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Heritage tourism workshops April 20-21 in John Day, Pendleton
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
Published on Monday April 4, 2016    5:39 AM     
 
Two free half-day workshops custom-designed to help eastern and central Oregon organizations and businesses succeed in heritage tourism will take place April 20-21 in John Day and Pendleton.

"Many studies show that heritage tourists tend to take longer trips, spend more money and seek a wide range of activities when they travel," said Kyle Jansson, coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission. "If you are interested in drawing more heritage tourists to your attraction, these studies show you may want to explore creative collaborations with other rural tourism draws in your area, including outdoor recreation, the arts and agritourism. "

The workshops will give you information, examples, working tools, new contacts and networking opportunities to strengthen your own attraction as a draw and build collaborations that create uniquely satisfying visitor experiences. The workshops are titled "Succeeding with Heritage Tourism: Market Information, Resources and Ideas for Attracting More Visitors through Creative Collaboration."

The workshops will run from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Choose from two convenient locations: Wednesday, April 20, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Rd., Pendleton or Thursday April 21, Juniper Hall, Malheur National Forest/Blue Mountain Ranger District Office, 431 Patterson Bridge Rd., John Day

Pre-registration is requested. Just send an email to heritage.info@oregon.gov with your name, email address and workshop location.

For more information, contact Jansson at 503-986-0673 or heritage.info@oregon.gov

The workshop is sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission using statewide partner funds provided by the Oregon Cultural Trust.