Visit Kenosha is a private, 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation that has served as Kenosha’s official travel resource since 1986. The sole purpose of the organization is to promote the Kenosha Area as a travel destination, and thereby contribute positively to Kenosha County’s economy.
As a destination marketing organization (DMO), the primary goal of Visit Kenosha is to attract travelers who will spend time in the Kenosha Area and patronize its hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail stores, and other businesses.
Visit Kenosha promotes the Kenosha Area to key travel markets in the Midwest using a number of strategies including advertising, social media, e-marketing, public relations, and customer care efforts. As publisher of the Official Kenosha Area Visitors Guide and companion website VisitKenosha.com, Visit Kenosha proudly represents and supports more than 130 local businesses and organizations – our Tourism Partners – throughout Kenosha County that cater to travelers.
The organization’s operating budget is wholly funded by the Transient Occupancy Tax – commonly known as “room tax” – that is collected when a person purchases a hotel/motel room in a municipality that has established a room tax ordinance. Municipalities within Kenosha County which have this ordinance and are represented by Visit Kenosha include the City of Kenosha, Village of Bristol, and Town of Wheatland.
Our organization is legally known as Kenosha Area Tourism Corporation. It previously did business publicly as the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.