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For media inquiries and personal assistance, please email PR@doorcounty.com and one of our PR staff members, Jon Jarosh or Jen Rogers, will be in touch soon.

Destination Door County Names New President/CEO

After a nationwide search, Destination Door County has selected a new President/CEO to lead the organization. Julie Gilbert will bring more than 30 years of experience in the destination marketing industry when she steps into the position beginning November 15, 2021. Continue reading...

Community Input Requested For 2022 Tourism Strategic Planning Process

Destination Door County is requesting community and stakeholder input that will help the county’s tourism marketing and management organization prioritize their strategic plan for 2022. The online survey is available now through October 1, 2021. Members, business owners, innkeepers, community business associations, non-profit organizations, government officials, residents and anyone else in Door County that would like to provide their input is encouraged to do so by completing the online survey.

Search for Next DDC President Begins, Interim CEO Announced

The search for Destination Door County’s next President/CEO is underway, the organization’s board of directors has announced. DDC will work with executive search firm SearchWide Global to conduct a nationwide search and has also put together a group of nine local stakeholders to assist in the process. The board also named Jon Jarosh as interim CEO while the search process for Moneypenny’s permanent replacement takes place. Read on for more...

Moneypenny Moving On

Destination Door County Board Chairman Todd Trimberger announced today that President/CEO Jack Moneypenny is leaving the organization. Moneypenny’s last day will be July 14, 2021. Read on...

Door County Tourism Industry Shows Resilience in 2020

In a year many will consider one of the most challenging ever for the travel industry, tourism spending in Door County remained steadfast, totaling $304.2 million last year, according to a new economic impact report from Tourism Economics, a global research firm. Read the release...

Destination Door County Launches Leave No Trace Tuesday

Destination Door County (DDC) is excited to announce a new community initiative called Leave No Trace Tuesday, a monthly community mixer that will take place the second Tuesday of each month. DDC staff, along with interested community members, will tackle service projects throughout Door County.

Destination Door County Launches Sustainability Pledge

Door County Tourism leaders have launched a new sustainability pledge and ask visitors to help preserve and protect Door County. The Door County Pledge invites and encourages both residents and visitors to commit to responsible behaviors such as respecting the natural environment and acting kindly while encouraging exploration of the county with purpose, mindfulness, and care. Click the logo for the full release...

TRAVEL Stimulus Grants Awarded to Door County Tourism Organizations

Eight local tourism organizations in Door County were awarded more than $740,000 through the Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality and Economic Lift (TRAVEL) stimulus grant program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The TRAVEL grant program was designed to help Wisconsin’s tourism promotion and tourism development organizations resume business operations and restore economic activity stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grant program was funded through the state’s discretionary federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars.

Door County Prepares for Tourism, When The Time Is Right

While the traditional early May start to Door County’s tourism season will be postponed in 2020 due to the health crisis and Wisconsin’s safer at home order, Door County’s tourism industry is still preparing to welcome visitors, once it is safe to do so.

Door County Visitor Bureau Becomes Destination Door County

Door County’s longtime destination management organization is undergoing some big changes to help carry it forward into the next decade and beyond. The Door County Visitor Bureau has changed its name to Destination Door County. The tourism organization has also released a new logo and will begin incorporating it into promotional materials starting in January 2020.

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.

Tourism Spending Topped $366 Million in Door County Last Year

Visitor spending in Door County was up $8.1 million dollars last year according to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The publication of the state's 2018 tourism economic impact report coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week, which runs from May 5-11, 2019.

The Door County Peninsula Helps Wisconsin Bundle Up This Winter

Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items starting today as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The campaign is a statewide collection program that runs from November 15, 2018 to January 2, 2019.

Fall "Foodie" Appeal Grows in Door County

While vibrant fall colors and harvest festivals have traditionally drawn visitors to Wisconsin’s Door County in September and October, the 70-mile peninsula now boasts another intriguing attraction: hard cider.

Travel Channel

Door County will be featured on the Travel Channel’s irresistible series, “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations,” in a new episode scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, August 28 at 8:30 p.m. CST.

2018 National Travel and Tourism Week Breakfast

Over 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 8, 2018.

Door County Helps Wisconsin Bundle Up This Winter

Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items starting today as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign.

Moneypenny Recognized for 10 years of Service at DCVB’s 92nd Annual Meeting

Around 140 business leaders enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club on October 18th for the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) 92nd annual meeting. CEO, Jack Moneypenny was recognized for his 10 years of service. Nick Dokolas, owner of Segway the Door Tours won Certified Tourism Ambassador Employer of the Year.

2017 DCVB Tourism Breakfast

The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) named Faye Blank the 2017 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year at their National Travel & Tourism Week breakfast at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Awaken the Senses with a Spring Renewal in Door County

Explore the peninsula this spring with Door County's Season of Blossoms lodging promotion. From April 8 to June 4, twenty-nine lodging establishments throughout Door County are offering packages to celebrate the season.

