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: Pure Michigan to unveil Google Maps partnership at Tourism Conference

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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.

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