Tourism Windsor Essex Releases 2024 Official Visitor Guide

LOCAL RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THEIR OWN BACKYARD DURING TOURISM WINDSOR ESSEX STAYCATION EXPO

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Releases The 2024/2025 Official Visitor Guide

Today Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island released their 2024/2025 Official Visitor Guide, the unofficial kick-off to the return of the tourism season in Windsor Essex. The guide features all new content, engaging new diverse and drone photography, and buyable experiences to entice locals and visitors alike to explore our region in an authentic way.

“We took the opportunity to highlight the region’s largest tourist attraction Caesars Windsor as the focus of our Official Visitor Guide to not only profile our top tourist attraction, but also capitalize on the brand recognition that Caesars Windsor brings with it” said Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex. “Visitors are looking for trip planning inspiration, and our Official Visitor Guide is the ultimate tool to make that planning easy. Highlighting buyable experiences, one-of-a-kind itineraries and 280+ businesses, it is our most-packed guide ever, and will be a hot commodity on shelves and in businesses this year.”

This year’s cover highlights the region’s top tourist attraction Caesars Windsor as a focal point and a multitude of visitors exploring our waterfront trails. This year Caesars Windsor is celebrating 30 years of gaming in Windsor, and including this was the opportunity to profile the iconic brand in such a prominent way, in addition to celebrating the impact that gaming has had on the tourism industry in the region.

“This year marks Caesars Windsor’s 30th anniversary and we thank Tourism Windsor Essex for prominently profiling our casino on the cover of their official visitor guide for the region.  We value our longstanding partnership with Tourism Windsor Essex as both our organizations recognize how the introduction of gaming 30 years ago positively changed the tourism and hospitality landscape and helped put Windsor Essex on the map” said Kevin Laforet, President and CEO of Caesars Windsor. “This milestone year has given us the opportunity to reflect on the incredible impact we’ve had on our community as the first commercial gaming casino in the country and the tremendous effect we have had as an economic generator and job creator.  The evolution of our property over the last three decades has been a testament to our commitment to our employees, our community and our guests.”

Tourism Windsor Essex, in partnership with Devonshire Mall, also kicked off the 10th Anniversary of the Staycation Expo, an event that encourages local residents to explore the great things to see and do in their own backyard. The Staycation Expo, running April 26th and 27th, will focus on helping local residents explore their own backyard by planning a Staycation. The Expo features 50+ exhibitors profiling key attractions, tour operators, wineries, craft breweries, a local artisan market, summer festivals and more exhibiting inside Devonshire Mall, plus the first chance to pick up a copy of the 2024/2025 Official Visitor Guide.

“Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Devonshire Mall is proud to be the host of the Staycation Expo, a unique collaboration that we look forward to each year” said Chris Savard, General Manager of Devonshire Mall. “The diverse offering of partners that Tourism Windsor Essex profiles at the Staycation Expo allows them to reach a new audience with 10’s of thousands of visitors daily, and we view this partnership as a true win-win for our tenants, customers, and the entire tourism industry.”

“We are grateful to Devonshire Mall for continuing their partnership on the Staycation Expo and the opportunity for our stakeholder partners to be visible to 50k+ visitors over the next two days” said Orr. “This partnership is a win-win for Tourism Windsor Essex and for our stakeholder partners to gain this highly-valued foot traffic. Visiting friends and family continues to be a top visit segment of visitors to our region, so educating locals about things to see and do is an important aspect of our marketing plan each year.”

Visitors will also have the opportunity to engage with partners at the Staycation Expo with the Staycation Passport, an incentive program designed to help visitors explore all the stops at the Staycation Expo. Visitors can pick up a passport as they enter the Expo and get it stamped at 10 different exhibitors displayed at Devonshire Mall for the chance to win a $500 Devonshire Mall gift card. More details are available at visitwindsoressex.com/staycation.

A digital version of the 2024/2025 Official Visitor Guide can be viewed by clicking here.

Stop by the displays located in front of Hudson’s Bay inside Devonshire Mall during regular mall hours Friday between 10 am – 8 pm and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

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