CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE NEWS.... CURRENT NEWS
October 1 - 31, 2009
Park cutbacks erode state's tourist allure
California’s State Parks face cuts at the same time that a new study documents interest in cultural and heritage tourism.
A new addition to WWII Museum
A new addition to the World War II Museum in New Orleans has opened.
New National Study Shows Importance of Cultural and Heritage Travel to US Economy
Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
A new national study underscores the importance of cultural and heritage tourism in the United States.
Our View: For a good reason, La.'s in spotlight
Alexandria Town Talk
Funding for the arts leverages $7 for every $1 in state funding provided in Louisiana. Louisiana’s cultural economy provides almost 144,000 jobs, accounting for 7.6% of the state’s total employment and providing an economic impact of $934 million for the state.
City gets creative with arts plan
The Brown Daily Herald
The Department of Art, Culture and Tourism in Providence, Rhode Island is starting to implement a new plan called “Creative Providence” a 10-year cultural plan designed to boost local arts-related activities and investment.
Expedia employees helping promote Olympic National Park
Eight Expedia employees from all over the world gathered in the Pacific Northwest to help create a sustainable tourism plan for Olympic National Park. The plan will help to improve the visitor experience at Olympic National Park, and educate visitors about World Heritage and responsible travel.
Photos: TripAdvisor Launches World Heritage Campaign; Calls on the World's Largest Travel Community to Help Protect the World's Most Important Places
SYS-CON Media (press release)
TripAdvisor’s new World Heritage Campaign is encouraging travelers to provide reviews and opinions about the condition of World Heritage sites all over the world.
Arts play vital role in economy
Cape Cod Times
Massachusetts Representative Sarah Peake writes about the importance of culture and the creative economy to Cape Cod and Massachusetts.
City-wide program spruces up abandoned call boxes
The George Washington University The GW Hatchet
Abandoned police and fire call boxes on campuses in Washington DC are being turned into works of art.
Kerri Post Joins Visit Tallahassee As Senior Marketing Director
Hotel Interactive, Inc.
She also recently worked with a committee of state and tourism leaders spearheading efforts to recognize Florida's Spanish Colonial Heritage.
Cultural tour highlights Will Rogers Museums
The Claremore museum was already the focus of a Cherokee Nation cultural history tour. Now, the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism department will enhance its
Will Rogers History Tour with extended visits to the Will Rogers Memorial Museums.
Tourism plan unveiled
Greenwood Index Journal
Developing and maximizing the region’s tourism profile was the topic at hand Thursday morning at the Federal Building in Uptown Greenwood.
The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism had a regional conference in the Mays Reception Hall to discuss a tourism plan it has dubbed the Tourism Product Development Concept for the Scenic Savannah River Region.
Heritage Route Summit: US-12
The US-12 Heritage Trail Council has announced plans for a “Heritage Route Summit” later this month and is inviting heritage advocates, community leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, educators, and politicians to learn more about tapping into existing assets to create thriving communities.
Architecture is area's new gold mine
“Cultural tourism has become a very important piece of the economy in the United States. It is a good, healthy, sustainable kind of tourism that enhances
Recession hitting hard along the Appalachian Trail
San Francisco Chronicle
Along the quiet banks of Lake Russell, where bees buzz and grass blows lazily in the wind, Elbert County's top development official envisioned a resort that would bring vacationers' dollars to the declining granite quarrying hub.
Cultural Heritage Tourism
About - News & Issues (blog)
What factors do you look at when deciding where to go on your next vacation? For some couples, exploring their cultural heritage through tourism is important.
Tourism director to retire this month
Kay Ireland, executive director of the Sumner County Convention & Visitor's Bureau, will be retiring at the end of October, according to a press release. During her tenure, she implemented several new programs, including the successful Heritage Marketing Grants Program for historic sites,
through participation in the Tennessee Civil War Trail program, by expanding marketing efforts through ads and on the Web site.
Taking advantage of tourism opportunities in Salem County focus of workshop
The county is partnering with the Salem County Chamber of Commerce to present a new workshop designed to help businesses and organizations learn how to take advantage of opportunities available through tourism.
Landrieu: Louisiana competes for tourist on an international level
Monroe News Star
Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu meant no offense when he said other states aren’t Louisiana’s competitors for tourism.
“Our small state is in international competition with countries like Canada and France and places a lot bigger than us,” said Landrieu, who spoke at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe today.
Local Firm designs iPod application for Tourism
Richmond Times Dispatch
A Richmond, Virginia based design firm has developed an iPhone application to let visitors at museums, attractions and heritage areas find out more about these sites. The application, which will launch next spring, lets visitors build itineraries and share reviews.
Craft brewery tours lure visitors to Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Tourism has posted itineraries with brewery tours for visitors to learn all about barley, hops, yeast, wheat, fermentation and pasteurization for all their favorite craft beers.
Harbor hoopla coming to West OC
Bethany Beach Wave
Harbor Day – At the Docks in West Ocean City, Maryland is a heritage tourism event designed for the heritage-interested traveler or visitor as well as residents who own seasonal homes or have recently moved to the area. Organizers hope the event will stimulate interest in the county's maritime culture and provide visitors and area residents a coastal "sense of place."
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