CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE NEWS.... CURRENT NEWS
JANUARY 1 - 31, 2010
Museum, Historical Society merge for the New Year
Mission Mill Museum and the Marion County Historical Society have officially merged, creating the Willamette Heritage Center as of January 1, 2010.
Coweta has resources to attract tourists for Civil War's 150th
According to John Culpepper, "tourism is the largest industry in the United States and the second largest in Georgia." "Heritage tourism is the fastest-growing segment of the tourism industry."
Heritage grants hit largest scope ever
Carol Benson, executive director of Four Rivers, said the range reflects the variety of projects and needs of the nonprofits. But all, she said, are designed to encourage heritage tourism and historic preservation, and add to visitors' cultural and informative experience. At the same time, they are an economic boost.
Chamber led change in 2009
Del Norte Prospector
A recently-restored hotel and heritage tourism site could spur growth in downtown Del Norte.
The Cultural Tourism in 2010: Trends, destinations and business
As 2009 had proven, the cultural tourism is recession-proof. That is logical: cultural tourism exists to satisfy a need for discovery – heritage, new wine region, new old civilization, new artifacts, new exhibition, new concert.
Harlem no longer the population capital of Black America
National Post (blog)
The Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center was established in 1998.
National Heritage designation could fund projects
17 sites being considered for inclusion in the Kentucky Lincoln National Heritage Area.
Appalachian Regional Commission to approve funding for 16 worthy projects
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Projects that can create new jobs, and tourism growth in Southwest Virginia, should be embraced.
South Carolina is boosting tourism
The Times and Democrat
Tourism is now the number one industry in South Carolina
and responsible for $17 billion dollars in spending and employing more than 200,000 people.
Virginia's No. 1 Tourism Promoter
Richmond Times Dispatch
Alisa Bailey has taken tourism in Virginia to another level making tourism a $19.2 billion industry in Virginia.
The Texas Commission on the Arts says the Cultural Heritage Tourism website as a great resource
New exhibit: Corktown Works!, to open in Detroit through April 25
The Detroit Blog
The exhibit shows how the Workers Row House is developing as a cultural tourism destination.
Cultural tourism is growing in Savannah
Savannah Morning News
Georgia is appealing to international visitors as well as local and regional guests with a unique, family friendly schedule.
The Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance in Danbury, CT receives a grant for $32,500
The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism awards will support efforts to promote the arts, history and cultural resources in the area.
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