Tag Archives: Tourism

Public Art: The Feel-Good Hit That Makes Us Linger – and Spend Money

Art is an underestimated force that can have a significant impact on the economy – not so much from the direct expenditure on the art work itself, but on the increased revenue generated from more visitors, better productivity and free publicity that is attracted to the culture that art creates. Read more... Read more

Role of the Arts in Rural Economic Development & Cultural Heritage Tourism

The arts – and artists – offer distinctive opportunities to enhance the personality of place. In this webinar from the Conservation Fund, learn how communities and individuals are using the arts in rural communities to customize destination planning, enhance gateways and infrastructure, create authentic attractions, develop and market festivals, and provide unique retail experiences. Register now... Read more

Boise GreenBike Expansion Will Bring Bike Sharing to Parks, North End, Businesses

​Boise GreenBike experienced significant growth in ridership in 2016, its first full year. The service peaked at more than 7,300 members, more than double the total for 2015. GreenBike will experience a major expansion this spring with bike racks headed to parks along the Boise River Greenbelt and in the North End. Read more... Read more

New Provisions for Lexington Recreation Tourism Clear Key Hurdle

​A controversial change to Fayette County, Kentucky’s zoning laws that will allow for new recreation and tourism-related businesses cleared a major hurdle after nearly four years of changes and debate. The changes include making six activities —including zip lines and canopy tours — a conditional use in the agricultural natural zone. Read more... Read more

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the close relationship between World Heritage and tourism, and how climate change is likely to exacerbate problems caused by unplanned tourism development and uncontrolled or poorly managed visitor access, as well as other threats and stresses. Tourism can also play a positive role in helping to secure the future of many... Read more

Smart Growth Grants Go to Adirondack Communities

​The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded Smart Growth Program grants to several Adirondack Park communities. The money will provide a new water source that will serve the Town of Crown Point and stabilize production activity at the Essex County Fish Hatchery, expand the Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake, and support streetscape improvements in Lake Placid. The grants will help communities capitalize on important assets and invest in their local infrastructure. Read more... Read more

Orange County Poised to Become a Premier Cycling Destination in North Carolina

​Orange County, North Carolina is quickly becoming a favorite hotspot for cyclists in the Southeast. Local tourism boards are considering leveraging the growing interest as an economic development tool, while improving community branding at the local and regional level. Several advocacy groups, such as Carolina Tarwheels and Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill, have worked to develop programs surrounding bicycle safety; organizing events for cyclists of all ages. Read more... Read more

Chicago’s Painting a World Hub for Public Art

​Along an eight-block-long stretch of Chicago’s Wabash Avenue, an estimated 100 murals will go up, making it not only a tourist destination, but an urban campus for the 30,000 students attending nearby colleges and universities. The avenue is coming back to life. Although the corridor is in its early stages, restaurants, hotels and newly planned apartment buildings are already linking their offerings to the blossoming Wabash. Read more... Read more
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