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The more we know the more we share. Partner with Visit Winona and be a part of our story.

2020 was a year like no other. All hospitality businesses have been deeply affected by the pandemic and we at Visit Winona recognize the financial burden placed on our local shops, restaurants, attractions and lodging properties.

Our staff and board of directors want to assist in your success this year. All levels of partnership in our annual program have been discounted, making promotion of your business even more accessible with Visit Winona. Returning Partners: All 2020 Visit Winona partners at the BASIC Level of partnership will receive a GIFTED BASIC partnership in 2021. All returning advertising level partners will receive an additional $100 off any Expanded, Premium or Platinum partnership.

2021 Partnership Benefits include:

  • Full Online Directory listing at www.VisitWinona.com
  • 2021 Official Winona Visitor Guide listing
  • Visitor Center rack space
  • Placement of giveaways/coupons provided by business in Welcome Bags
  • Winona area updates, referrals, marketing and grant opportunities through Visit Winona

All partnerships are subject to approval.

Please complete the 2021 Online Partnership Form no later than February 28, 2021 for inclusion in our 2021 Official Winona Visitor Guide, (distributed April-December 2021). Basic level of partnership includes all benefits listed above; Expanded, Premium and Platinum levels includes all benefits and advertisement in our annual Winona Visitor Guide.
 
For more information, contact:
Kate Carlson
Partnership Director at Visit Winona
507-452-0735 (office)
507-316-1219 (cell)

Why partner with Visit Winona

Full Online Directory listing on VisitWinona.com
Our Visit Winona website has seen a page view increase of 43% January-July 2018 compared to 2017! Visitors and residents alike are finding your business in the palm of their hands as well; mobile users to VisitWinona.com are up 7% compared to last year and have now surpassed desktop users.

Full listing in the 2021 Visitor Guide
This annual publication is the first item sent to any inquiry or lead received to our offices. The Visitor Guide is distributed to the Mall of America, St. Paul/MPS Airport, all Minnesota Travel and Information Centers and more.

Visitor Center rack space
Thousands of guests stop into our beautiful Huff Street and Hwy 61 Travel and Information Center every year. Seven out of ten visitors pick up at least one brochure while on a trip. Printed brochures keep your business at the top of a guest’s mind.

Networking opportunities and training workshops
Visit Winona strives to make connections within our area to better strengthen relationships and referrals. Monthly meetings, quarterly exclusive e-newsletters and more keep you in-the-know.

Access to resources & tourism connections
Minnesota’s tourism industry is booming, and as a partner with Visit Winona, you will be at the forefront of trends and information that will help your business thrive.

Showcase your support of our community
The economic impact of tourism in the Winona region is staggering, and we welcome you in joining our tourist outreach and sharing the pride we feel for our great city. We know why everyone loves Winona; let’s shout it from the rooftops together.

What Visit Winona partners say

“I initially signed on as a Visit Winona Partner simply to be listed in the Visitor Guide. Seriously, the Guide is beautiful and goes out to thousands of visitors and locals every year.  It was a total no-brainer to be a part of it. What I didn’t realize at the time, was how much I would come to value the wisdom of my fellow partners and the tools available to me through the Visit Winona staff. Even though my business is small, I feel like I am part of something really big.”

Gaby Peterson, owner, Yarnology

“Many businesses can’t directly see how well the Visitor Center and Visit Winona work for them. Lakeview Drive Inn directly benefits from the Visit Winona website, brochure and Visitors Center. I know, because I ask new or unfamiliar customers how they found us or knew where we were located. Word of mouth, the internet and the printed word are great tools Visit Winona uses to promote us, and you, one of their local partners. I thank you for what you do!”

Tim Glowczewski, owner, Lakeview Drive Inn

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Invest in Winona’s community pride: What is good for visitors is GREAT for residents! Enjoy the benefits of a partnership with Visit Winona and see how supporting the growth of tourism in Winona can reap rewards for your local business.

Questions? Contact partnership director Kate Carlson for more information

T: 507-452-0735
E: kcarlson@visitwinona.com

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