovers. We hope to expand this program with additional opportunities that our partners see the most value in.

Take the Survey Now

Visitduluth,com Opportunities Survey:
Work has begun on the new website design and content creation and we would like to hear from you, our valued partners, about online marketing opportunities on our site that have the most value to you.  Whether you are a current advertiser or not sure what opportunities are available, we would love to hear from you..

Take the Survey Now

 

Zenith Spirit Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Zenith Spirit Award are now open! Nominate a member of your team who goes above-and-beyond and embodies the spirit of hospitality. Nominations are due Monday, April 12. The winner of the 2021 Zenith Spirit Award will be announced at the Visit Duluth Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 4. 

Submit A Nomination

Let's Talk Restaurants

Join the Greater Downtown Council on Wednesday, April 14th for the next Downtown Table Talk.

Local Duluth restaurants have been innovative during the pandemic and their recipe for adapting is far from one-size-fits-all. Hear from a panel of restaurant industry leaders on how they have adjusted and what makes them optimistic about the upcoming summer season. 

Panelists:
Jason Vincent, Boat Club & Vanilla Bean Restaurants
Sara Rolfson, Zeitgeist
Tony Bronson, Grandma’s Restaurants 

Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 9:00am
Place: Zoom Webinar
Price: FREE

To register, send an email to Brittany Lind.
You will receive an email with a link to the presentation the day before.   

Explore MN Co-Op Advertising Survey

Explore Minnesota Industry Survey for FY2022 Co-op Program

As Explore Minnesota begins planning for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022) we are looking for industry feedback about Co-op Advertising Programs you would like to see offered.

Take the Survey Now

 

The 2021 Marketing  Plan

Visit Duluth 2021 Marketing PlanThe 2021 Marketing Plan
Visit Duluth has taken a new strategic and tactical approach to describing our Marketing
Plan. This document is designed to be a brief high-level view of our plans for the coming year.

As we look forward to 2021, we are confident Duluth will continue to experience signs of recovery while we remain acutely aware flexibility and active engagement are critical to our success.

View the 2021 Marketing Plan

 

We Need Your Photos!

Share Your Photos with Us!
Do you have marketing photos that show how COVID has changed your operations? We want to make sure our current marketing reflects what it looks like to Visit Duluth right now. 

Upload Photos to Share with Us

 

Visit Duluth 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

April 21, 2021


Meetings are held Via Zoom at 3:00 pm


Winter Zoom Backgrounds

Duluth looks a little different this season, so we updated our Zoom backgrounds to celebrate winter! Add a little Duluth beauty to your next meeting and show off Spirit Mountain or a snowy lift bridge and lighthouse.

Download our Zoom Meeting backgrounds of Duluth, MN

 

Research & Survey Results

View the Visitor Sentiment Survey Results

Covid-19 Tourism Economic Impact Survey Results

Longwoods Visitor Research Data

 

Partner Email Database

ALL communications relating to partnership will be distributed through email correspondence only. Please make sure you have a minimum of two staff included in our partner database to receive these important emails.

Send us your updated logos & keep us informed of staff and email address changes,  so we can continue to promote your business correctly!

If you are unsure of who is currently receiving these emails, contact Maarja@visitduluth.com

 

Marketing Opportunities

Partners are invited to participate in a wide variety of marketing opportunities throughout the year, at no charge. We also offer options available for purchase to promote your business. Learn more »