May 11+12

Join hundreds of travel professionals for a unique bonding experience with buyers, agents, executives and, often, your clients and partners. Deepen existing relationships and build new ones!

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, we will go big for Tourism Cares for Detroit: it’ll be our largest project and also feature our annual results, sessions for travel giving and volunteering professionals, and more. Come one day early to share, learn and give back.

Volunteers will get to know The Motor City through receptions and fun add-ons and will leave their mark through a hands-on service projects throughout the city all-day Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: Because our events are limited in capacity, we are asking companies to limit their participants to 5 volunteers at this time. Interested in more spots? Ask us about sponsorship.


 

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thursday, May 11

TBD: Optional tours will be available in the afternoon - more information will be available shortly!

6pm – 7:30pm: Opening Networking Reception at Punch Bowl Social hosted by Detroit Metro CVB.

Grab your registration materials and meet your fellow volunteers and locals from our host city. Heavy appetizers and beer and wine will be served.

Dinner on own (a list of suggested restaurants nearby will be provided 8 weeks before the event date)

Friday, May 12

Breakfast on own

8:15am: Volunteers meet at the Westin Book Cadillac - WoodwardBallroom for opening remarks and to break into work groups 

9am – 3pm: Work, Work, Work!

3:30pm – 5:30pm: Closing THANK YOU reception hosted by Hard Rock Detroit

ACCOMMODATIONS

Please note this room block will close on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Detroit
1020 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
$79 (+ tax)
To make a reservation please call 313-887-7000, press 3 for reservations and reference Tourism Cares Detroit May 2017 or click here to view our custom website. 

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The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48226

OPTIONAL TOURS

Motown Tour – Detroit Bus Company

Pricing: $25 per person

Timing: 2:30pm – 5:45pm

Meeting Location : Picks up at host Westin Book Cadillac and drops off at the opening reception at Punch Bowl Social

Description: One of the best things that ever happened to Detroit Michigan was the Motown Sound.  On this tour you’ll discover more than just the music you will see the homes, performance venues, recording studios, the schools artist attended and so much more. Includes entrance into the Motown Museum – home of Hitsville U.S.A.  

You will visit neighborhoods and various sites that contributed to Motown’s soulful heritage.  In fact, it’s a sound that continues to resonate in the city even today.

Last but not least, you can make your musical pilgrimage complete by taking home a few Motown Memories and Keepsakes.  And make sure your phone is fully charged because this tour will provide you with the best photo opportunities of a lifetime.

Wheelhouse Tour - Visit the oldest neighborhood in Detroit by Bike

Pricing: $45 per person

Timing: 3pm-6pm

Meeting Location: Volunteers should meet at Rivard Plaza, 1340 E Atwater, right on the waterfront in Downtown Detroit. It is a 10 minute uber/lyft/taxi from the hotel (transfer to the shop is on your own. The conclusion of the tour will drop you directly at the opening reception location).

Description: Get inside information on the oldest neighborhood in Detroit, Corktown. Check out Victorian homes, historic churches and buildings, vibrant and dynamic businesses and urban farms. Stops include Most Holy Trinity, Ponyride, North Corktown and several of its community gardens and urban farms, the site of Tiger Stadium, Michigan Central Station and Roosevelt Park. Enjoy a stop for a brew on the Michigander Avenue business strip before the conclusion of the tour!

Best of Downtown Detroit Walking Tour – Detroit Experience Factory

Pricing: $25 per person

Timing: 3:45pm-6pm

Meeting location: Walk will begin at the host hotels and end at the opening reception. Billions of dollars in development have happened along the Woodward Corridor in recent years and Downtown is at the epicenter of it all. On this tour you’ll see all the major developments as well as unique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and recently renovated residential options.You’ll also see some of Detroit’s great historical spots and its world-renowned architecture. After this tour you’ll have a better understanding of why Detroit is called the Renaissance City.

Highlights include:

• Campus Martius Park

• Spirit of Detroit

• New Development

• Hart Plaza

• Guardian Building

• The Belt and Z Lot