CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE NEWS.... CURRENT NEWS
JULY 1 - 31, 2010
Editorial: Heritage tourism initiatives should benefit Oak Ridge
Knoxville News Sentinel
The idea with perhaps the biggest impact on Oak Ridge tourism would be inclusion in a possible multi-site national park
Officials promote niche tourism
Casper Star-Tribune Online
According to Milward Simpson, “Cultural tourism is niche tourism, but they will come if they have something that is promoted for them to come and see."
Possible VA Slavery Heritage Museum, Trail Moves Forward
The idea behind heritage tourism attraction is to chronicle Richmond's role in the slave trade and to commemorate sites.
Schuylkill River Heritage Area honored
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area works to foster heritage tourism throughout the region.
Cold Spring's West Point Foundry gets new recognition
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Scenic Hudson has raised $2.3 million in private and foundation money to develop the foundry as a heritage-tourism destination.
North Carolina Arts Council seeks applications
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
The North Carolina Arts Council is looking for artists to create works for two public arts projects that will be centerpieces of cultural tourism trails.
Baltimore City Mayor congratulates recipients of state grants
Four organizations in the Baltimore National Heritage Area will receive funding for preservation and heritage tourism development projects.
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority supports heritage tourism
Heritage tourism in Maryland will get a boost to their programs with a new $2.6 million award from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Heritage tourism topic for Texas Historical Commision's meeting series
Heritage tourism enables the tourist to learn about and be surrounded by local customs, traditions, history and culture.
Calvert Residents Invited to Comment on Plan to Convert Site
The goal of the project is to re-create a functioning small-scale family farm of the type common in the region circa 1950 that will provide opportunities for experiential learning, heritage tourism, heritage education and sustainable agriculture.
City, county get national preservation designations
First lady Michelle Obama has recognized Hendersonville and Transylvania County for protecting and celebrating their heritage and using historic resources for economic development and community revitalization.
Visitors pleased with PEI's historic sites, museums, galleries
Charlottetown, The Guardian
“The timing of this research is excellent as the Department of Tourism and Culture will be placing increased emphasis on cultural tourism beginning in 2011.”
Good things come in tourism packages
One area that Natchez should utilize packaging is in promoting the area's heritage tourism.
Arts Wisconsin joins tourism federation
The Business Journal
“Arts and cultural tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments of the national and state tourism industry,” said Peter Crawford,
president of Madison-based Arts Wisconsin.
From the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway
Four heritage tourism projects in the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Heritage Area have been awarded a total of $231,000 in matching grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Civil War trail coming to Charleston
Nearly 100 such markers could be placed across the state by the end of the year as part of a multi-state program to encourage heritage tourism.
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