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 December 9, 2020
Gillian Chirillo’s involvement in clubs and networking opportunities has strengthened her connections to the sustainability professionals she wants to work with.
Published on November 20, 2020
How did consumer food purchasing habits change in 2020 and what does it mean for the future?
Published on October 7, 2020
Using what she’s learned in the Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism major, Jiayi applied her knowledge of sustainability during an exciting summer internship at Nanjing Agricultural University.
Published on September 17, 2020
Doctoral student came to MSU for interdisciplinary program studying tourism, land management and conservation practices.
Published on August 17, 2020
A recent Michigan Sea Grant survey found that the average captain lost 15 trips during the early part of the 2020 season, which led to an overall loss of $4.5 million in revenue from charter fees.