Visit Sheboygan, Inc. and the City of Sheboygan Want to Hear From You
Visit Sheboygan, Inc., and the City of Sheboygan are conducting a summer-long survey focused on how visitor and residents utilize the area’s most popular recreational and hospitality offerings. The “Sheboygan Favorite Things To Do Survey” can be accessed on the web sites visitsheboygan.com and sheboyganwi.gov.
Chad Pelishek, director of planning and development for the City Sheboygan and chairman of the Visit Sheboygan board of directors explains, “The city has surveyed the community in the past to find out how residents feel about public services, access to public to offerings, and general quality of life in the community. But now we’re hoping to discover how residents value and use our recreational and hospitality offerings in an effort to get a pulse on the direction of possible future development, preservation, and city image.”
Recreational and leisure activities in the area are the number one draw for visitors to the area, and understanding which activities visitors value most is also an important goal of the survey project. Amy Wilson, President and CEO of Visit Sheboygan, Inc. explains how tourism raises the quality of life in the area, “Tourists generally demand higher quality services than most people do in the course of their day-to-day lives. Put quite simply, when we’re on vacation, we tend to splurge more. The impact of the quality and quantity of recreational and leisure activities demanded by tourists also means a higher quality of life for a destination’s residents.”
Visit Sheboygan is hoping to find out which activities visitors most enjoy when staying in the Sheboygan area, as well as what type of dining experiences and lodging facilities are most in demand. “The data collected from both residents and visitors through the survey will provide a well-rounded picture of how people are interacting with the area’s most popular assets from scenic value to watersports and outdoors activities, as well as they view the business focused on hospitality experiences. Once we understand more about that, those findings will better inform projects for development, public access, promotion, and image.
Residents interested in participating in the survey project may access the online survey at visitsheboygan.com or sheboyganwi.gov. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and participant identities will remain anonymous. Data will be collected through Labor Day weekend.
The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2R3DDH9