Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., launched a new state tourism website at http://www.michigan.org/
The new look was designed to reflect the Pure Michigan brand, as well as include videos of Michigan travel destinations, plus nearly 1,000 new photographs. The website also offers sign-up opportunities for the free 2008 Michigan Travel Ideas publication and to register for the free monthly travel eNewsletter. In addition, the latest travel news is now available via RSS.
A section called “Share Your Pure Michigan Experiences” already has more than 60 personal stories contributed by Michigan travelers. Individuals can click on the Experiences box to read items and/or submit their own travel adventure. One of the most popular shared stories is “Moose on the Loose,” a tale about a 600-pound moose visiting downtown Iron Mountain. Deemed the most popular state tourism Web site in the country in 2007 by Hitwise, an online measurement company, http://www.michigan.org/ received the largest percentage of U.S. visits than any other state tourism website last year.
Among a custom category of the 50 U.S. state tourism websites, http://www.michigan.org/ averaged 8.68 percent of market share of U.S. visits for 2007.
For more information, visit http://www.michigan.org/