Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Milwaukee Public Television program with host John McGivern featuring Port Washington will air in March, with a local preview screening earlier in the week.
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Wednesday, February 13
A premiere party for the Port Washington episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern is set for late March at Memories Ballroom. The party will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25, and the episode premieres later that week, according to Port Washington Tourism's Facebook page. A video clip previewing the Port episode is attached to this article. The Milwaukee Public Television program will run at 7 p.m. March 28 on Channel 10.1 and again at 8 p.m. March 29 on Channel 36.1. Port Washington Tourism Executive Director Kathy Tank said McGivern will be at the event. Around the Corner is a show that was created to "inspire pride and interest in Wisconsin's communities," according to the show's Production Consultant Deidre Martin. She …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Port Washington Common Council approved an ordinance increasing the hotel/motel tax for the city in hopes of generating more money to use for marketing to tourists.
Officials unanimously approved an ordinance increasing Port Washington's hotel/motel tax on Tuesday night in hopes of bringing in an extra $30,000 to use for marketing of the city. The increase moves the tax from 7 percent to 8 percent; the additional funds will go to the Port Washington Tourism department for use in promoting the city, with target markets stressed by council members including Iowa and Chicago. "My hope is … we can be creative with some of those different funding resources that (are) not currently available to us," Mlada said at an earlier meeting when the idea was introduced. "We need to utilize the people that have been coming to our city." Tourists from these and other markets that visit Port Washington impact many …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wisconsin visitors spent more money in 2011 over 2010, and the tourism industry in Port Washington and well as Ozaukee County is following suit.
It's no secret that Port Washington's streets grow busier in the summer, a trend that's thanks to warmer weather, fishing opportunities — and tourism, to name a few. Though the tourism industry has struggled since the economic downturn, and "staycations," are often a more popular choice than tropical getaways, state numbers indicate that people are getting back to traveling. "Visitors to Wisconsin spent nearly $10 billion in 2011, an 8 percent increase from the previous year, according to a study released ... by the state Department of Tourism," an article on JSOnline.com reports. Though Port Washington's numbers aren't quite as high, Kathy Tank, executive director of the Port Washington Tourism Council, said things are slowly but surely …