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ARC Tourism Advisory Council Meeting

May 2012


May 22, 2012
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Appalachian Regional Commission
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C.

Agenda items for the May 22 ARC Tourism Advisory Council meeting included an update on ARC program activities; an evaluation of the marketing campaign for the "Civil War: The Home Front" map guide to Appalachia, launched in April 2011; a presentation on national efforts to attract a greater number of international tourists to the United States; and discussion of emerging opportunities for tourism council collaboration.

Meeting agenda (PDF: 94 KB)
Meeting summary

Meeting Presentations
Recap and Evaluation of "Civil War: The Home Front" Map Guide: Cheryl Hargrove, Hargrove International, Inc. (PDF: 1.4 MB)

Update on National Travel and Tourism Strategy and International Tourism Promotion: Julie Heizer, Acting Director, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce (PDF: 1.1 MB)

About the ARC Tourism Advisory Council
In 2002, ARC formed an advisory council to help leverage regional collaboration to increase tourism in the Appalachian Region. The council works to identify and conduct activities that add value to Appalachian states, attract multiple partners, and economically benefit Appalachian communities. Council members include representatives from all 13 Appalachian states.