National Travel & Tourism Week Breakfast 2019
Around 130 guests celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week with the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) during their annual breakfast held at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
During the event Judith Boldt was named the 2019 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year. Boldt works at the Wagon Trail Campground. The Door County CTA of the Year award is presented annually to a local Certified Tourism Ambassador who exemplifies excellence in hospitality and customer service. This individual consistently exceeds customer expectations, possesses a strong knowledge of Door County and its attractions, and promotes the ideals of the Door County Tourism Ambassador Program and the Tourism Ambassador Institute.
The DCVB administers Door County's Tourism Ambassador Program. She becomes the 9th winner of the Door County CTA of the Year award, which was first awarded in 2011.
The program also featured three area high school students who were awarded scholarships as part of the DCVB's Spirit of Door County program. The scholarships are named after a longtime Door County Visitor Bureau employee, Carole Counard. Carole Counard Scholarship winners receive a $1,000 scholarship to use towards furthering their education. These scholarships are open to all Door County residents of any age pursuing further education at a four-year college, a two-year college or a technical college.
This year's scholarship winners were Gabriel Lettie and Elizabeth Atencio from Gibraltar High School and Molly McGrane from Washington Island High School. Scholarship winners were in attendance to accept their scholarships during the program.
The DCVB handed out a 2-page tourism fact sheet as well as a newspaper style Power of Tourism publication that will be distributed to residents throughout the county later this week.
The 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week continues through May 11, 2019.
The Door County Visitor Bureau is the official tourism marketing organization for Door County, whose mission is to generate incremental economic impact for the community by attracting visitors with strategies that ensure sustainable tourism.
2019 Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year winner Judith Boldt from the Wagon Trail Campground (middle, left) is joined by, from far left, CTA program manager Yvonne Torres; Judth Boldt; Laura Kevin, CTA program instructor; Jack Moneypenny, President/CEO of the Door County Visitor Bureau.
2019 Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year winner Judith Boldt from the Wagon Trail Campground.
3 scholarships were awarded to area high school students at the Door County Visitor Bureau's annual National Travel & Tourism Week breakfast celebration at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday May 7, 2019. From left: Jack Moneypenny, DCVB President/CEO; Elizabeth Atencio, Gibraltar High School; Gabriel Lettie, Gibraltar High School: Molly McGrane, Washington Island High School and Missy LeBelle, DCVB Board of Directors' scholarship selection committee.