The South Haven Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a campaign highlighting the history of travel,
Impact of tourism on communities. The campaign includes educational materials for residents and visitors, as well as several videos featuring members of the local South Haven He community. Business her owners, organizational leaders and others are highlighted in this video.
Discuss the impact of tourism on them, their families, and the South Haven community at large.
“Travel and tourism are vital to South Haven’s economy and communities, from job creation to real dollars brought to the community,” said CVB Executive Director Jen Sistrunk. “The amazing testimonial participants represent only a small fraction.
Residents who are directly and positively affected by those who visit our community. We appreciate that they decided to share their experience with us. ”
One of our interviewees, Sarah Peterson, is a lifelong South Haven resident who runs the Waters View Inn in South Haven with her childhood best friend Christina Landemulder. As head of B&B and her manager of operations, she was happy to share her first-hand experience.
Experience the positive impact of the tourism industry on South Haven locals.
“Tourism opens up a lot of opportunities for people who were born and raised here. Without that industry, without that career, we wouldn’t be in South Haven,” Peterson said in an interview. “We would have had to consider settling elsewhere. We would have had to take ours.”
Families stay out of here and settle elsewhere. ”
The campaign highlights the beginning, evolution and future of travel and tourism in South Haven. Other campaign participants include Taste owners Joel and Heidi Gesiakowski. Her Roxanne Leder, owner of Decadent Dogs.President Jim Olgaard
South Haven Historical Society. Barry Fidelman lived in Southaven all his life and was a member of Southaven’s first Hebrew congregation.
CVB is dedicated to supporting tourism to the South Haven and Van Buren County areas through legally funded marketing and community enhancement projects. 5% rating from temporary guests staying in temporary accommodation with 10 or more rooms. The organization strives to make South Haven a better place for both locals and guests to work, play, visit and live.
“For over 100 years, our city’s guests have made our community grow to where it is today,” says Sistrunk. “I can’t wait to see where it takes us!” For more information on South He Haven travel and tourism, visit southhaven.org.