: Pure Michigan to unveil Google Maps partnership at Tourism Conference
Friday, March 20, 2015
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
CONTACT: Lorri Rishar
March 20, 2015
Pure Michigan to unveil Google Maps partnership at Tourism Conference
WHAT: Official announcement of Pure Michigan partnership benefiting tourists.
WHO: Lt. Governor Brian Calley
David West, vice president of Travel Michigan
Steve Silverman, project manager and co-creator, Google Trekker
Mike Miller, head of Google Ann Arbor
WHEN: Monday, March 23, 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in conjunction with the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Interview opportunities following the announcement from 11:45 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Large conference room of the Secchia Lobby, Devos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.
WHY: Today’s announcement is the first statewide partnership of its kind in the Midwest. Many of Michigan’s most iconic destinations now will be accessible to people around the world. State attractions, such as Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, will have 360 degree, fully navigable imagery to allow potential travelers to explore these destinations and inspire a visit to Michigan.