Door County tourism sees increase

Posted on May 11, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Higher gas prices may keep travelers closer to home this summer, which could be a good thing for Door County.

In 2010, visitors spent an estimated $382.2 million in Door County, up 1.3 percent from 2009’s $377.4 million.

Door County ranks seventh in the state for receiving direct spending via tourism. (In case you’re curious, Milwaukee County ranks No. 1.)

About 56 percent of tourism spending, $214 million, came during the summer, with fall spending accounting for about $108.2 million, spring $38.4 million and winter $21.6 million, according to the report from the Door County Visitor Bureau.

The Door County Visitor Bureau is hosting a tourism breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay.

The event is open to the public and costs $10 per person. For more information or to register, please click here.