Monday, February 20, 2012
20th Anniversary Michigan Travel Ideas magazine now available
The 20th anniversary issue of Michigan Travel Ideas, the official state travel guide, is being released today. Michigan Travel Ideas is free of charge, and has long been one of the state’s top trip-planning resources.
New this year, the 120-page full color publication will also be offered in a free digital edition, which will allow users to access it from their desktop and laptop computers, as well as smartphones and e-readers.
“With insider tips, event listings and trip ideas that range from weekend visits to extended vacations – all alongside informative stories and stunning photography – Michigan Travel Ideas is a terrific resource for first-time visitors and repeat travelers alike,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “With the new digital edition it is easier than ever to plan your Pure Michigan vacation.”
One million copies of Michigan Travel Ideas 2012 will be distributed throughout the year, including 650,000 that will be sent out with the March/April issue of Midwest Living. Individuals can request a copy of Michigan Travel Ideas 2012 at michigan.org or by calling toll-free (888) 784-7328. Michigan Travel Ideas 2012 will also be available at the 14 Michigan Welcomes Centers across the state.
The travel guide and magazine highlights interesting things to see and places to go in Michigan throughout the year. Featured this year are Michigan Moments – a collection of memorable moments made across Michigan, submitted by Pure Michigan Facebook fans and contributing writers.
Several of the feature articles in Michigan Travel Ideas highlight the state as a four-season destination. Summer Bliss uncovers unforgettable vacation moments along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, while Natural Color explores the spectacular scenery of autumn in Michigan. Unwrap Winter showcases 20 cold-weather activities to enjoy when snow falls in Michigan and transforms the landscape into a whole new playground.
Others, including Adventure Land, Ultimate Taste Trips and Golf Stars, highlight the wide variety of activities Michigan has to offer. For those seeking a more relaxing pace, Island Time and Small-Town Secrets offer insight into locations that are big on scenery with a laid back atmosphere.
The publication also includes a guide to Michigan state parks and campgrounds and a listing of convention and visitor bureaus and regional tourism associations.
Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan’s official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state’s tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services. For Michigan travel news and updates, go to michigan.org.