Hotels that banked on Detroit's future as a travel destination are reaping their just rewards.
Based on increases in occupancy rates over the next 12 months, the website travelclick.com
predicts the city and surrounding areas will experience a 2 percent increase in travel to the city in 2012.
Finally, Conran says, the Detroit area is seeing "significant" year-over-year gains in business travel thanks to the recovering auto industry."We can't underestimate the fact that the health of the auto industry has improved dramatically," Conran says.
Let's not forget that worldwide media acclaim of Detroit as a paradise for an off-the-beaten-path vacation.