Traverse City Tourism
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  • Tell us a little about what a Business Development Manager does at Traverse City Tourism? The Business Development Manager position is new to TC Tourism, so I feel like it will be ever changing. I am in charge of advertising for the Annual Visitor Guide, our Affiliate Memberships, and other promotional pieces.

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • Tell us about what a Sales and Services Assistant does at Traverse City Tourism. Basically what it comes down to is that I get to assist in creating great experiences and memories for folks! Pretty awesome job, right? I help make connections and assist in planning primarily with our social guests. Whether it be a wedding, family reunion or any social gathering I’m the person that can help make it ...

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Traverse City Tourism
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Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • When Ed O’Keefe looked out over Grand Traverse Bay in 1974 from a high ridge on the Old Mission Peninsula, he saw what no one had seen there before: the perfect terrain for growing Riesling grapes. Thus began the great “Riesling boom” that sparked Traverse City’s phenomenal wine industry. O’Keefe’s Chateau Grand Traverse still dominates that ridge above the bay, and is still devoted largely to Rie...

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • Straight from a local’s noggin, these nuggets of knowledge might help you curate a new experience the next time you’re in Traverse City. First timer? In that case, be sure to hit up Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Cherry Republic and downtown Front Street. But if you’re here for round two, three or 12 (!!), read on, you serial traveler, you! 

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • One of the perils of being a “foodie town” is that the restaurant scene can sometimes change quite often. Even in a small resort community like Traverse City, it can seem like there’s a new eatery opening (or sometimes, closing) every week. It’s exciting, but also unsettling – especially for returning vacationers who want to know what happened to last year’s favorite bistro. 

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • Spring in northern Michigan may be slow to arrive this year, but that doesn't stop us from thinking about the colorful times ahead of us at the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The first signs of the season appear at the park when the snow melts and the dominant colors fall into an earthy palette. Think beige, taupe, brown and steely blue. The landscape itself hasn’t yet awoken, but Lake Michigan’s views spar...

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • Who’s ready for sun and excitement? We sure are, but if you’re not then you may want to stay home because the National Cherry Festival is almost back! With it comes the annual cacophony of parades, rides, picnics, concerts, and some weird type of fruit that everyone seems to be going on about.

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • We’re standing in the middle of a closed street, at times jumping up and down a bit, shifting our weight from side to side, and holding our crossed arms to our chests to warm up on this brisk late May morning. We’re checking and re-checking our watches, adjusting earphones and iPhones, chatting with one another, or maybe just staring straight ahead, alone in our thoughts as we wait for the final c...

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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  • Travel writer Kim Schneider's book, “100 Things to do in Traverse City Before you Die” is being launched this week in local bookstores, kicking off with a Saturday (3-6 p.m.) launch party at Brilliant Books. Since the book highlights the Traverse City region we had a few questions for Kim.

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