Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau seeking to boost tourism
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Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau seeking to boost tourism

DETROIT – After a year which COVID impacted the hospitality industry, signs of life are starting to show.

Claude Molinari, president of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, said five conventions have already been booked for 2022.

“I see demand for travel really growing in the next several months,” Molinari said.

READ: Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

To spur that along, the convention and visitors bureau is aggressively marketing immersive specialty short trip packages.

“For foodies, there’s an overnight stay that includes meeting a top class chef and learning to make special dishes,” Molinari said.

The pit that COVID put the industry in is a deep. According to the Professional Convention Management Association. the United States lost out in $300 billion and $1 trillion globally.

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