Stevens Point Visitors Bureau to host a tourism tailgate
For the City Times
Kicks off National Tourism & Travel Week, with food trucks and yard games, to showcase importance of tourism
STEVENS POINT — The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) announced that they will host a Tourism Tailgate on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, 340 Division Street North, Stevens Point.
The event will include a brief program at 12:00 p.m., food trucks and free yard games. The program will also announce the 2018 Tourism Economic Impact numbers for the Stevens Point Area. Food trucks on site, including Chef C’s Munchie Mobile, Hanuman Express and King Cone Homemade Ice Cream, will be offering food available for purchase. UWSP Intramurals and Outdoor Rentals will be providing free yard games. The public and the media is invited to attend.
“We invite the public to join us to learn more about tourism in the Stevens Point Area, and how it is an important part of the Portage County economy,” said Sara Brish, executive director of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Tourism is a large economic driver for the region, and this is a great way to help shine a light on the impact it makes.”
This summer, the Stevens Point Area will play host to the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships July 22-27, 2019 at SentryWorld Golf Course. This is the first time this event will be hosted in Wisconsin, bringing golfers from across the globe.
This event kicks off the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which unites communities across the country to celebrate how travel matters to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
The theme of this year’s NTTW, “Travel Matters,” highlights the innumerable ways in which travel makes up the fabric of the Stevens Point Area’s culture and economy. Each day of NTTW will celebrate a different facet of travel: the economy, new experiences, jobs, infrastructure, health benefits, hometown pride and how travel strengthens families.
“In every pocket of America—from the largest cities to the smallest towns—travel matters,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “This National Travel and Tourism Week, we’re celebrating how travel powers our economies, strengthens our communities, and changes our lives.”
The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an economic and community development organization whose purpose is to expand Portage County’s economy by attracting conventions, sporting events and leisure tourists to Portage County. Millions of dollars from visitor spending and increased tax revenues are generated to increase commerce, sustain jobs, and to create a desirable destination.
For more information on the Stevens Point area, visit StevensPointArea.com. You can also find the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook (facebook.com/StevensPointArea), Twitter (twitter.com/StevensPtArea), YouTube (youtube.com/SPACVB), Instagram (instagram.com/stevenspointarea/), and Pinterest (pinterest.com/StevensPtArea).