Tourism Workshop – ONLINE COURSE
August 18, 2020
9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
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.
*This class can be used for re-certification for graduates of the EDAA Leadership Institute program.
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.
- Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
- Location: Online
- Price: $95 per person
Note: Information will be emailed to participants 1-2 days prior to the course start date on how to connect for this online course. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|9:00 A.M.||Roll Call|
|9:10 A.M.||Welcome from GEDI
David Mixson, Associate Director
|9:15 - 10:15 A.M.||Economic Impact of Tourism
Grey Brennan – Alabama Tourism Department
Tami Reist – President & CEO, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (North Alabama)
Candace Johnson – Tourism & Community Development Director, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED) (Black Belt & West AL)
|10:15 - 10:45 A.M.||Economic Impact of Tourism
Herb Malone – President & CEO, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
|10:45 - 11:00 A.M.||BREAK|
|11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.||Tourism, It's More Thank You Think
Greg Lein – Director, Alabama State Parks Division, AL Department of Conservation
Colette Boehm – Special Projects, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism — By-ways, Blue-ways, sustainable tourism
Beth Gendler – VP of Sales & Sports, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission — Sporting Events
Tami Reist – President/CEO, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association — Waterfalls / Winery
Brian Rushing – Director of Economic Development Initiatives, UACED — Outdoor recreation
|12:15 - 12:30 P.M.||BREAK|
|12:30 - 1:15 P.M.||Alabama Tourism Program Development
Tami Reist – President/CEO, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association — Ingalls Harbor
Brian Rushing – Director of Economic Development Initiatives, UACED — Cahaba Blue-way / AIMT
|1:15 - 1:25 P.M.||BREAK|
|1:25 - 2:15 P.M.||Recognizing Assets and Resources for Tourism Development
Candace Johnson and Brian Rushing – UACED
|2:15 - 2:30 P.M.||Final wrap up and questions|
The registration fee for the Tourism Workshop is $95 per person.
Last Updated: August 11, 2020