Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange

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Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange 2014

Networking Forum ~ Idea Exchange ~ Partnerships

CHT Exchange 2014Hosted by Partners in Tourism, this 1.5 day forum is designed to offer great networking for cultural heritage tourism practitioners, to foster partnerships among attendees, identify ways to exchange information and enhance growth in cultural heritage tourism in the U.S.

Building on the 2011 and 2012 Exchanges, the 2014 program will include updates on the National Travel & Tourism Strategy, Brand USA and other federal/national activities impacting cultural heritage tourism. An outcome of the Exchange is to identify one issue or program for action by Partners in Tourism.

Benefits of Attending the CHT Exchange

  • Meet with representatives from the 29 Federal and National “Partners in Tourism”
  • Learn about new initiatives, legislative updates and national branding activities
  • Share information and ideas with colleagues engaged in cultural heritage tourism
  • Receive flash drive of current funding, marketing, product development, policy and other relevant materials for cultural heritage tourism practitioners

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2:00- 5:00 pm: Urban & Rural/Regional Discussion Groups

5:30- 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception (location TBD)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00- 9:00 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30 am: National Travel & Tourism Strategy – Impact on Cultural Heritage

Working Group Overview & Discussions of Activities/Outcomes to Date:

  • Marketing Promotions
  • Ease of Travel
  • Visitor Services
  • Research

10:30-11:00 am: Refreshment Break

11:00-12:00 pm: Session I: Federal Partners Panel

12:00- 1:30 pm: Partners Networking Lunch & Exhibition

1:30- 2:00 pm: Entertainment

2:00- 2:30 pm: Brand USA Update

2:00- 3:30 pm: Session II: National Partners Panel

3:30- 4:00 pm: Refreshment Break

4:00- 5:00 pm: Session III: Practitioners Exchange

5:30- 7:00 pm: Reception (location TBD)

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:00- 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast

8:30- 9:00 am: Trends in Cultural Heritage Tourism

9:00-10:15 am: Research Panel

10:15-10:45 am: Refreshment Break

10:45-12 noon: Funding Panel

12:00-12:30 pm Closing Session

Who Should Attend: Anyone involved or interested in advancing the policies, promotions and profile of cultural heritage tourism at the local, state, regional and national level.