Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference - Sustainable Tourism Lab

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Sustainable Tourism Planning & Development Laboratory


Sustainable tourism development meets

the needs of present tourists and host regions

while protecting and enhancing opportunities

for the future. It is envisaged as leading to

management of all resources in such a way that

economic, social and aesthetic needs can be

fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity

essential ecological processes, biological

diversity and life support systems.

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center

175 Main Street

Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

In collaboration with:


Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

8:00 - Noon

Conference Goals

• Learn the benefits of Cultural Heritage Tourism

Development that make sites and programs

come alive

• Add value to your program by focusing on quality

and authenticity

• Enhance the visitor’s experience by preserving

and protecting the resources

• Find a fit between a community and tourism

• Discover how Cultural Heritage Tourism promotes

a community’s identity

Conference Presenter,

Cheryl Hargrove

Cheryl Hargrove is President

of Hargrove International/The

HTC Group, a consultancy

she founded in 1995. Ms.

Hargrove served as the National Trust for Historic

Preservation’s first heritage tourism director after

successfully implementing their demonstration

program. A travel industry veteran, Ms. Hargrove

was named to the 1995 White House Conference

on Travel and Tourism Task Force, where she

served as a member of the Product Development

Committee. She participated in creating and

approving a national tourism strategy for the

United States which includes the protection and

appropriate development of America’s unique

historic, cultural and natural resources.

She also helped in the formation of the national

cultural tourism coalition to join federal and

national non-profit agencies together, and later

facilitated forums to develop a uniform definition

for cultural and heritage tourism. Hargrove is a

senior associate member of the Society of America

Travel Writers. She has spoken at more than 300

state, National, and international conferences

including the Norwegian World Heritage Site

annual meeting in 2010.

Ms. Hargrove’s organization specializes in heritage,

tourism, and marketing communications. Clients

include National Geographic Society, Third Annual

Geotourism Challenge, Appalachian Regional

Commission’s Civil War 150 Initiative, the Kansas

Scenic Byways Program, Maryland Heritage Areas

Authority, Pennsylvania Artisan Trails, and the

National Endowment for the Arts.

Why Attend

Join us for an interactive discussion

with Cheryl Hargrove to learn the benefits

of cultural heritage tourism and how it

contributes to the bigger picture of

sustainable tourism in New England.

Cultural and Heritage Tourism is one of

the fastest growing segments of the travel

industry. Studies show that heritage travelers

stay longer at their destination, spend more

money and tend to put money back in the

Communities they visit. Over the years,

travelers have outgrown homogenized places

and are now looking for unique, authentic

experiences. The goal of this Conference is

to forge a new vision, expand and develop

cultural & heritage tourism for the benefit

of our region’s economy, residents and the

tourism industry.

Registration Information

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cost: $45 per person (Includes lunch)


Online: www.sustainabletourismlab.com

Phone: 410-724-2200; Lilly Kayamba


Blackstone Valley Visitor Center &

Salve Regina University

175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860








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