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Articles tagged with 'Tourism'

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Milwaukee Boat Line almost ready to rock

Published April 17, 2016

The Milwaukee Boat Line has three boats, all of which are getting remodeled in time for the season. The staff will soon move into Milwaukee's only "floating office" inside the historic Iroquois.

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Times' Frugal Traveler features Milwaukee

Published April 13, 2016

"Cheap drinks, Midwestern soul food and a sensibility that incorporates equal parts worldliness with small-town friendliness." This is how a new New York Times' Frugal Traveler feature on Milwaukee ends. Quite fitting, I'd say.

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More than the myths: Nogales sits brightly on the U.S./Mexico border

Published Feb. 10, 2016

In the last 35 years, I've walked into the Arizona/Mexico border town of Nogales too often to count. Like many Mexican communities, Nogales makes little effort to conceal its considerable poverty. And while that may be a visitor's only impression, it's not mine.

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He likes Chicago, but loves Milwaukee

Published July 16, 2015

Last weekend Visit Milwaukee hosted Jun Song, one of the most prominent travel bloggers in China, along with a rep from Brand USA, a destination marketing organization. The results are still coming, but he seems to have loved Milwaukee.

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Bill (on the road) can't keep Milwaukee a secret

Published July 18, 2014

I've always said that a city is only as good as the stories it tells. And, I believe we all have a responsibility to tell good stories about greater Milwaukee. We're the caretakers of our community and the messages and vision we project matters. Of course, it also matters what others say about Milwaukee, too.

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Visit Milwaukee hosts Chicago writers

Published June 27, 2014

Earlier this week, VISIT Milwaukee had four writers in town from Chicago to experience Milwaukee, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, local restaurants and Summerfest.

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Talking tourism, conventions, hotels and more

Published March 13, 2014

As a follow up to last week's "Hotel Week" feature, I reached out to the leadership at Visit Milwaukee to get additional flavor on our city's tourism market, capacity and future.

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Why Milwaukee Irish Fest matters to Ireland's economy

Published Aug. 16, 2013

Michael Ring, TD, Irish Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, visited the Wisconsin Club today to speak to local media about the role Milwaukee Irish Fest plays in Ireland's economy.