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Tourism Extension
Specialists Visit the NC Legislature

Dr. Carla Barbieri and Dr. Duarte Morais visited the N.C. Legislature on March 20, 2014 to speak about the importance of Agritourism in North Carolina.

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N.C State Legislative Building

Tourism Extension
Specialists Visit the NC Legislature

Dr. Carla Barbieri and Dr. Duarte Morais visited the N.C. Legislature on March 20, 2014 to speak about the importance of Agritourism in North Carolina.

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What to Expect from
Tourism Extension in the Coming Years

The NC State University Tourism Extension (TE) office completed an assessment of NC Cooperative Extension Service (CES) personnel’s needs for tourism-related programs and materials in July 2013. This project was initiated to reconcile on-the-ground extension needs with the expertise of the new TE specialists appointed during the summer of 2012. Study results, which will guide TE office efforts, highlight a need for increasing awareness of tourism resources, events, economic impacts, and benefits within county CES offices. Study results also indicate a desire for the continued delivery of existing programs with updated materials. See a the full report HERE.

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People-First Tourism
introduces NC State Students to a Local Farmer

People-First Tourism partners with Cooperative Extension to help local entrepreneurs create dignified and sustainable livelihoods glocally . In February, the NC State Sustainability Office and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service took a group of students on a half day farm visit to Daniel Dayton, one of the People-First Tourism entrepreneurs in the Wake County network. Along with networks of entrepreneurs around the world, North Carolina currently has 14 People-First Tourism networks across the state with more being developed. Daniel introduced his farm to the students while explaining the daily challenges he faces to grow fresh, high quality organic produce for high-end Triangle restaurants.   Read more about the student's visit at the People-First Tourism Blogspot.

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People-First Tourism
travels to South Africa

People-First Tourism members of the South African Active Disabled People Association. They now welcome visitors to learn about their craft-making and farming activities, and to learn about their lives and communities.[/caption] Snapshots of fieldwork this May in communities outside of South Africa's Kruger National Park. Kruger is a world renowned wildlife tourism destination that provides numerous jobs to nearby rural communities. Now, with the leadership of Wits Rural Facility and their local community organizations, People-First Tourism (P1T) is creating opportunities for aspiring micro-entrepreneurs to also earn income from tourism. You can check out more information Here.

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Duarte Morias

Outstanding Extension
Service Award

Duarte Morais was selected as one of the four winners of the Outstanding Extension Service Award and was elected to the Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement. He was honored at the annual Outreach and Extension Awards Luncheon on April 14, 2014 at the McKimmon Center.

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Enhancing Rural Tourism Networks

Recent graduate, Jennifer Iyengar (Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management), and Erin Seekamp (Associate Professor and Tourism Specialist) have crafted a factsheet that can enhance rural tourism networks. Enhancing Rural MORE »

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