FAQs

General Visitors Questions 

  1. How do I use your site to find the destination/activity/event information I want?
  2. Where can I get a Michigan Travel Ideas magazine and state highway map?
  3. Where can I get road construction reports?
  4. Does Michigan have Welcome Centers? Where are they located? What services do they offer? 
  5. Where can I get information on state parks/camping in Michigan?
  6. I’m doing a school report on Michigan. Where can I get information?
  7. I want to contact Travel Michigan. How do I give comments, report a site problem or ask for publications?

Industry Questions

  1. How do I get my tourism business added to your database, or how do I update information about my business on your database?
  2. Can I get my deals/packages added to your database?
  3. How do I submit my calendar of events for listing on the Travel Michigan Web site?
How do I use your site to find the destination/activity/event information I want? 
If you want specific city information, go to "Map" on the top navigation and then click on the "Find a Michigan City" then either search by city or use the alpha listing for city that you are interested in visiting. If you want activity information, just click on the interest tabs on the top navigation that are located throughout the site. For event information, go to "Play" on the top navigation then click on the "events" tab and then click on start and end dates and any city interested in. You may also use the keyword search box located throughout the site.

Where can I get a Michigan Travel Ideas magazine and state highway map?
Order one on the publication request page, call the toll-free number at (888) 78-GREAT, or visit one of the 14 Welcome Centers.

Where can I get road construction reports?
Visit the Michigan Department of Transportation website.

Does Michigan have Welcome Centers? Where are they located? What services do they offer?
Michigan has 14 Welcome Centers around the state.

Where can I get information on camping in Michigan?
Go to "Stay" tab located on the top navigation and then click on "Campgrounds and RV Parks." You may also use the keyword search box located throughout the site. Information on state park campgrounds can also be viewed on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website--as well as making state park campground reservations on-line, or by calling toll-free (800) 44-PARKS. Private campground information is available from the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), or the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC).

I’m doing a school report on Michigan. Where can I get information?
If you’re in elementary or middle school, we recommend checking out the great Kid’s Pages site hosted by the State of Michigan. You can also contact Amanda Munson at (517) 373-0671 to receive a student packet.

I want to contact Travel Michigan. How do I give comments, report a site problem or ask for publications?
Travel Michigan has several ways for you to contact us. Click here to find out how.

How do I get my tourism business added to your database; or how do I update information about my business on your database?
If you are not listed in our database and wish to be listed just click on the "Add Your Property" at bottom of website under "Quick Links". If your listing needs to be updated, you may update the information yourself or one of our update specialists can do it for you. To get access to your property contact Carol Royse at (517) 373-3848.

To update your property once you have rights go to bottom of website under "Quick Links" and click on the "Update Your Property".

Please note that you must be a Michigan-based tourism business in order to be listed. All other requests will be denied.

Can I get my deals/packages added to your database?
Definitely. To get your deals/packages listed on the Travel Michigan website, please fill out the deals/packages survey. If you have any questions on criteria, you may contact Marilyn Schneider at (517) 241-2605 or Carol Royse at (517) 373-3848.

Criteria for Inclusion:

  • To qualify as a "deal/package," and the rate you are offering is your normal price, it must include at least one additional value item that is not normally included in this price there must be something of additional value to the traveler.
  • For deals it must be percent off, buy one get one free, etc.
  • The entire deal/package must be available to book through one telephone call. If a deal/package includes lodging and a round of golf at a location different from the lodging location, then the traveler should be able to make just one telephone call to reserve both the lodging and golf portion of the deal/package.
  • The description provided must state exactly what is included in this deal/package. It is advisable to also state what is NOT included (e.g., taxes and gratuities not included).
  • Deal/package must have a firm beginning and ending date(s) with no more than 12 months between beginning and ending date.
  • Deal/package must be available to the general public.
  • Deal/package information must include phone number(s) that traveler may use to get more information and/or directly purchase the deal/package. You may also supply a website URL for traveler information that would take the traveler to more information on this deal/package.
  • Travel Michigan needs a contact person name/phone number/email address for the deal/package.

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How do I submit my calendar of events for listing on the Travel Michigan Web site?
To get your events listed on the Travel Michigan website, please fill out the calendar of event survey. If you have any questions on criteria, you may contact Marilyn Schneider at (517) 241-2605 or Carol Royse at (517) 373-3848.

Criteria for Inclusion:

  • Event must have firm beginning and ending date(s) with no more than 12 months between beginning and ending date.
  • Event must be open to the general public, whether free or with admission charge. No day or summer camps. No events that are open to the camper only. No workshops with a pre-registration. No scrapbooking events.
  • Event must be of general interest to the traveling public and draw attendance from outside the local community area. Events such as sidewalk sales, lectures, film showings, garage sales (individual), fundraisers, benefits, school bazaars, etc. are NOT considered tourism-related events and will NOT be placed into the Travel Michigan database.
  • Event data must include the name/title of the event, specific location of the event, a brief description of the event, and a phone number(s) for the public to call for more event information.
  • Travel Michigan needs a contact person name/phone number/email address for the event.
  • You may also supply a website URL for more information on this event.

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