Defining and Developing Nature Tourism

I recently spoke to Arkansas’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism about nature tourism. Here are notes from my comments. Nature tourism is a huge component in the tourism economy of every state. People are drawn to nature in many ways, ranging from motorcycle touring to weeklong backpacking through a dramatic Wilderness Area, paddling a Wild and Scenic River, … Continue reading Defining and Developing Nature Tourism

Go to the people!

You know by now that my mind works in brevity. My staff often hear me repeat two things: Interpret the park, and Put your programs where the people are. Those short statements seem silly because they are simple and obvious. A typical response might be…”well DUH!” Then I wonder when I read reports that tell me … Continue reading Go to the people!