WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17, 2020
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Midwest Foodservice Expo

WH&LA members receive a complimentary pass to attend the  Midwest Foodservice Expo  March 9-11 in Milwaukee!

Promo-Code:
WHLA2020MFE 
*Must be used before March 8, 2020.

Upcoming Targeted Marketing Campaigns
Lodging & Chamber/CVB members are invited to participate in these upcoming campaigns. 

Midwest Outdoors
Print magazine distributed throughout the Midwest region. 133,500 copies distributed. 

Wisconsin Travel Guide
Print guide inserted within 16 northwestern suburban Chicago newspapers. Over 200,000 copies distributed.

Digital Billboards 
Locations in Green Bay, Appleton/Oshkosh, Madison, Racine, and Milwaukee.  

Contact Brian at WH&LA for more information - Email sales@wisconsinlodging.org or call 262-782-2851 ext. 14.
ASSOCIATES - BECOME AN SMP!
Show your support of the Wisconsin lodging industry and enhance  your exposure to WH&LA members by becoming a Strategic Marketing Partner. 

Contact Brian at WH&LA for more information - Email sales@wisconsinlodging.org or call 262-782-2851 ext. 14.
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WISCONSIN NEWS
Green Bay visitor center one step closer after Assembly approves $2 million loan
Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay area tourism officials are optimistic that state support for a new $6.5 million visitor center will come through after the Assembly approved a $2 million loan Thursday. 
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Wisconsin Assembly GOP limits 4 a.m. convention bar time to southeast corner
Associated Press
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State rolls out new driver-friendly 511 Wisconsin information system
The Chippewa Herald
Along-operating commuter information hotline has rolled into the digital age as the state Department of Transportation this week debuted its upgraded 511 Wisconsin Traveler Information System.
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Mitchell International Airport gets $600K to rehab its largest runway: 'Improving aviation safety'
Fox 6
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport landed on Wednesday, Feb. 19 a major grant to rehab its primary runway.
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Algoma readies for state tourism assessment
Door County Daily News
Algoma is one of only two cities in the region to receive a tourism assessment from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism this year.
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Miller Park economic impact set at $2.5 billion, according to a new chamber of commerce study
Channel 3000
Miller Park has generated $2.5 billion for the economies of the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, according to a new study commissioned by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
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NATIONAL NEWS
STR: Hotel Industry Posts Positive Performance for First Month of 2020
Lodging Magazine
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results across three key performance metrics during January 2020, according to data from STR. 
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Sustainable Travel, Climate Change on the Mind of Tourists
Hotel News Resource
Findings of a survey conducted by STR's Tourism Consumer Insights team revealed the importance of sustainable tourism as well as the impact of climate change on traveler perception. 
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REAL ID Compliance Deadline is October 2020
US Department of Homeland Security
On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the last phase of REAL ID enforcement, which will require Americans to present a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, enhanced driver's license or another acceptable form of identification to go through airport security and board a flight within the U.S. 
WH&LA NEWS
2020 WH&LA Advertising Guides
WH&LA 
The 2020 advertising guides were mailed to members on Monday, February 17. Lodging and Chamber/CVB members were sent the 2020 Targeted Marketing Guide, and Associates were sent the 2020 Associate Planning Guide. Contact WH&LA with questions or to place your order. 
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Greater Green Bay Area Lodging Association Meeting
WH&LA
WH&LA staff participated in the membership meeting of the Greater Green Bay Area Lodging Association on Tuesday, February 22, 2020. Interim -CEO Trisha Pugal provided an overview of WH&LA support for the new chapter and an update on key legislative issues. Monica Goeke reported on the Wisconsin Lodging Conference  and membership programs. 
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WH&LA Communications
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