Nominations Open for 2017 Door County CTA of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for Door County's 2017 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year until March 31. Nominees must be current Door County CTA’s and nominations from employers, co-workers or customers are welcome. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Any Door County CTA who has consistently gone above and beyond in their interactions with visitors in Door County are eligible.

DCVB's 91st Annual Meeting Recap

Door County CTA Employer of the Year award presented, 2017 Visitor Guide Cover displayed, and new board members elected at DCVB's 91st Annual Meeting.

2016-Tourism-Breakfast-Awards

At the Door County Visitor Bureau's National Travel & Tourism Week breakfast on May 3, 2016, Randy Zahn was named 2016 Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year and four Carole Counard scholarships were awarded to area high school students pursuing higher education.

Economic-Impact-Of-Tourism-2016

Visitor spending in Door County was up $18.2 million dollars in 2015 and totaled $332.8 million, an increase of 5.79% over the $314.6 million spent by visitors in 2014. The annual economic impact numbers were released today as the Door County Visitor Bureau prepares to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs from May 1-7, 2016. More...

Door County Helps Wisconsin Bundle Up This Winter Season

The Door County Visitor Bureau is inviting residents and visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program that runs through January 3, 2016.

Door County 2015-16 Winter Guide Now Available

Designed as a supplement to the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) Official Visitor Guide, the latest edition of the winter guide provides visitors with winter activity ideas, maps, winter hours for area businesses, events and more for the period of November through March.

DCVB’s Bradley Named one of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has named Laura Bradley, Marketing & Sales Manager for the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), as one of thirty future leaders of the destination marketing industry.In its fifth year, DMAI’s 30 Under 30 program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of destination marketing professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership.

Tourism Spending Up $14.6 Million in Door County Last Year

Visitor spending in Door County was up $14.6 million dollars last year according to a report released today by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The state’s tourism economic impact report comes on the eve of National Travel and Tourism Week, which runs from May 2-10, 2015.Door County visitors spent $313.4 million in 2014, an increase of 4.89% over the $298.8 million dollars spent by visitors in 2013.Overall visitor spending in Wisconsin totaled $11.4 billion last year.

DCVB Takes Show On The Road Again This Spring

The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will again be taking the show on the road this spring to provide local constituents the opportunity to meet with staff members and other tourism industry representatives at different venues around the county. Calling it Bureau On The Go, DCVB staff members will hold office hours at five different locations around the county.

Door County 2015 CTA of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the Year award, through April 6.All nominees must be current Door County CTA’s and nominations from employers, co-workers or customers are welcome. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Any Door County CTA who has consistently gone above and beyond in their interactions with visitors in Door County are eligible.

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The Dörr Hotel

New boutique hotel in downtown Sister Bay featuring 47 rooms, including 8 suites. All rooms have a private balcony. Opening May 2021.

The Marketplace

The Marketplace is a collection of businesses housed in a 140-year old building. The main anchor of the retail space is Bliss, a home accessories store, other businesses include, Lola May's, a women's clothing boutique, Monticello, a women's clothing and gift shop, KMS Hair Store, a full-service salon, and SmithMaker Artisan Co., a American artisan gift store.

Door County Museum Maritime Tower

The Door County Maritime Museum broke ground on a 10-story lighthouse tower that will offer interactive displays featuring Door County's maritime history, people, and industries along with amazing views of downtown Sturgeon Bay's historic waterfront.

White Cedar Nature Center

Located in Peninsula State Park, the new addition will offer indoor bathrooms and meeting/classroom space at one of Wisconsin's most popular state parks.

Washington Island Ferry Line

Local shipbuilding company- Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is constructing a new ferry named Madonna. She will have the capacity for up to 28 vehicles and 150 passengers-the largest in the ferry-line fleet to date. It is scheduled to be delivered in May, 2020.

Bridge Up Brewing Taproom

The Sturgeon Bay brewery started brewing in 2019 and will open a new taproom in the summer of 2020. The "viewery" will boast great views of the waterfront along with beer brewed right there from local ingredients.

Northern Sky Theater

This local theater company opened a brand new indoor theater space in the fall of 2019 to complement its wildly popular outdoor stage in Peninsula State Park, where they’ve performed original musicals under the stars since 1990. Their 2020 season will include ten shows between their two stages; seven in the summer, two in the fall, and one during the winter holidays.

Clover and Ash Public House

Wild Creative Concepts, the brainchild behind Door County's popular Wild Tomato Pizza, is opening a new concept restaurant in Baileys Harbor. The restaurant plans to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create globally inspired dishes.

Cana Island Visitor Center

Cana Island Lighthouse celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2019 and in 2020 they open a new welcome center containing exhibit space, gift shop, and an admission office.

Eagle Tower

A new observation tower at Peninsula State Park will break ground spring 2020. Visitors will be able to climb the stairs or choose to walk the 850-ft ramp that winds through the forest to the observation platform over 200 feet above the water.