In August, the convention and visitors bureaus of Grand Rapids and Saugatuck/Douglas joined forces to host their first-ever joint LGBTQ media trip. The trip was designed to invite journalists to explore the two destinations in hopes to increase LGBTQ tourism. The CVBs teamed with Pride Journeys, an LGBTQ public relations firm and travel company to assemble the journalists and help craft the custom itinerary for what would become a very memorable weekend.
“Saugatuck/Douglas has long been known as a haven for the LGBTQ community in the Midwest,” mentions Megan Westers. “Welcoming this group of LGBTQ writers and editors to our area was a great opportunity for Saugatuck/Douglas to resurface on the list of destinations for the next generation of LGBTQ travelers. We at the SDACVB loved sharing the unique meals, beverages, tours, history and experiences that make our region a destination with this group.”
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