Interested in becoming a member of the West Michigan Tourist Association? See what our members have to say!
"Our affiliation with the West Michigan Tourist Association has given our small community an incredible amount of exposure through their web site and media relations. We can directly attribute much of our successful increases in attendance at our two museums, train and festivals to our membership with WMTA based on customer survey’s. The ROI is significant enough to make membership a “sacred cow” within our community marketing."Cindy Timmerman, Executive Director of Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Director of Coopersville Downtown Development Authority (DDA)-"Our membership with WMTA has given us an extremely affordable advertising opportunity to promote our business services to the greater West Michigan area and fellow members of WMTA. The directory resource that WMTA offers is inclusive of all business types that touches upon the tourism industry, creating limitless possibilities for doing business."
Jodie R. Bissonette, VP - General Manager of Gaslight Media, Petoskey-"We love having the opportunity to have our brochures taken to the travel shows and displayed in the West Michigan Tourist Association booth. We even participate in some of the shows ourselves as volunteers. It is great to have a presence at these shows without having to devote our own staff to each show like we have in previous years."Camille Jourden-Mark, VP General Manager of Michigan's Adventure, Muskegon-"The WMTA has aided my business in several ways. 1. Through media exposure, we have reached guests outside of our normal reach such as Chicago and Kalamazoo. 2. We have been able to get information about promotions, events, and news stories ahead of time that allows us to take part in the print advertising and p.s.a.'s revolving around such. And 3. The online linking from your website to ours has generated business that has more than paid for the membership and listing fees by producing direct sales of special events and banquets."
Dan Gendler, President of San Chez Restaurant, Grand Rapids-"One of the membership aspects that I really appreciate is the tradeshow program. To have WMTA present and distribute our marketing materials at eight tradeshows, for a very reasonable fee, is an extremely cost effective way for us to extend our tradeshow participation."
Brad R. Van Dommelen, President of Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau