1986-2016: Celebrating 30 Years of Promoting Stevens Point Area Tourism
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (April 18, 2016) -- The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) will celebrate a milestone of 30 years in destination marketing and tourism growth in 2016. In honor of the 30th Anniversary, the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting several events and promotions as part of National Travel & Tourism Week, May 1-7, 2016.
#TourismIsSweet - Tourism Takeover
The Tourism Takeover encourages local residents to get out and explore tourism assets and to be a tourist in their own town. The second annual Tourism Takeover will be held at Belt’s Soft Serve and King Cone, popular spots in the Stevens Point Area. In honor of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau's 30th Anniversary, locals are invited to enjoy a $0.30 sweet treat.
At Belt’s Soft Serve, you are invited to enjoy a small menu item of your choice for $0.30. The offer is only available on Wednesday, May 4, starting at 6:00 p.m. Offer limited to the first 200 people. Limit one per person, while supplies last. Belt’s will also be offering a $0.30 Junior Cone, available on Wednesday, May 4 all day.
At King Cone, the public is invited to enjoy a small scoop of your choice (in a cup or a cake cone) for $0.30. The offer is only available on Wednesday, May 4, starting at 6:00 p.m. Offer limited to the first 200 people. Limit one per person, while supplies last.
Fun Friday – Tourism Open House
The Tourism Open House, on Friday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., welcomes people to stop by the Visitors Center, 340 Division Street North, Stevens Point, for some sweet treats and to learn more about tourism in the Stevens Point Area. Tourism is a major industry in the Stevens Point Area, bringing more than $111 million dollars in traveler expenditures annually.
More 30th Anniversary Fun
Visit StevensPointArea.com/30 for more 30th Anniversary activities and events. Learn more about the events, take a quiz to find out what 1986 song describes your Stevens Point Area Travel personality, scroll through the digital tourism time capsule, and find fun ways to celebrate 30 years in the Stevens Point Area. Don’t forget to add to the fun using the hashtags #TourismIsSweet.
"These events allow us to engage with the local residents who don't realize that tourism is an important part of the economy throughout Portage County," said Sara Brish, executive director of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We hope to engage with locals during the second Tourism Takeover during National Travel & Tourism Week to showcase some of the tourism resources we have that they might not be aware of. “
The Stevens Point Area Convention &Visitors Bureau is an economic and community development organization whose purpose is to expand Portage County’s economy by attracting conventions, sporting events and leisure tourists to Portage County. Millions of dollars from visitor spending and increased tax revenues are generated to increase commerce, sustain jobs and to create a desirable destination.
For more information on the Stevens Point area, visit www.stevenspointarea.com. You can also find the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook (www.facebook.com/StevensPointArea), Twitter (www.twitter.com/StevensPtArea) and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/StevensPtArea).