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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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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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Ecotourism & Climate
Readiness Presentation in Scotland

Dr. Erin Seekamp and doctoral candidate Ginger Deason traveled to Perth, Scotland in early October for the Mountains of Our Future Earth conference. Ginger presented her dissertation research on building climate readiness within an ecotourism business owned and operated by the indigenous communities of the Pueblos Mancomunados (located in the Sierra Norte mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico).

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Study on Cycling
Tourism in Central Park, NC

The purpose of this study was to conduct market research that informs a marketing strategy, ultimately leading to an increase in cycling tourism to the Central Park region of North Carolina. This study provides a foundation for stakeholders (e.g., chambers of commerce, visitor and tourism bureaus, bicycle shops, local governments, micro-entrepreneurs) to collectively market the region as a bicycle tourism destination. The study also provides stakeholders with evidence of the potential benefits of bicycle tourism.

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Birding is Big
Business

PRTM doctoral candidate, Ginger Deason, recently created a blog for NC Sea Grant about her work on Tourism Extension's Birder Friendly Business program revisions. Ginger discusses some of the findings from a recent study with birders in the mid-Atlantic region that she conducted with Tourism Extension Specialist, Dr. Erin Seekamp.

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Community members interacting with tourists (Misminay, Cusco)

Keeping Experiential Tourism Sustainable popular

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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Study on Cycling Tourism in Central Park, NC

Dr. Chantell LaPan, Dr. Duarte Morais, and Dr. Carla Barbieri of NC State University’s Parks Recreation and Tourism Management program have released a survey on Central Park, NC Cycling Tourism. The online survey MORE »

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Birding is Big Business

PRTM doctoral candidate, Ginger Deason, recently created a blog for NC Sea Grant about her work on Tourism Extension’s Birder Friendly Business program revisions. Ginger discusses some of the findings from a recent MORE »

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