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  • Community Sense of Place Community Sense of Place Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development: A Sustainable Approach
  • Climate, Weather, and Tourism Climate, Weather, and Tourism Tourism destinations and their individual tourism businesses are all vying for tourists at their respective locations.
  • Engagement and Community Engagement and Community In partnership with the Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development.
  • Rural Tourism Rural Tourism Sustaining rural America is one of today's pressing issues.
  • RESET RESET Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • US Travel Care Code US Travel Care Code The United States Travel Care Code has been developed and is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
  • RETI RETI The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative
  • Tourism and Entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship Developing the local tourism industry as part of an economic development strategy.

Sustainable Tourism Mini-Summit

Eastern North Carolina
February 11, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Agenda

8:15 a.m.         Continental Breakfast, Slide Show and North Carolina Music

9:00 a.m.         Welcome and Presentations by:

  • Ms. Linda Staunch New Bern/Craven County Convention and Visitors Center
  • Mr. Al Delia, NC Eastern Region
  • Mr. Vann Rogerson, NC Northeast Commission

9:30 a.m.         Sustainability and Tourism--Potential Benefits to the Region.

  • Pat Long, Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism, ECU.

9:50 a.m.         State of Eastern North Carolina’s Tourism Economy.

10:30 a.m.       Break

10:40 a.m.       Current Practices and Resources in Sustainable Tourism—Why and How.

11:30 a.m.       Hospitality Industry and Sustainability—Trends and Practices.

11:50 a.m.       Resources, Partners and Collaborators in Tourism

  • Alex Naar, Coordinator, Sustainable Tourism Initiatives.  Alex represents a cooperative effort of ECU’s Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development and the Center for Sustainable Tourism in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

12:10 a.m.       Ask the Panelists: Wrap-up and Next Steps

12:30 p.m.      Speakers available to meet with attendees.

Sponsors included the New Bern/Craven County Convention and Visitors Bureau, NC Northeast Commission, the NC Eastern Region and the Center for Sustainable Tourism, East Carolina University.

Sustainable Tourism | Mini Summit

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