Visit Detroit Hosts Hometown Tourist Day During National Travel & Tourism Week

Modified: May 02, 2022

DETROIT, MI – In celebration of National Tourism Week, Visit Detroit will host Detroit Hometown Tourist Day on Wednesday, May 4, in Campus Martius. Metro Detroiters can browse an exhibitor fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where attendees can connect with representatives from more than 40 metro Detroit restaurants, attractions, and hotels. The event is free and open to the public.

“There is always something to discover, uncover, and rediscover in Detroit,” said Angela Jones, membership and partnership manager at Visit Detroit. “There is no better time for Detroiters and metro Detroiters to come and see all that our region has to offer.”

Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the vibrancy and dynamism attracting visitors from around the country. The travel and tourism industry is an integral part of Detroit’s economy. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit region welcomed 16 million visitors that spent over 7 billion dollars and generated more than 1 billion dollars in state and local tax revenue. Detroit’s tourism industry is integral to the state’s economy, with 39% of the state’s visitor spend and 42% of tax revenue generated in the Detroit region.

Pre-pandemic, the industry experienced year-over-year growth since the great recession. In 2019, the hospitality and tourism industry supported an all-time high of more than 460,000 jobs in Metro Detroit supported by tourism, making up nearly 27% of all jobs in the region.

Attendees of Hometown Tourist Day will have the chance to win one of several hometown tourist packages, including overnight stays at metro Detroit hotels, restaurant gift cards, event or tour tickets, and passes for local attractions.

Confirmed participants to date include:

  • Aloft Detroit
  • Element Detroit & The Monarch Club
  • Best Western Premier Executive Residency Detroit Southfield
  • Broadway In Detroit
  • Comfort Suites – Southfield
  • Courtyard by Marriott – Detroit Downtown
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Detroit Novi
  • Detroit Grand Prix
  • Detroit Hives
  • Detroit Princess Riverboat
  • Detroit Repertory Theatre
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Detroit Rolling Pub
  • Detroit Shipping Company
  • Detroit Zoo
  • D-Rover
  • Embassy Suites Detroit – Livonia/Novi
  • Ford House
  • Girl Boss Fashions
  • Golf Detroit
  • Metro Cars
  • Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
  • MotorCities National Heritage Area
  • National Trails
  • Norwest Gallery of Art
  • PAO Detroit
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • PKSA Karate Detroit
  • Production Management One
  • Shops on Top
  • Solanus Casey Center
  • The Detroit Club
  • The Fillmore, St. Andrew’s Hall & The Shelter
  • The Parade Company
  • The War Memorial
  • Tin Roof
  • Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
  • Union Joints
  • Visit Detroit
  • Wayne County Airport Authority
  • Wheelhouse Detroit


Visit Detroit is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.

More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau.


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