Paul W. Smith Presents Live Coverage From the 2022 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism

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DETROIT, April 20, 2022 ~ The 2022 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism is in full swing, and 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith is covering the event live from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

The conference consists of networking opportunities, workshops, and keynotes, to highlight what is next for tourism — one of Michigan’s biggest industries.

Featuring Michigan’s travel experts, the event focuses on bringing outsiders to Michigan, and encourages Michiganders to explore parts of the state they have not seen.

Below, listen to Paul W. Smith’s interviews from today, and get the latest on what our Great Lakes State has to offer.


April 20, 2022 ~ Travel Michigan Vice President Dave Lorenz talks to Paul W. about the 2022 Pure Michigan travel campaign and he says the theme is “Making Music Together” and remember your trip begins at

April 20, 2022 ~ Visit Detroit President & CEO Claude Molinari tells Paul W. they are working on adding more hotel rooms to the region so they can bring more events and conventions to Detroit.

April 20, 2022 ~ Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Quentin Messer tells Paul W. his work continues to promote the State of Michigan and he says they are working hard to bring even more businesses to the state because it’s a great place to live, work and play.

April 20, 2022 ~ Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Public Relations Manager Caroline Rizzo welcome Paul W. and the team to the resort and she says they are preparing for a big summer of travel with lots of visitors.

April 20, 2022 ~ Soaring Eagle Director of iGaming and Sports Betting Operations Kristina Griffus tells Paul W. the casino has opened its own sportsbook called Ascend.

April 20, 2022 ~ Traverse City Tourism President & CEO Trevor Tkach talks to Paul W. about Traverse City and he says it’s easy to promote the northern Michigan city because it’s a great place to visit all year round.