Tourism Workshop
August 2, 2020

Course Description

Tourism is an often-overlooked economic development strategy. This workshop will provide participants with knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of tourism, how it impacts the state and local communities, and best practices to identify, develop, and promote tourism assets in local communities. Non- tourism economic development professionals will find this very beneficial to their interest in growing their areas and local economy.


Growth of tourism, State’s activities, marketing campaigns, roles of the Department of Tourism, traditional tourism, other types of tourism, tourism success stories/case studies, recognizing assets, funding sources and other resources.


This course can be used for EDAA Leadership Institute Certificate re-certification. Please let us know if you need re-certification credit when registering.


This is a Pre-Conference workshop for the EDAA Summer Conference.

You are not required to attend the conference to attend this program. It is a separate registration.

If you would like to register for the EDAA Summer Conference, please visit:

Event Details
  • Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 11:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Location: The Lodge at Gulf State Park - 21196 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Price: $95 per person
11:30 A.M. Sign-in
11:45 A.M. Welcome from GEDI - David Mixson and Dr. LaKami Baker
11:50 A.M. - 12:50 P.M. Economic Impact of Tourism
  • Growth of Tourism
  • State Activites
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Roles of the Department of Tourism
12:50 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Break
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Tourism, It's More Thank You Think
  • Traditional Tourism
  • Other Toursim (festivals, sports, trails, etc.)
2:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M. Break
2:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Alabama Tourism Success Stories
3:15 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Recognizing Assets and Resources for Tourism Development
  • Class Exercise
  • Funding Sources
  • Other Resources
  • Question and Answer Wrap-Up
Registration Fee

The registration fee for the Tourism Workshop is $95 per person.

Online Registration

Last Updated: March 6, 2020