MSU Extension’s tourism team works statewide addressing community needs and interests in leveraging assets and resources for tourism development. A variety of programs exist to assist a community or region in becoming a destination or launch initiatives to strengthen existing tourism offerings. Programs are specifically designed to involve local leaders and stakeholders in a collaborative process for developing regional synergies and inclusiveness, exploring niche markets and/or capitalizing on the results of community assessments by first-time visitors. Ultimately, programs can form the basis for future development, spawn local leadership, and strengthen community vitality.
- Increase awareness of assets and opportunities.
- Increase knowledge of best practices, trends and changes.
- Develop new leadership roles, opportunities and action items.
- Foster new collaborations and plans among stakeholders to advance community driven tourism.
Published on July 30, 2021
Local decision-makers play a key role in managing and protecting the water quality of our freshwater resources.
Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism degree supports student in the field of museum studies and informal education
Published on June 9, 2021
Adrian majored in sustainable parks, recreation and tourism and minored in museum studies to explore topics such as non-profit management and informal education.
Published on June 3, 2021
U.S. Travel Association publishes details of the startling decline in U.S. travel and tourism.
Published on May 20, 2021
After several years, strategies and suggestions develop for building leadership teams to address community-driven tourism and development.
Published on April 21, 2021
Farm viability requires flexibility, innovation in local government planning and zoning to allow for farm income diversification.