CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE NEWS.... CURRENT NEWS
MARCH 1-31, 2011
Local tourism groups join Route 6 Heritage effort
Funded through a $50000 state grant, the three communities will develop a strategic action plan to enhance heritage tourism.
New guide highlights Seattle's heritage
Tracey Wickersham, SCVB director of cultural tourism, said: 'Travellers continue to be interested in cultural and heritage tourism, travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past.
Shop Kansas City USA Promotes Kansas City to the Global Tourism Marketplace
Kansas City Star
The arrival of Shop Kansas City USA- Kansas City’s first alliance dedicated to promoting Kansas City as a top shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural tourism destination was announced on March 2, 2011.
Christopher “Kip” Bergstrom named executive director of the Connecticut
Commission on Culture and Tourism
Nevada museum advocates urge legislators to go easy on cuts
Reno Gazette Journal
Historic Preservation and the Comstock Historic District will merge into the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource..
Richmond puts focus on tourism
Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond and four surrounding counties combine to attract about 5.7 million travelers annually, and the visitors collectively spent $1.6 billion in 2009, according to Jack Berry, president of the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.
SD lawmakers give extra tourism tax second life; will run into 2013
The one-half percent was added to provide more promotional money for the state tourism office and to help fund the state arts council and the state archaeological resources office.
Trails project reaches second phase
Attendees of a meeting about phase two of the Natchez Trails Project walked away from the meeting with a list of contacts to help fill in Natchez’s African-American history.
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