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Climate, Weather and Tourism:

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"Climate, Weather and Tourism: Bridging Science and Practice" Report
Welcome Comments by Dr. Patrick Long, Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism and Workshop Co-Planner
Importance and Potential of the Workshop
  • Dr. Deirdre Mageean, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
Trends in National and Regional Recreation and Tourism Behaviors
  • Comments by Dr. Steve Rebach, Associate Director, North Carolina Sea Grant Program
  • Comments by Dr. John Rummel, Director, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, ECU
Application of Climate Data to Tourism Business Decision-Making.
Tourism Business Owners and Operators Panel--Moderator, Jason Oliver, College of Business
  • Jeff Greiner, Vice President of Marketing, Wildwater, LTD. Asheville, NC.
  • Bob Farren, Director of Grounds and Golf Course Management, Pinehurst Resort & County Club.
  • Patricia McRitchie, Owner/Operator, McRitchie Winery and Cider Works
  • Tim Lampkin, Director of Convention Sales and Group Services, Asheville Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Carolyn McCormick, Executive Director, Outer Banks Tourism Authority
  • Donna Kain, Assistant Professor, Department of English (Technical and Professional Discourse) and Natural Hazards Research Center
The "Footprint" of Tourism in the North Carolina Economy
Climate and Tourism—Impacts and Adaptations
Climate and Weather Trends Impacting North Carolina’s Tourism—Agency Responsibilities
  • Moderator, Carolyn McCormick, Executive Director, Outer Banks Tourism Authority
  • Dr. Ryan Boyles, Director, State Climate Office of North Carolina
  • Dr. Peter J. Robinson, Director, NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center
  • Ms. Jessica Whitehead, Regional Climate Specialist, South Carolina/North Carolina Sea Grant Extension Program
  • Dr. Stan Riggs, ECU Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Geology
Case Studies on Climate, Weather and Tourism
Climate and Tourism Index
Sector Perspectives on Climate, Weather and Tourism
The Future of the Travel Industry in a Climate Changing World
Wrap-up and next steps
Closing comments
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