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Mirza (left), Jing (far-right) talking about current and future agritourism opportunities with Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).

Agritourism
Networking Association Conference

The members of the Agritourism & Societal Well-being lab attended the recent Agritourism Networking Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. The conference provided networking and educational opportunities to 120 individuals involved in agritourism in many ways.

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Mirza (left), Jing (far-right) talking about current and future agritourism opportunities with Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).

Agritourism
Networking Association Conference

The members of the Agritourism & Societal Well-being lab attended the recent Agritourism Networking Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. The conference provided networking and educational opportunities to 120 individuals involved in agritourism in many ways.

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"Team Erin" convenes at the Social Coast Forum (from L-R) Malorey Henderson, Karly Meszaros, Erin Seekamp, Allie McCreary, Sandra Fatoric, and Matthew Jurjonas represented NC State's College of Natural Resources, Parks Recreation & Tourism Department with well-received presentations on relevant and innovative coastal management research.

Making waves with
social science

Dr. Erin Seekamp brought a team of NC State University graduate student and postdoctoral researchers to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Social Coast Forum, held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. This year’s Forum theme, “making waves with social science,” appropriately described the research and application sessions, which were focused on innovative and effective approaches to understanding human dimensions of coastal management.

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Coastal & Marine
Tourism Conference in Hawai’i

Dr. Erin Seekamp and PhD student Karly Bitsura-Meszaros traveled to the big island of Hawai’i to participate in the International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, hosted by the College of the Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Hanoa and held in Kailua-Kona.

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Community members interacting with tourists (Misminay, Cusco)

Keeping Experiential
Tourism Sustainable

How can tourism to ancestral Incan communities be sustainable, experiential, and yet positive? This is one of the main questions Dr. Carla Barbieri sought answers to in her visit to Cusco and Puno.

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Using Web Marketplaces
to Reach Untapped Markets

The People-First Tourism Lab research team recently released the publication, Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets. The document explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and experiences to untapped markets. In addition, the team will also deliver a hands-on workshop at the 2015 State Extension Conference in Raleigh, to an audience of extension professionals working with established or aspiring microentrepreneurs. With this initiative, the P1t Lab team aims at translating research to front-line professionals, the ones with real power to effect change and bring about development to under-served areas in the state.

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Mirza (left), Jing (far-right) talking about current and future agritourism opportunities with Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).

Agritourism Networking Association Conference

NC State graduate students expand their agritourism network The members of the Agritourism & Societal Well-being (At-Sow) lab (Carla Barbieri, Jing Li, and Mirza Halim), attended the recent Agritourism Networking Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. The MORE »

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Webinars on protected area tourism solutions

Protected Area Tourism Solutions Webinars The tourism business plays a major role in sustaining the global network of protected areas. At the same time, half of all international travelers visit a protected area MORE »

"Team Erin" convenes at the Social Coast Forum (from L-R) Malorey Henderson, Karly Meszaros, Erin Seekamp, Allie McCreary, Sandra Fatoric, and Matthew Jurjonas represented NC State's College of Natural Resources, Parks Recreation & Tourism Department with well-received presentations on relevant and innovative coastal management research.

Making waves with social science

NOAA Conference on Social Science for Coastal Decision Making Dr. Erin Seekamp brought a team of NC State University graduate student and postdoctoral researchers to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Social MORE »

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Free NC Coastal Tourism Workshop

Promoting Sustainable Tourism Businesses on the North Carolina Coast Tourism-focused businesses are invited to participate in a free sustainable tourism workshop: Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 9am – 12pm at the NOAA/NERR Auditorium, 101 MORE »

Community members interacting with tourists (Misminay, Cusco)

Keeping Experiential Tourism Sustainable

How can tourism to ancestral Incan communities be sustainable, experiential, and yet positive? This is one of the main questions Dr. Carla Barbieri sought answers to in her visit to Cusco and Puno, MORE »

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

The People-First Tourism Lab research team recently  released the publication, Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets. The document explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and experiences to MORE »

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