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Tourists Bring in Millions to North Central Wis.

By: Colin Mayfield Email
By: Colin Mayfield Email
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From Granite Peak to a state-of-the-art curling facility, North Central Wisconsin boasts an array of different attractions.

Tourists from around the country come to our area, which makes local cash registers ring.
Tuesday, representatives from local businesses, organizations, and tourism aficionado are got together for a tourism summit to make them ring even more.

Last year, $217 million were spent on travelers’ expenditures in North Central Wisconsin. Places like Granite Peak, and the Wausau Curling Center are unique destinations that not only grab our visitors’ attention, but have an effect on you and me.

The summit offered tourism partners the opportunity to find how to step-up their game for next year, bringing even more tourism dollars for 2013.

Darien Schaefer, executive director of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau said, “We couldn’t be more excited about what’s happened the last couple of years. The investment that being made into the infrastructure, attractions, hotels, and restaurants really helped growth in visitor expenditures we’ve seen.”

Nearly 3 million tourists came to our area in 2012, signs that the local economy is booming.


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