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Michigan is America's top-rated tourism site in social media

eTN Staff Writer  Aug 31, 2009

In a recent study, How Social is Your State DMO, conducted by Gammet Interactive, Michigan takes the top spot amongst the 50 official US tourism office web sites for the use of popular social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and others on their tourism web site.

"We've extended our efforts to stay connected with travelers. Social media allows us to get the Pure Michigan message out to potential visitors on other platforms," commented George Zimmermann, vice president of Travel Michigan, a business unit of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "It opens another line of communication with travelers."

In addition to the most popular state tourism web site,, visitors now have other means to stay up-to-date on Michigan tourism deals, discounts, and events.

Connect and get the inside scoop on where the fish are biting, what greens are running fast, and how you can make your visit "Pure Michigan" at the newly-launched blog, Pure Michigan Connect. Read about bloggers' experiences along the nation's longest fresh water coastline or an experience at a small town celebration. Take a minute to comment on the blog posts, or submit one of your own.

Follow @PureMichigan on Twitter for the latest events and breaking news, along with some fun behind-the-scenes information on all the things going on with Michigan tourism. Search hashtags #puremichigan, #MIevents, #MIdine, #MIgolf, #MIfish, and #MIwine, for all the latest.

Join the Pure Michigan Fan Page on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest events in Michigan and talk to others with the same love for Michigan. The fan page is another great resource for planning a trip. In addition, visitors can now enjoy all the photos from the Pure Michigan Photo Contest on Flickr, or watch all of the Pure Michigan commercials on YouTube. continues to be a source for Michigan travel information, featuring more than 12,000 attractions, events, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses.

Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan's official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state's tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services.

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