Traveling is all about exploring. Finding new destinations and hidden gems.

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 2021 recognizes the Power of Travel and the industry’s role in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America.

Here in Michigan, we want to celebrate the Power of Travel with you by safely welcoming you back not only to our city, but connecting you with other destinations around the state and encouraging an epic summer road trip!

Here are the fun things you may find if you keep your eyes peeled:

  • $100 gift cards to shops like The Foundary in Sault Ste. Marie or Decadent Dogs in South Haven.
  • An overnight stay for DoubleTree by Hilton Port Huron.
  • Activity vouchers like $100 for Shepler's Ferry from St. Ignace or a vacation package to Muskegon.
  • Gift certificates to hot dining spots such as San Morello in Detroit.
  • $25-$100 gift certificates to spend at any shop or restaurant in destinations like Marshall, West Branch, Cadillac, and Jackson.
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How to Participate

To participate in the hunt, check our Facebook from May 2-8, 2021 for clues as to where some special Michigan goodies might be hidden.

You’ll know you’ve found a prize out in the wild if you find a silver tin with a sticker on top that says ‘The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt.’ What’s inside is yours for the taking! Once you’ve discovered your treasure, share a photo to social media with the hashtag #MIPowerOfTravel and let us know what you found and where. Keep reading to learn how you can win even more.

#MIPowerOfTravel Vacation Giveaway

While The Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt may only last a week, the Power of Travel continues on throughout the month of May! Whether you found a prize somewhere across Michigan or you’re dreaming of your next trip from the comfort of your couch, join in the fun by sharing your favorite Michigan travel memory on Twitter or Instagram using #MIPowerOfTravel. Ten lucky grand prize winners will snag a Michigan road trip, full of overnight stays in amazing destinations, activity vouchers, and dining certificates.

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Travel is incredibly important to Michigan. 1 in every 25 jobs in the state is supported by visitor spending, which adds up to 230,792 jobs. Your favorite shops, restaurants, and small businesses have been hit hard this past year, but in true Michigan fashion, they have stood strong and are ready to welcome you back! Hundreds of destinations have also taken The Pure Michigan Pledge, which means they are committed to maintaining disinfecting and social distancing protocols in their restaurants, shops, attractions, and outdoor spaces to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Join us May 2-8, 2021 and all month long as we celebrate the Power of Travel, the return of summer, and the good times soon to come! Extend your vacation and travel further, challenging yourself to explore parts of Michigan that you’ve never been to before.

About the Author

Frankenmuth CVB

The Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization, promoting tourism to Michigan's Little Bavaria.