Destination Michigan will help connect your meeting or event with the right destination and services. We work with both meeting planners and the destinations, hotels, resorts, venues and service providers in Michigan to make that perfect match. Attend our shows, participate in our cooperative marketing, or utilize our training and consulting to make the connections you need to succeed.
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Featured Partner: Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
The lakeside communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, and Walloon Village are well known as communities who have been welcoming both affluent cottage owners and visitors since 1875. Respect for our traditions, our culture and our environment have kept the descendants of the early cottage owners returning for generations and preserved the small-town charm visitors love. But don’t think that a quaint northern setting means a lack of meeting sophistication – our facilities are state of the art and our planners are as good as you’ll find anywhere and eager to accommodate you!
- You’ll build a better team! Sure, you can find a perfectly good meeting room just about anywhere but a destination where a delegate’s family can have a blast while they’re in meetings will create stronger relationships. Team building and family activities abound – a golf outing at one of America’s best? An after-dark trip to the International Dark Sky Park? Or maybe zip-lining anyone?
- Building a Better Bottom Line! It’s pretty widely known that when it comes to looking for the best deals in northern Michigan they’re best found in the earlier spring or in the late fall. But even ‘in season’ there is a better way to shop and it’s earlier in the week. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – check it out with any of our Petoskey Area hotel sales professionals.
- The Great Lakes Center for the Arts will be a national destination known for unique cultural performances and events, a leading regional arts and arts education provider and an internationally recognized center for important intellectual dialogue. When the curtain goes up in July, 2018, the Center will present a year-round line-up of programming across all genres, visiting artists, intellectual dialogue, movies and film, and educational programming. www.greatlakescfa.org
If you would like any help in getting started contact: Peter Fitzsimons at firstname.lastname@example.org
401 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
800.845.2828 / www.petoskeyarea.com
Attend our Shows
We host education-based tradeshows for meeting planners to network with colleagues, share trends, find solutions to challenges, and to explore new venues and service providers for your next meeting or event. Please consider joining us for our upcoming shows:
We have been helping destinations, hotels, venues and service providers open doors to new business opportunities for many years. Sometimes you’re so busy taking care of current clients that you lose that precious prospecting time. No worries! Leave the prospecting to us. We’ll put you in front of the right audience at our sales missions, tradeshows and other marketing events. All you need to do is follow up and book the business!
Training and Consulting
We provide training and consulting for both meeting planners and hotels/service providers. We want to help you succeed in your profession.
Meeting Planners: Choose from an array of training topics that can help you with site selection, negotiations, sponsorships, tradeshows, budgeting and more.
Destinations and Hoteliers: We specialize in training for the hospitality industry. Do you need to open more doors? Are you looking to book more business? Selling a service like a CVB or a hotel is a different kind of sale. We can help you gain credibility in the marketplace and learn the proven steps to selling services.