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Lakes Area Tourism Road Trip arrives Thursday

Tourism trends, market research and a preview of the economically vital summer season are all part of the Lakes Area Tourism Road Trip arriving Thursday.

Dan McElroy
Dan McElroy

Tourism trends, market research and a preview of the economically vital summer season are all part of the Lakes Area Tourism Road Trip arriving Thursday.

In partnership with Grand View Lodge, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Crosslake Chamber

and Pequot Lakes Chamber invite members and the public to the summer tourism season preview.

"There will be a rare opportunity to gain knowledge from the top two tourism leaders in the state, Explore Minnesota Director John Edman and Hospitality Minnesota President Dan McElroy," the Brainerd chamber reported.

The main topics for this session will be the 2015 tourism outlook for Minnesota and the

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Brainerd lakes area, an overview of tourism trends, a summary of Explore Minnesota market research and campaigns of which leaders can take advantage and legislative updates on hospitality issues that may impact area businesses. There will also be a "Pass the mic" opportunity for participants to announce what's new with their business or upcoming events.

The event is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa. Cost to attend is $20 per person for the public or $15. for chamber members. Lunch is included.

To register, call 218-568-8911 or visit the event page at www.explorebrainerdlakes.com on the Brainerd Lakes Chamber website.

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