Items Tagged with 'Experience GR'


Street Talk: For conventions, it’s GR vs. Detroit, not Muskegon

All for one.

March 28, 2014
Doug Small’s job is to sell Grand Rapids to the convention and tourism industries. Read More

Restaurant Week gets ready to serve local goodies

Downtown Market is offering a Saturday cooking series with local chefs.

July 5, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Local chefs, locally grown foods and the local food-service industry are in the spotlight this summer thanks to Downtown Market and Experience Grand Rapids. Read More

Video: Grand Rapids stars in national Pure Michigan commercial

June 3, 2013
Experience Grand Rapids has announced the launch of the national Grand Rapids commercial — in partnership with the Pure Michigan campaign. Read More

Tourism experts predict good year for travel

Assessment covers both state and local destinations.

May 3, 2013
Travel is expected to be on the rise again in Michigan for 2013 as consumer confidence grows and gas prices remain steady. Read More

County extends lodging tax and payout to Experience GR

December 15, 2012
Kent County commissioners unanimously agreed last week to extend the duration of the county’s lodging excise tax ordinance and award Experience Grand Rapids a larger payout for the success the destination marketer has had in raising revenue to the tax fund this year. Read More

Experience GR launching program to enhance traveler experience

Ambassadors will be trained to help city's visitors.

December 15, 2012
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Ever get to a city, check into your hotel and then think, “Now what?” While some travelers have their phones loaded with helpful travel apps or a copy of “Lonely Planet” tucked inside their backpack, others are looking for suggestions from the city’s locals: Where are the “real” best restaurants? What unique festivals or shows are going on this time of year? And, where do people who live in the city like to spend their free time? Read More

Experience GR set to receive larger paycheck

Revenue to hotel-motel tax is up and county is ready to allocate more money.

December 8, 2012
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The destination marketer for tourism and convention business here is all but certain to get a bigger-than-expected payout for its work this year when Kent County commissioners meet on Thursday. Read More

Bureau whets appetite for new dining event

Experience GR is pleased with August version of Restaurant Week.

October 27, 2012
Coming on the heels of a third successful Restaurant Week, Experience Grand Rapids decided to make it official last week by announcing it has yet another dining event up its promotional sleeve. Read More